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N.B.A. Is Investigating Comments Attributed to Clippers’ Owner Donald Sterling
The New York Times ^ | 2/26/2014 | BILLY WITZ

Posted on 04/26/2014 2:42:44 PM PDT by Beave Meister

The N.B.A. has started an investigation into remarks attributed to the Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling after the release Friday night of an audio recording on TMZ.com in which a person TMZ identified as Sterling admonished a female friend to avoid being seen in public with black people.

Reaction around the league, whose players are predominantly African-American, was swift. The Clippers, who are in San Francisco for their first-round playoff series with the Golden State Warriors, held a team meeting late Friday, according to The Los Angeles Daily News. Magic Johnson, the former Lakers star and minority owner, said on Twitter that he would not attend a Clippers game as long as Sterling remained owner.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: black; california; clippers; donaldsterling; donsterling; hispanic; laclippers; losangeles; losangelesclippers; nba; racism; white
Don't know who recoded this conversation, maybe the girlfriend because she knew she was on the way ut and needs some walking around cash....but rest assured the liberal media Sh!t Storm is a coming.
1 posted on 04/26/2014 2:42:45 PM PDT by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister

Uh oh, sounds like Sterling is going to get “Rush’ed”........LOL!


2 posted on 04/26/2014 2:45:37 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: Beave Meister

Surgical strike right on the NBA’s primary audience. This team may be finished.


3 posted on 04/26/2014 2:46:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Beave Meister

As a Laker fan I have always hated Donald Sterling, but all this talk about “Suspending” him is ridiculous..he has every right to his beliefs, as disgraceful as they are, he has a right to have them, he doesn’t like black people, so players don’t have to play for him..the Clippers is his team he can do what he wishes..I dont remember the same outrage when Dirk Nowitski said that the holocaust never happened..if this woman had posted a picture with Michele Bachmann or Ted Cruz and Sterling had gone on an Anti GOP rant, I wonder if the same outrage would have existed


4 posted on 04/26/2014 2:47:24 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Beave Meister

He better hope the NBA doesn’t have a “SWAT team” with “snipers”.


5 posted on 04/26/2014 2:48:28 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Beave Meister

May I suggest hockey for his next team purchase. (No...honkey fans are not inherently racist...but he wouldn’t get as many brothers interested in watching the game.....now THAT would be taken as a racist statement)


6 posted on 04/26/2014 2:50:29 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Beave Meister

It’s amazing to me how people smart enough to be billionaire real estate magnates and presumably keep their business interests confidential in a way that, well, anybody would...will just blather themselves stupid in social media. I mean really, after seeing the worldwide gaffes of Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin (and Don Sterling is as Hollywood as anybody could be without being directly involved in the film biz) and seeing that anything that leaks out of your teenage-brained reactionary underpants becomes fair game...how do these folks commit such obvious, yet damaging blatherings?

I really don’t get it. It must be that their arrogance or their pure need to control another person outweighs even momentary considerations of intellect or discernment. Very odd.


7 posted on 04/26/2014 2:51:03 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Hot Tabasco
hahahahahaaa.... this is so funny. Cause you just KNOW that all the owners would love to have the general fan of the club "hang out" with them in the owner's box and country club... bwwahahahahahahaha... Cause proles always hang around their masters.

Oh my this is so deliciously ironic and funny. It's almost as fun as a war between Iraq and Iran... or watching Al-Quiada, Hezzbolla, and Muslim Brotherhood blow each other up.

I'd bet the under on the game and the Clips not to cover the spread. This should be just yummy. Reminds me of Rev Jackson calling NYC "hymie-town".

8 posted on 04/26/2014 2:51:14 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Thank you. Everyone has a right to his beliefs. Honestly, the Totalitarian Thought Police seem to have made up new rules. If you don’t toe the line exactly, walk on eggshells, choose your words with care - you, too, could be hounded out of your job.

Starting to be a place I don’t much want to live. Should keep the ‘immigrants yearning to be free’ population down pretty soon. Why would you leave everything to come to a ‘Land of the PC.”??


9 posted on 04/26/2014 2:52:03 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Beave Meister

If there is one thing I need to know about being an owner of a NBA team — I cannot go around talking about blacks. It is not like he was a rancher in the middle of nowhere. Oh wait.


10 posted on 04/26/2014 2:52:46 PM PDT by sagar
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To: FlingWingFlyer
He better hope the NBA doesn’t have a “SWAT team” with “snipers”.

That would be Holder and his new Black Shirt panther party.

11 posted on 04/26/2014 2:55:09 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Beave Meister

Stick a fork in him.

He’s committed the unpardonable sin, unless, that is, he gets down on his knees, kisses the ring of Al Sharpton, donates hundreds of millions of dollars to the Rainbow Coalition, issues a mea culpa on prime time ESPN, and receives one month of public flogging by the editorial boards of the LA Times, NYT, and WaPo.


12 posted on 04/26/2014 2:55:27 PM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: cripplecreek
This team may be finished.

The owner is finished. The team may survive.

Whoever published this audio is an idiot. She could have sold it to Sterling for $50,000,000

13 posted on 04/26/2014 2:58:33 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Al Not so Sharpton is already calling for the NBA to take away his franchise.

Seriously.


14 posted on 04/26/2014 2:59:44 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Beave Meister

There was just an update on NBA-TV: The woman on the tape is the defendant in a lawsuit by the Sterling family. She worked for the family and allegedly embezzled $1.8 Mil and has allegedly told Sterling, “I’ll get you,” or words to that effect.


15 posted on 04/26/2014 3:01:36 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (What we need is to sucker the fedthugs into a "Tiananmen Square"-like incident on the National Mall!)
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To: Beave Meister

16 posted on 04/26/2014 3:04:51 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: bboop

Sterling has a long history of not liking black people, and that’s his right..but all Ive been hearing all day is how he should lose ownership of the Clippers and be suspended..its HIS team, he owns it..he can do what he pleases..he obviously doesn’t hate all blacks since the majority of his team IS black..if black players have a problem with him they don’t have to play for him, there are what, 30 NBA teams, many to choose from, no one is putting a gun to their head forcing them to join the Clippers.
Also, this “Girlfriend” of his is quite the character, she is known for being a gold digger and she had no right to tape record him, isn’t that illegal? You can tape someone without their consent?


17 posted on 04/26/2014 3:07:06 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: sagar

I thought he said that it wasn’t that he didn’t like blacks but it was their culture.

Oh heck, what do I know, I think that the girlfriend recorded it for blackmail. She sounds sweet, poor young thing.


18 posted on 04/26/2014 3:07:18 PM PDT by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage (Not my circus, not my monkeys.)
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To: bkopto

Did you hear, Jesse Jackson spoke out about it, he took time off of banging Tamera Holder to speak out about this because after all, he is the black people spokesperson


19 posted on 04/26/2014 3:08:15 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Beave Meister

When do the thought crimes begin....

WAIT!.. they already have.. (/S)


20 posted on 04/26/2014 3:08:43 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Beave Meister
The NAACP fete will be fun.
21 posted on 04/26/2014 3:10:43 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: Beave Meister

Sterling is a scumbag.


22 posted on 04/26/2014 3:11:13 PM PDT by Third Person
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To: Third Person

He’s also a slum lord, many years ago my sister rented an apt in one of his many buildings here in LA, in a nice neighborhood, he treated everyone like crap..I just think he hates everyone, he looks down on everyone


23 posted on 04/26/2014 3:13:26 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Beave Meister
but rest assured the liberal media Sh!t Storm is a coming.

Seems like this is the only way the media knows how to "go after" someone nowadays.

24 posted on 04/26/2014 3:14:23 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Jackson will go away for part ownership of the clips for himself or someone in his family.


25 posted on 04/26/2014 3:14:34 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Beave Meister

You don’t need a 1st amendment to protect POPULAR speech.


26 posted on 04/26/2014 3:16:37 PM PDT by DManA
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To: windcliff

I thought for a moment that this was Robert Byrd’s outfit.


27 posted on 04/26/2014 3:16:46 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Beave Meister

Strong Sterling scandal reactions: Barkley decries owner; Jesse Jackson calls for boycott

http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/donald-sterling-los-angeles-clippers-owner-scandal-jesse-jackson-calls-for-boycott-042614


28 posted on 04/26/2014 3:16:59 PM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

“I thought he said that it wasn’t that he didn’t like blacks but it was their culture.”

So, if blacks did not have their culture, he would have liked them?


29 posted on 04/26/2014 3:17:47 PM PDT by sagar
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To: Hot Tabasco
But he's a liberal. He can't have a racist bone in his body.
30 posted on 04/26/2014 3:28:28 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: bboop
Thank you. Everyone has a right to his beliefs.

Of course they do. And they also have the right to express those beliefs, without fear of punishment by the government. They don't have the right to expect everyone else to like their beliefs or to agree with them. If Donald Stirling wants to tell his half-black girlfriend that he doesn't want her associating with black people, that's between them - unless one of them chooses to air it publicly, as seems to have happened.

At that point, it's public news, and the rest of us have the right to react to that news in any lawful way we choose. His players, nearly all black, have the right to be offended and angry. His customers have the right to consider boycotting his team. And the league in which he owns a franchise have the right to impose sanctions on him in accordance with their contracts with him.

That's all that is happening. Seems very American to me - I'm fine living in a place in which some jackass can run his mouth and those who don't like his views can tell him so and refuse to do business with him. Worked for the Dixie Chicks, it'll work for Donald Stirling too.
31 posted on 04/26/2014 3:36:04 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Beave Meister
Where was this recorded? California has a "two party consent" law. She may find herself in legal trouble.

Calif. Recording Law
32 posted on 04/26/2014 4:05:59 PM PDT by Duke C.
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To: Beave Meister

Sterling’s young girlfriend is / was part Latin, part Negro. He wanted her to pass as white or a light-skinned Latina and not post pics of herself in the company of Negroes, including Earvin “AIDS” Johnson. Strange the old fart has / had a colored girlfriend who likely betrayed him, but he’s entitled to his choices & opinions and shouldn’t back down or apologize. Will only make it worse, with the race hucksters and leftist media swooping in to eat his vital organs.


33 posted on 04/26/2014 4:10:33 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Think Marge Schott. Former Cincinnati Reds owner...


34 posted on 04/26/2014 4:15:02 PM PDT by BizBroker (There is no "radical Islam", there is only Islam itself.)
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To: Beave Meister

Actually Cliven Bundy was sitting in Sterling’s seat.


35 posted on 04/26/2014 4:15:19 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

“I really don’t get it.”

It’s about courage to speak the truth and not be controlled by political correctness, which is nothing more than old-fashioned fear.


36 posted on 04/26/2014 4:22:21 PM PDT by Finalmente
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To: BizBroker
Will MSNBC fire Al Sharpton over these comments: Larry Elder ‏@larryelder 9s Boycott Clips? "If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house." --Sharpton Boycott MSNBC?
37 posted on 04/26/2014 4:25:48 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Duke C.
Where was this recorded? California has a "two party consent" law. She may find herself in legal trouble.

Because of the content, she's immune.

38 posted on 04/26/2014 4:30:27 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“...isn’t that illegal? You can tape someone without their consent?

I believe those laws vary from state to state.

But I’ve always wondered about people who were plotting to commit a crime, would it be illegal to record that, or would their own intended illegality trump that.


39 posted on 04/26/2014 4:30:35 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: windcliff

Good lord,is that real?

It is VERY funny.

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40 posted on 04/26/2014 4:38:48 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Ronald_Magnus

He’ll be forced out I think. Not saying I buy into that solution but it sounds like that is what is coming down the pipe.

A little over a year ago, he lost his son.

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2974269/posts


41 posted on 04/26/2014 4:45:45 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: Sarah Barracuda

You are preaching to the choir. I am just telling you what happened to Marge and what is likely to happen to this guy.

http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2004/03/03/loc_schott.controversy.html


42 posted on 04/26/2014 4:45:53 PM PDT by BizBroker (There is no "radical Islam", there is only Islam itself.)
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To: Beave Meister

I believe in the free market but just think, there is no affirmative action in the NBA and NFL.


43 posted on 04/26/2014 5:08:41 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: Beave Meister

NBA should have quotas, Hispanics, Asians, Whites, Blacks. Affirmative Action. (Okay, just kidding.)


44 posted on 04/26/2014 5:16:45 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: Sarah Barracuda

As a fellow Lakers fan, my first reaction was “...people actually care enough about what Don thinks to get mad at him?”


45 posted on 04/26/2014 5:34:13 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: BeadCounter

Why I now only follow NASCAR and golf (sans Eldrick). Football & basketball mostly Negroes, and baseball mostly Latins & Negroes. All backed up by media leftists — think Costas. Too much rot, attitude, criminality, and corruption.


46 posted on 04/26/2014 11:51:45 PM PDT by twister881
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To: twister881

Baseball has lots of Latinos but American Blacks are now less than 10% of all players. There have been efforts to get African Americans to start playing baseball more.


47 posted on 04/27/2014 1:07:05 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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