• Announcements

    • iacas

      Create a Signature!   02/05/2016

      Everyone, go here and edit your signature this week: http://thesandtrap.com/settings/signature/.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
saevel25

Donald Sterling Banned for Life

192 posts in this topic

After confirmed that the racial statements made by Donald Stirling were him, Donald Stirling has been banned for life.

Though he has not been banned from owning the team. Only the board of governors can force a sale of the team. Stirling is banned from anything associated by the NBA. He can not attend games, practices, or any of the Clipper's facilities.

Personally I applaud this decision. Stirling has ever right to his own bigotry, and the NBA shouldn't allow such a man own a team in the NBA. Especially since, I believe 80% of the NBA is African American. This type of culture should not be allowed in the NBA especially from an owner of a team.

Though he still owns the team, and the Commissioner is pushing the Board of Governors to force the selling of the team.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards and Achievements

Want to get rid of this advertisement? Sign up (or log in) today! It's free!

After confirmed that the racial statements made by Donald Stirling were him, Donald Stirling has been banned for life.

Though he has not been banned from owning the team. Only the board of governors can force a sale of the team. Stirling is banned from anything associated by the NBA. He can not attend games, practices, or any of the Clipper's facilities.

Personally I applaud this decision. Stirling has ever right to his own bigotry, and the NBA shouldn't allow such a man own a team in the NBA. Especially since, I believe 80% of the NBA is African American. This type of culture should not be allowed in the NBA especially from an owner of a team.

Though he still owns the team, and the Commissioner is pushing the Board of Governors to force the selling of the team.

This type of attitude shouldn't be tolerated in any situation. I hope his colleagues ostracize him and that he's forced into selling his franchise. Good luck with the free agent market dipshit! :-P

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards and Achievements

Good riddance.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards and Achievements

Though he still owns the team, and the Commissioner is pushing the Board of Governors to force the selling of the team.

Yeah, I would assume that as well.  According to some of the stuff I've read about him, the reason he likes owning the team is to be able to scmooze with the players, and sit courtside with celebrities, and show off for friends, etc, etc.  Basically all the stuff he's not going to be able to do anymore.

I would guess that this was thought to be the best first step towards getting him to sell.

And it's already well known, BTW, that Magic Johnson's group (oh, the irony) that bought the Dodgers is very interested in buying the Clippers (since the Busses aren't selling the Lakers anytime soon).

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards and Achievements

Yeah, I would assume that as well.  According to some of the stuff I've read about him, the reason he likes owning the team is to be able to scmooze with the players, and sit courtside with celebrities, and show off for friends, etc, etc.  Basically all the stuff he's not going to be able to do anymore.

I would guess that this was thought to be the best first step towards getting him to sell.

And it's already well known, BTW, that Magic Johnson's group (oh, the irony) that bought the Dodgers is very interested in buying the Clippers (since the Busses aren't selling the Lakers anytime soon).

Good that would be poetic irony for Magic Johnson to own the Clippers due to the fact many of the racial comments were stemmed from Stirling not wanting Johnson at the Clippers games, invited by his so called girlfriend.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards and Achievements

And it's already well known, BTW, that Magic Johnson's group (oh, the irony) that bought the Dodgers is very interested in buying the Clippers (since the Busses aren't selling the Lakers anytime soon).

That Instagram pic was not a coincidence, Magic masterminded this whole thing! ;-)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards and Achievements

Yeah, I would assume that as well.  According to some of the stuff I've read about him, the reason he likes owning the team is to be able to scmooze with the players, and sit courtside with celebrities, and show off for friends, etc, etc.  Basically all the stuff he's not going to be able to do anymore.

I would guess that this was thought to be the best first step towards getting him to sell.

And it's already well known, BTW, that Magic Johnson's group (oh, the irony) that bought the Dodgers is very interested in buying the Clippers (since the Busses aren't selling the Lakers anytime soon).

The problem is that this guy has literal "f you" money and he's a multi-billionaire. Once he sells the team, he'll probably come out with around $600-800M as a rough estimate of the team's value (it could go for more, obviously).

In the end, he'll still be schmoozing with people who have more money than they know what to do with. He'll also continue living his life as a racist as well because let's face it, he's been a racist for many years and he's not going to change his point of view at this stage in his life. I'd rather not hear any politically correct apologies written by somebody that he pays. I'd rather not hear that he's dedicating his time to working with inner-city youths and donating money to the NAACP (buying awards). I'd much rather he sells the team and moves on quickly and quietly.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Personally I applaud this decision. Stirling has ever right to his own bigotry, and the NBA shouldn't allow such a man own a team in the NBA. Especially since, I believe 80% of the NBA is African American. This type of culture should not be allowed in the NBA especially from an owner of a team.

One, good riddance. Two, I'd applaud it even if 0% of the NBA were African-American. There are some attitudes that just shouldn't be welcome in society, and racism is one of them.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards and Achievements

One, good riddance. Two, I'd applaud it even if 0% of the NBA were African-American. There are some attitudes that just shouldn't be welcome in society, and racism is one of them.

Well that is true, but especially in the case of the NBA were one of the owners said it. That just bring it to a whole new level in my opinion, just because of the position of power Stirling is in.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards and Achievements

I'm glad they threw the book at this bigot.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A concerning precedent.  A private conversation, recorded without knowledge.  Disgusting to be sure, but someone expressing a personal preference and opinion, whether we agree with it or not.

I wonder if the NBA will be consistent going forward when the next owner/coach/player makes an intemperate remark that is caught on mike.....

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards and Achievements

A concerning precedent.  A private conversation, recorded without knowledge.  Disgusting to be sure, but someone expressing a personal preference and opinion, whether we agree with it or not.

I wonder if the NBA will be consistent going forward.....

And Sterling has had issues like this long ago, i.e. racist remarks. IMHO, If they are going to ban him, then he should sell the Clippers, as I think it would be an awkward situation for all concerned.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards and Achievements

A concerning precedent.  A private conversation, recorded without knowledge.  Disgusting to be sure, but someone expressing a personal preference and opinion, whether we agree with it or not.

I wonder if the NBA will be consistent going forward when the next owner/coach/player makes an intemperate remark that is caught on mike.....

Yea that was my only concern. But since NBA is about branding, what you do outside reflects on you as an owner as well.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards and Achievements

A concerning precedent.  A private conversation, recorded without knowledge.  Disgusting to be sure, but someone expressing a personal preference and opinion, whether we agree with it or not.

I wonder if the NBA will be consistent going forward when the next owner/coach/player makes an intemperate remark that is caught on mike.....

I totally get that, however, this is not really about these comments by themselves.  Everybody already knew he was a racist, sexist pig, but there was never really any official "proof."

So, in my view, they aren't banning him because of these comments, they were just the necessary missing piece.

This is why I think this does not set a precedent and that the NBA does not have to be consistent (in the way you are suggesting) going forward.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards and Achievements

F**k racists. F**k homophobic gay bashers. F**k arseholes in general. Seriously, if you can't get along with, or at the very least be tolerant of others, go get your own ****ing planet.
1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards and Achievements

F**k racists. F**k homophobic gay bashers. F**k *******s in general. Seriously, if you can't get along with, or at the very least be tolerant of others, go get your own ****ing planet.

But hey, you're not being tolerant of racists! ;-)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards and Achievements

Yeah, but it's not really about these comments by themselves.  Everybody already knew he was a racist, sexist pig, but there was never really any official "proof." So, in my view, they aren't banning him because of these comments, they were just the necessary missing piece. This is why I think this does not set a precedent and that the NBA does not have to be consistent (in the way you are suggesting) going forward.

Sorry, they could have taken action any time. It's only because this became public that it's happened now. He's an extremely litigious attorney with more money than he could ever spend. He's going to make it his life's work to prove that he's being treated in a manner that's inconsistent with how others are treated. And truth be told, as disgusting as he is, in time, he's going to be able to demonstrate that. This isn't going to end well for the NBA. [quote name="jamo" url="/t/74189/donald-sterling-banned-for-life#post_983386"] But hey, you're not being tolerant of racists! ;-)[/quote] True. Tolerance works both ways. Too many people demand tolerance of their own point of view, but draw the line at those viewpoints with which they disagree. I think everyone here knows me well enough to know how I feel about Sterling's asinine comments, but these things cut both ways....

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards and Achievements

But hey, you're not being tolerant of racists! ;-)

They're not human beings, so they don't count. :-P

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards and Achievements

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • 2016 TST Partners

    GAME Golf
    PING Golf
    Golf Evolution
  • Posts

    • 2016 Waste Management Phoenix Open Discussion
      Actually, they mentioned today that it's an environmental requirement imposed by the government; local, state or federal, they weren't sure.
    • Steel vs Graphite generic question
      Spin is OK though? I could be flipping a little but I may need work on Key #3 to get that launch down to where it needs to be... Because I SHOULD be carrying my 7-iron 160-165 with that speed.  Maybe the motor is fine (the shaft), just need to work on in-line impact more...
    • Finding Value in The Used Club Market
      I'm liking this:   That makes a lot of sense.  Local Retailers may be getting some of the last years models dumped on them when the new clubs start cycling through.  I was thinking about doing the demo days thing to get a taste of what is out there.  The R7 limited and R11 Taylormade Drivers were good to me.  I think a X2 hot/Big Bertha/etc/ect would probably be more forgiving.  Still, I look at the clubs of old... the Cleveland Launcher Comp / Callaway Hawkeye and think: "If I can buy that club for $20... and I can buy newer (used) for $50-$100... hmmm.  Spinning the wheels.  Thanks for the advice though I really appreciate it. If anyone has a Driver / had a Driver they loved from (2009-2014) let me know about it!  What did you like/didn't like?
    • My ex-home courses closing, changing - proofs that golf is in decline
      I just found out that my ex-home course, Sunol Valley Golf course, went out of business last month.  I played 2 - 3 times a week for 2 years not too long ago.  The course was done in by shrinking golfers, and 500% increase in water cost in the last 4 years of CA drought.  They could not make money.   Another ex-home course is now doing business as a golf and foot golf (soccer golf) course.  Golfing customers were not enough. Another course nearby (Santa Clara Tennis and Golf Club) is going to turn into a parking lot for a recently built football stadium. It is sad that despite improved economy in Bay Area, CA, golf business is in decline.  They have been in decline since 1990s but most of the courses around here survived 2008-9 recession.  The current drought and the resulting water cost going through the roof appears to be the final nail in the coffin for the weaker courses.   Sad.
    • Injury Question
      I didn't play golf for about 11 weeks due to it being difficult to play with work after day light savings time fell back.  Now, from the sounds of it, I played through the majority of the repair time as I walked 9 holes 4-5 times a week with 1 day of walking 18 for 7-9 weeks after the injury....I know, I'm an idiot. As it stands now I don't really notice it 90% of the time, its just something that pops up on a swing every now and then.  From the sounds of your healing time, I may have caused it to heal improperly leaving me with a hitch....  If I really just need to not do anything and it'll heal over time then I'd gladly do it, kicking and screaming the entire way as I already had a plan in place to push my handicap into the single digits by years end. I don't like the sound of having something happen as "I get older," I'm only 26 damn it .
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Images

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. onthehunt526
      onthehunt526
      (29 years old)
  • Blog Entries