The W
Views: 100257863
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Calendar | Color chart | Log in for more!
31.10.14 0055
The W - Basketball - Clippers owner Donald Sterling banned for life; fined $2.5M for racist comments
This thread has 6 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Thread rated: 4.09
Pages: 1
(9 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (6 total)
ekedolphin
Scrapple








Since: 12.1.02
From: Indianapolis, IN; now residing in Suffolk, VA

Since last post: 134 days
Last activity: 7 days
#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.93
Due to his racist comments that have sparked controversy throughout the league, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life, fined him $2.5 million, and will urge the Board of Governors to exercise its authority to force Sterling to sell the team.

“Effective immediately, I am banning Mr. Sterling for life from any association with the Clippers organization or the NBA,” Silver said. “Mr. Sterling may not attend any NBA games or practices. He may not be present at any Clippers facility. He may not participate in any business or player personnel decisions involving the team. He will also be barred from attending NBA Board of Governors meetings or participating in any other league activity.”

Sterling was caught on tape making a series of racist remarks to his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, whom he chastised for bringing African-Americans to ball games.

The Clippers, Heat, Rockets and Blazers all engaged in silent protests against Sterling by donning black socks in their recent playoff games. The Clippers' website currently redirects to a page, black background with white lettering, with the words "WE ARE ONE" and the LAC logo.

WOW. I knew the hammer was going to come down hard, but I didn't expect a lifetime ban. Yet I find it hard to disagree with it. Thoughts?



"Has it never occured to anyone that maybe Kane attacked him, because no one likes The Miz?"
--John Bradshaw Layfield, RAW 10/28/13

Certified RFMC Member-- Ask To See My Credentials!

Co-Winner of Time's Person of the Year Award, 2006

Promote this thread!
Big Bad
Scrapple








Since: 4.1.02
From: Dorchester, Ontario

Since last post: 8 hours
Last activity: 1 hour
#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.73
Sterling should've been kicked out of the league 20 years ago.



"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
El Nastio
Andouille








Since: 14.1.02
From: Ottawa Ontario, by way of Walkerton

Since last post: 5 days
Last activity: 12 hours
ICQ:  
#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.42
Here's a question; if the owner of the Orlando Magic donates more money to conservative groups advocating traditional marriage (he has done this before) - will he be ousted as well?



"You can't put a price on integrity"
Stefonics
Bockwurst








Since: 17.3.02
From: Queidersbach

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 13 hours
#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.18
    Originally posted by El Nastio
    Here's a question; if the owner of the Orlando Magic donates more money to conservative groups advocating traditional marriage (he has done this before) - will he be ousted as well?

Only when there are enough non-traditionally married NBA players to make his actions look like he's biting the hands that feed him.

I like how Silver handled this, especially considering it is his first big to-do. I imagine Stern was at least contacted as counsel for this decision, although I also imagine him wringing his hands, hemming and hawing, while hoping it blows over (as he did with Sterling for the entirety of his tenure as Commish). There isn't much that could've been done that would be going too far in this case, considering how public this is and who is talking.
ekedolphin
Scrapple








Since: 12.1.02
From: Indianapolis, IN; now residing in Suffolk, VA

Since last post: 134 days
Last activity: 7 days
#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.93
I find it amusing that, according to the strict letter of the edict, Sterling couldn't attend any NBA game, even a non-Clippers one, if he bought a ticket.

My mother noticed that and said with a grin, "Are they taking ESPN off his television, too?".



"Has it never occured to anyone that maybe Kane attacked him, because no one likes The Miz?"
--John Bradshaw Layfield, RAW 10/28/13

Certified RFMC Member-- Ask To See My Credentials!

Co-Winner of Time's Person of the Year Award, 2006

wannaberockstar
Morcilla








Since: 7.3.02
From: MA

Since last post: 12 hours
Last activity: 8 hours
AIM:  
ICQ:  
#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.35
    Originally posted by El Nastio
    Here's a question; if the owner of the Orlando Magic donates more money to conservative groups advocating traditional marriage (he has done this before) - will he be ousted as well?


If it affects the bottom line of the NBA, anything is possible.

Considering everybody knew he held these views for, how long, and they're just doing something about it now that it's in the mainstream? I mean I'm glad he's gone but if you think it was done for any reason other then the fact that it was going to affect the league financially, you're out of your mind.
Thread rated: 4.09
Pages: 1
Thread ahead: 2013-4 NBA Finals: Schedule & Predictions
Next thread: 2013-4 Conference Finals - Schedule & Predictions
Previous thread: 2013-4 Conference Semifinals - Schedule & Predictions
(9 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
West Virginia routs No. 7 Oklahoma (sportsillustrated.cnn.com) One thing's for sure... The Mountaineers are certainly not gonna creep up on anybody like last year.
- Texas Kelly, Oklahoma gets Pittsnogled (2005)
Related threads: Chauncey Billups out for the season - Reporters tweeting that CP3 to Clippers is a done deal - Donald Sterling the Philanthropist - More...
The W - Basketball - Clippers owner Donald Sterling banned for life; fined $2.5M for racist commentsRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim

This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.083 seconds.