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Re: CC Random thread

Postby rats19 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:08 pm

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Cornuck wrote:Wow - they made an example of him, didn't they?

The guy sounds like a complete asshole. If he felt that strongly about race, he should have had an all-white team.

Maybe he likes having black "employees"? I think he chose the wrong industry to be racist in. ;)

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Re: CC Random thread

Postby BurningBeard » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:10 pm

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Cornuck wrote:Wow - they made an example of him, didn't they?

The guy sounds like a complete asshole. If he felt that strongly about race, he should have had an all-white team.

Maybe he likes having black "employees"? I think he chose the wrong industry to be racist in. ;)

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How long before he buys a hockey team? :)
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Re: CC Random thread

Postby Topper » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:41 pm

It would have been interesting if Sterling had denied it was him on tape instead of admitting it was his voice.

California makes it illegal to tape tape phone conversations without consent. Likely the conversation would be inadmissible in court and could lead to charges against the gold digging bimbo.

Sterling's wife is still suing the gold digging bimbo for $1.8 million in gifts (Ferrari, Range Rover and Bentleys plus a duplex) received from the Clippers and her hubby.

Looking forward to Sterling vs Silver.
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Re: CC Random thread

Postby BurningBeard » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:37 pm

Topper wrote:California makes it illegal to tape tape phone conversations without consent. Likely the conversation would be inadmissible in court and could lead to charges against the gold digging bimbo.

Sterling's wife is still suing the gold digging bimbo for $1.8 million in gifts (Ferrari, Range Rover and Bentleys plus a duplex) received from the Clippers and her hubby.

I believe I read that he asked to be taped. Because he forgets things... like the emancipation proclamation apparently. :lol:
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Re: CC Random thread

Postby Topper » Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:39 am

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Re: CC Random thread

Postby BurningBeard » Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:34 pm


The way I see it is the NBA is a private company, and Sterling is essentially an employee (suppose there is room for argument on that point). It's the NBAs right to deal with him however they want.

In a free society you should be able to make racist remarks in private without being fined and losing your property rights.

This is an interesting point, but that's not really what happened. He thought he was in private, but it became public. He has a valid beef, and probably a legal one, but it'd be akin to me canning one of my staff because they sent a nasty e-mail to a friend and it was forwarded to me. Whether or not the law was broken in the process is another question. I would still be within my rights to fire them, however unfair that is.

As an aside, I also really liked what Kareem Abdul Jabar said about the situation. Smart dude, that guy.

Sterling gave up his "property rights" (or severely limited them) when he entered into a contract with the rest of the NBA owners. Any NBA owner can be dealt with in the same way - it just takes a majority vote. I'm sure many are weary of setting the precedent, and they should be. I have no doubt, they want to make him sell his team not just because he's a racist who's currently getting a lot of media attention, but also because he's a horrible owner and they can use this as an excuse to get rid of him. I'm not sure they're going to be successful though...

Wouldn't it be great if Magic Johnson bought the team? :roll: I'm almost inclined to think it was a setup.
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Re: CC Random thread

Postby Cornuck » Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:32 pm

I have to wonder how the NHL would have handled this situation. :D
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Re: CC Random thread

Postby Betamax » Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:04 pm

Topper wrote:It would have been interesting if Sterling had denied it was him on tape instead of admitting it was his voice.

California makes it illegal to tape tape phone conversations without consent. Likely the conversation would be inadmissible in court and could lead to charges against the gold digging bimbo.

Sterling's wife is still suing the gold digging bimbo for $1.8 million in gifts (Ferrari, Range Rover and Bentleys plus a duplex) received from the Clippers and her hubby.

Looking forward to Sterling vs Silver.


Who is Donald Sterling’s girlfriend, V. Stiviano? Get to know the woman at the centre of the Clippers scandal

via: http://sports.nationalpost.com/2014/04/ ... s-scandal/

Her bio lists her as an “artist, lover, writer, chef, poet, stylist, philanthropist.”


She sounds, like, uh, a "Renaissance woman" who was allegedly pretty good at extracting gold from fossils. 8-)
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Re: CC Random thread

Postby Topper » Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:04 pm

BurningBeard wrote:As an aside, I also really liked what Kareem Abdul Jabar said about the situation. Smart dude, that guy.

More from Kareem and the NAACP selling itself at auction to the highest bidder.
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Re: CC Random thread

Postby BurningBeard » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:22 pm

Topper wrote:More from Kareem and the NAACP selling itself at auction to the highest bidder.

Yeah, that's what I had read, the Time op-ed he did. One of the few intellectually honest statements I've seen someone make about the situation. I'm also surprised (I shouldn't be) that the NAACP hasn't received more flack over this.

Here's the full article:
http://time.com/79590/donald-sterling-kareem-abdul-jabbar-racism/
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Re: CC Random thread

Postby Topper » Thu May 01, 2014 5:51 am

Thanks for the link.

A revival of Rule Britannia. Sterling Silver brings out the Sheffield Steel.
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Re: CC Random thread

Postby Cornuck » Thu May 01, 2014 9:56 am



Kareem wrote:He was discriminating against black and Hispanic families for years, preventing them from getting housing. It was public record. We did nothing. Suddenly he says he doesn’t want his girlfriend posing with Magic Johnson on Instagram and we bring out the torches and rope.


Great perspective, and one that the media is just too damned lazy to pursue. I guess it's better for ratings to parade a racist old man across the screen than to make people think.
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Re: CC Random thread

Postby Topper » Sun May 04, 2014 8:33 pm

Does SNL know the history of Liberia?

Do they know who Marcus Garvey was?

The Black Star Liner?

http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/05/04/nd-snl-clippers-drama.cnn.html
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Re: CC Random thread

Postby Topper » Wed May 07, 2014 9:04 am

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Re: CC Random thread

Postby SKYO » Thu May 22, 2014 8:59 pm

just wokeup from a nap, expect some late night posts tonight *evil laugh*
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