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AP Source: Donald Sterling hires investigators
The Associated Press ^ | June 13, 2014 | Tami Abdollah

Posted on 06/14/2014 2:25:36 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A person with knowledge of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's legal strategy says his team of lawyers has hired four private investigation firms to dig up dirt on the NBA's former and current commissioners and its 29 owners.

The individual, who wasn't authorized to talk publicly, says investigators were given a six-figure budget over the next 30 days to examine the league's finances, allegations of previous discriminatory conduct and compensation to past commissioner David Stern and current commissioner Adam Silver. They're also looking into whether other owners ever made any off-color jokes, or racist or sexist remarks....

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: basketball; donaldsterling; racism; sports Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: 2ndDivisionVet

I Love it! GO DONALD! GO DONALD!


2 posted on 06/14/2014 2:34:05 AM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

good


3 posted on 06/14/2014 2:36:53 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The idea that you can strip someone of millions of dollars and take away their livelihood for engaging in free speech which hurt no one...and in private...is the most racist thing that blacks can do. And they enjoy it.

I hope he beats the pants off them.

4 posted on 06/14/2014 3:08:03 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Scorched earth. I bet he comes up with scores of things that people in the NBA said or did that was equally or more egregious than what he is being punished for. Yes, I’ll have extra butter on that popcorn.


5 posted on 06/14/2014 3:20:57 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Donald has no case.


6 posted on 06/14/2014 3:39:34 AM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What’s that old saying, “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones”.


7 posted on 06/14/2014 3:52:20 AM PDT by jonsie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

For a senile old coot with dementia, Sterling is sure playing hardball!


8 posted on 06/14/2014 4:04:20 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (The Stone Age didn’t end because we ran out of stones)
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To: Enterprise
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This might go very deep ...

I suspect that "key franchise players" will also be targeted ...

Popcorn ?

Nope. You're gonna get prime rib, lobsters and champagne ($1,000 a bottle) for this great show.

It will do America good for the fraudulant gansta-thuggery known as the "NBA" gets mortally torpeoded.


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9 posted on 06/14/2014 4:30:08 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (.)
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To: Oliviaforever
He has nothing to lose, being an old man and having more money than he can use.

It will be fun to see the NBA overlords, and the other characters involved in this public lynching squirm and try to lie low.

10 posted on 06/14/2014 4:30:19 AM PDT by Moorings
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In about 3 weeks the hearing on whether Sterling is legally competent to manage his financial affairs starts. I would suggest he concentrate on that because if he loses it then this all goes away.


11 posted on 06/14/2014 4:35:35 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Sacajaweau
The idea that you can strip someone of millions of dollars and take away their livelihood for engaging in free speech which hurt no one...and in private...is the most racist thing that blacks can do.

Then he's suing the wrong person. The NBA owners have not voted to strip Sterling of his team. His wife is the one who made the deal and agreed to sell.

12 posted on 06/14/2014 4:38:00 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg
The NBA owners have not voted to strip Sterling of his team.

... and he's taking steps to insure that they do not. As for NBA commissioners, revenge is a dish best eaten cold.

13 posted on 06/14/2014 4:55:49 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: DoodleDawg
In about 3 weeks the hearing on whether Sterling is legally competent to manage his financial affairs starts.

when the team was sold it was announced the he was incompetent, I was wondering when that ruling took place. It takes time to go to court in such matters. Now are you saying that hearing is coming up in three weeks? If so how did they use "incompetent" to cut he out of the decision making process of the sale?

14 posted on 06/14/2014 5:12:54 AM PDT by Lockbox
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
... and he's taking steps to insure that they do not.

Like I said he's suing the wrong person then. It's his wife who is selling the team out from underneath him. At this point the only vote the NBA owners are considering is whether to allow Ballmer to buy it.

As for NBA commissioners, revenge is a dish best eaten cold.

And if he loses his competency hearing then he won't be able to have revenge on anyone.

15 posted on 06/14/2014 5:19:55 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Oliviaforever
Donald has no case.

Neither does the NBA -- so let's see how this no-case proceeds -- get the popcorn.

16 posted on 06/14/2014 5:24:15 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Lockbox
when the team was sold it was announced the he was incompetent, I was wondering when that ruling took place.

Sterling was declared medically incompetent by his doctors as a result of tests conducted during two medical examinations. It was because of those findings that Shelly Sterling took control of the trust that owns the Clippers. Now that Sterling has changed his mind again about selling she's taking the matter to court and having him declared legally incompetent as well.

17 posted on 06/14/2014 5:28:24 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Sacajaweau

Donald was condemned for talking in private with his airhead girlfriend. The true heroes of sports today are guys like Michael Strahan, the former New York Giant who is now on the cover of Parade magazine’s for Father’s Day. Strahan has four kids, two ex-wives, and refuses to find a third wife to help him take care of the kids.

One of the ex-wives accused him of beating her and he is famous for tracking his present girlfriend with GPS because he thinks she might be unfaithful.

But all is forgiven because the Father of the Year is black and campaigns for gay marriage.


18 posted on 06/14/2014 5:45:22 AM PDT by heye2monn (MO)
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To: DoodleDawg

Thanks, will be interesting because ‘medically incompetent’ is not legally incompetent. I think someone put the cart before the horse.


19 posted on 06/14/2014 5:59:20 AM PDT by Lockbox
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To: SgtHooper
Donald hires 4 private investigators!

Wait! ...No. ...He hired 4 of the largest private investigating FIRMS! hehe

20 posted on 06/14/2014 6:08:22 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Sacajaweau
From what I heard on a radio interview last week with a lawyer/accountant who is familiar with the legal technicalities of this kind of case, Sterling's real motivation is that he needs to get this case into a courtroom so he can claim that the NBA is forcing him to make the sale in a legal process instead of under the NBA's governing bylaws. From what this guy said, there are very favorable capital gains tax rules if you are being forced against your will to sell an asset in a legal process. This kind of thing is usually found in eminent domain proceedings. If I paid $500,000 for a commercial building and it's worth $2 million a couple of decades later, I am on the hook for capital gains taxes on the $1.5 gain if I sell the asset today. But from what this lawyer/CPA said, there is a more favorable tax treatment if I am forced to sell it to the state against my will so they can build a highway or public school there.

We'll see how this unfolds, I guess.

21 posted on 06/14/2014 6:10:05 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("What in the wide, wide world of sports is goin' on here?")
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To: SgtHooper

Where’s that cotton picking deer chowing down on the popcorn?


22 posted on 06/14/2014 6:23:33 AM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: SgtHooper

Local (Indianapolis) sportscaster, Dan Dakich, predicted this from a Day One.


23 posted on 06/14/2014 6:25:37 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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To: SgtHooper

I’m starting to like this guy.


24 posted on 06/14/2014 6:33:20 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

He ought to go after some of the players as well - I’m sure that’s a target rich environment.


25 posted on 06/14/2014 6:36:49 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: Oliviaforever
Donald has no case.”

No. Th NBA has no case.

26 posted on 06/14/2014 6:53:56 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: biff
Ask and you shall receive...


27 posted on 06/14/2014 7:00:34 AM PDT by moovova
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To: yldstrk

Oh, they will find stuff all right.


28 posted on 06/14/2014 7:01:56 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: DoodleDawg

I know what mentally incompetent means. Is that the same as medically incompetent?


29 posted on 06/14/2014 7:05:06 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: Sacajaweau

They could get rid of him because the league is private and all those entering have to sign papers saying you have to go by their rules.

Sterling made the mistake of letting his views on sensitive topics see the light of day into the media.
I agree with him in getting all these investigators to get the stuff on others, why should he be the only one not getting a free pass?


30 posted on 06/14/2014 7:06:22 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: SgtHooper

Just go away.....


31 posted on 06/14/2014 7:07:00 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: jonsie

I was going to say the same thing. This could be entertaining.


32 posted on 06/14/2014 7:15:02 AM PDT by McGruff (I can only show you the door. You're the one that has to walk through it.)
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To: aquila48
He ought to go after some of the players as well - I’m sure that’s a target rich environment.

You are presuming any of them have a sense of shame or an ounce of decency. Facts nowhere in evidence.

33 posted on 06/14/2014 8:40:06 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Revenge is a dish best served cold.


34 posted on 06/14/2014 9:17:46 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: SgtHooper

Should be fun.


35 posted on 06/14/2014 9:32:05 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

True, but it doesn’t hurt to show theirs and the medias hypocrisy. Time to shine some light on those sanctimonious hypocrites.


36 posted on 06/14/2014 11:26:00 AM PDT by aquila48
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