Skip to comments.Could the NBA or an NBA team owner ban Louis Farrakhan from attending an NBA game?
Posted on 04/30/2014 3:28:04 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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If an NBA team owner said that he thought that certain statemnets from Louis Farrakhan were anti-Semitic or racially charged, did not want him to be the center of attention in his arena and have cameras and the media/televison's making a scene over him, could that NBA owner ban him from his arena?
Could the NBA ban Farrakhan? Would Larry Johnson want him to be banned?
I asked a question on another thread of mine and some said that the NBA could ban him.
I countered (when McDonald's was brought up) that if Sterling owned a Los Angeles McDonald's franchise, that McDonald's would be in their right to pull his ownership as it might taint their brand - but they could not ban him from coming into a McDonald's in Chicago and buying a Big Mac ike everyone else.
And so, how can Sterling be banned from going to see a Bulls-Knicks game in Chicago? Buying a ticket and sitting in a seat, and buying a burger and eating it in a seat in Mcdonald's - same thing, right?
The NBA owners are the “NBA” Adam Silver simply works for them
So essentially the owners of the Bulls have said “you are banned from our arena”
What next, will the NBA ban people who advertise for E-cigarettes? The PC crowd doesn't care much for E-cigs. Can the NBA ban the Marlboro Man because he sends a bad message to kids?
What next, Tiger Woods banned right after his affairs came to light? Banned for bad behavior?
Where does it end?
They could ban him from owning a team. But the games are public events, and anyone can attend a public event.
NBA teams have the right to refuse entry to anyone at their events.
It is the National Basketball Association, a private organization made up of 30 billionaires who employ another 360 players plus countless support staff.
They can ban whomever they want from their facilities for any reason
I snagged this from a freeper cant recall who cant find the link but he or she posed this
“Could an NBA owner vote NO on expelling Sterling, and NOT be expelled himself for doing so?”
So the NBA owners could ban Farrakhan?
And Tiger Woods lets say right after all that stuff came out on him, because he might create a scene if he showed up at an arena?
What about someone in the tabloids like Woody Allen?
What if they wanted to ban 50 cent right after the allegations came out on him beating up someone?
Where does it end?
Sure, but at this point what NBA owner wants to have any associations with Sterling. It is bad for business, and the only color the owners (besides Sterling) care about is green
Wherever they want, they are a private organization.
For a “laissez-faire capitalist” you sure do have a high interest in the decisions made by a privately owned and managed organization.
So, Adam Silver, nor any owner or collectively the owners - they could not keep Sterling from attending a game, just like McDonald’s couldn’t keep a racist former McDonald’s franchise owner (hypothetically speaking) from coming in and buying a Big Mac.
Sure they can. Ted Leonsis, who owns the Wizards, can ban Sterling from his arena and facilities.
The NBA can ban him from every one of their facilities. But yes, he could probably pay cash for a ticket and walk in with a hat and sunglasses on. As an owner, he’s a representative of the NBA. He is subject to their rules.
I was in New York one afternoon and Louis Farrakhan’s goons were on a soapbox saying they had to kill the white man and fk their women. This is OZ to say because they are Amish?
But, according to Adam Smith’s “Theory of Moral Sentiments” can one separate Capitalism from morality?
Adam Smith would say no. So read my post that I posted before this.
Is is morally wrong to not be forgiving.
Why is it morally wrong for a private business to ban someone who violates its agreements from entering its facility?
Is it morally wrong to ban someone from entering a restaurant if they are wearing no shirt and shoes?
Besides the whole “race, creed, gender, orientation” thing, if you violate the rules you can be banned from private property. Which both an NBA franchise is, as is a McDonalds in Chicago.
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