Black Sports : .NBA suspends Donald Sterling for life

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  1. Keita Kenyatta

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    Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned for life for racial remarks and fined $2.5 million by the league.

    By Scott Malone and Larry Fine
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The National Basketball Association banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the game for life and fined him $2.5 million for racist comments made public over the weekend, the league's commissioner said on Tuesday.
    Sterling, the longest-tenured owner of any of the 30 NBA teams, will not be allowed any role in the operations of his team or be able to serve as one of the league's governors, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced at a news conference in New York.
    The controversy began over the weekend when the celebrity website TMZ.com released an audio recording with a voice said to be Sterling's criticizing a friend for associating with "black people."
    An investigation into the recording concluded the voice was Sterling's Silver told reporters.
    "The man whose voice is heard on the recording and on a second recording from the same conversation that was released on Sunday is Mr. Sterling," said Silver, who is confronting his first major crisis since he was named commissioner in February. "The views expressed by Mr. Sterling are deeply offensive and harmful."
    Sterling's comments caused a wave of outrage from fans, players and coaches of the league, which was on the forefront of racial integration in U.S. professional sports, all the way to Barack Obama, the first black U.S. president, who blasted the "incredibly offensive racist statements."
    The move may not be enough for some critics, who called on Sterling to give up ownership of the team, though observers said the other 29

    https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/nba-bans-clippers-owner-game-life-over-racist-183617621--nba.html
     
  2. Enki

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    That was the right move. How can you be this way in what is essentially a black sport, and have the power to hold people back? They had to do this because if Doc Rivers, and all the other blacks on the team had the fortitude that a few blacks had back in the day, they would not play. Ray Charles broke a contract because he refused to play at a gig.

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    Sterling paid $12 million for the team. :news:
     
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    Right, and the current dollar value I've heard is between 500 -600 million.

     
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    Why point is that even when he's losing, he's laughing all the way to the bank/winning!
     
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    That is the bad thing about this, you can't take the team away from him.

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  7. I'm Becoming Me

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    He's still filthy rich and he probably could care less; and he still owns the team.
     
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    Kinda reminds me of John Legend's new song, "I'm winning even when I'm losing," lol.

    But, Mr. Sterling will suffer in the long run, and the short run also! He is now the laughing stock of the World:rofl: ... So we laughing at him too!

     
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    For now he does, but Mason asked for a Owners timetable on the vote to oust him, remember?

     
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    Ah, no. I don't remember.
     
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