Skip to comments.Can The NBA really ban LA Clippers-owner Donald Sterling from any and/or all NBA games?
Posted on 04/30/2014 1:03:10 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
If and when Sterling becomes an ex-owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, how can the NBA keep him from attending a Bulls-Knicks game in Chicago, for example, if he walks in just like everyone else?
If Sterling can be banned, can some person who posts racially-charged epithets online on whatever online media platform be identified by the NBA as an "undesirable" - a persona non grata - and summarily "banned" from all NBA games?
Are we now in the age where the owner of a "restaurant" who said no to blacks eating in his restaurant is booted out, his restaurant bought, and then he is banned from eating in that "restaurant?"
But Adam Silver's desire seems, seems to go beyond wanting him banned from just that one "restaurant."
Banned from ALL NBA "restaurants?"
Can one hunt monsters and become a monster?
I believe the ticket stub says something like they reserve the right to refuse service. They can ban fans who get caught throwing bottles or fighting in the stands.
The guy doesn’t seem like much of a monster IMO.
I’ve been basically making the same argument on another thread.
There are many here who refuse to see.
Yes, they do it all the time for people who run onto the field/court during games.
A ban based upon the “right to service” for fighting in a previous arena - that I can see.
But how can someone be banned for being a racist?
What next, banned for being an adulterer, an alcoholic, an ex-con, someone covered in tattoos that the NBA doesn’t like, and so on?
How many sins can one be banned for?
They can try, but Sterling might have some recourse in a court of law.
A ban based upon “right to serve” based upon a person fighting in another arena - that I could see.
But a ban for being a racist?
What next, a ban for being supposedly “anti-Muslim” or being an adulterer, and alcoholic, ex-con?
He owns a franchise in the NBA, he doesn’t own the NBA.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the NBA has language and authority to rescind a franchise award.
If you owned a McDonalds, could they rescind your franchise license if you started publicly attending Klan rallies and getting their name drug through the mud?
If someone was banned because of fighting in another arena, that I could see.
But banned for being a racist?
What next, banned for adultery, drinking, smoking, being a supposed “anti-Muslim”, banned for being an ex-con?
He better not try watching them on TV, either! We’ll find out!
Ultimately it has to be this way. People have to feel the pain of their actions in order to learn from them. They refuse to think, so pain is the ultimate teacher.
I dont mean Sterling and the NBA. I mean society. It has to have the PC police run riot and destroy it all. It has devolved into a hive mind mob because liberals took critical thinking and logic off the educational table in no small part in accordance with the 1963 communist goals.
It sucks for the people that do think before they act. It isnt fair or just or anything like that. But it is the world we live in. And it will soon eat itself, then stand there looking for someone other than itself to blame.
But they could not ban the previous franchise owner from EATING in a Mcdonald’s.
If Sterling were an owner of said McDonald's and he drug their name through the mud, rescinding his license would be one thing, but how could they tell him that he couldn't eat in a Mcdonald’s (after they stripped his license) in say Chicago - walking in and ordering a Big Mac like everyone else.
If he sells the team then he will no longer be a representative of the NBA. If he attends games without incident, then he should probably be OK, but the NBA might still decide that having cameras focused on him and broadcast over the airwaves might still be an affront and still kick him out.
Being a racist (or merely ethnocentric or whatever he is) is not currently a protected class so he could be kicked out and wouldn't have a legal foot to stand on.
Banned for being a low bar racist. Low Bar Racism is one of the highest sins in Secular society. However, from a christian standpoint, Sterlings words and actions barely raise to the level of a sin as in our personal lives we are able to freely choose who we associate or dont’ associate with.
Consequently, its a sin against the State, society or our secularist culture. But it doesnt meet the bar for a personal sin against God, ignoring the tawdry affair he’s involved with outside of his marriage.
This is way over the top. This is a stupid man without a doubt but the reaction is not proportionate to the offense.
IT is time to turn the other cheek, turn our bodies, take our money, and walk away. Let us see just how long the welfare drawing food stamp collecting 13% minority black community of this country can support the outrageous money the NBA players get.
Reality is that the majority of this black minority does not have the money to buy the shoes that these super spoiled and rich ball players wear. Just how are they supposed to buy the tickets to the games or give the sponsors a good return on their advertising dollars?
The answer is they can not support the NBA without a big wad of white people cash.
We simply need to take all that money away and let them figure things out for themselves.
Stop and remember all the racial crap that the Rev Wright was yelling. That was all defended by at least one black NBA fan that I know of.
If you want equality then be equal. If you do not want to be equal with equal responsibilities then be gone and take care of yourself with your own dollars.
Free speech is dead. The man might be vermin or not, but all of us lose when one man is silenced.
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