Skip to comments.If I had 2 Billion dollars & was an NBA owner..... (vanity)
Posted on 05/01/2014 11:47:32 AM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles
....and they were trying to take my team away I would hire 29 teams of private dicks and investigate each of my fellow 29 owners to see if they have any skeletons in their past. Then I would have my team of lawyers depose them and their close associates.
I would start with the NBA commissioner, then Magic Johnson and then my fellow 29 owners.
I have a feeling that the pre-trial discovery process would reveal quite a bit.
And, consider how many professional athletes, including NBA stars, have been in trouble with the law in one way or another. Yet none of these players ever seem to face any sanctions. Yet we see an owner who says outrageous things privately, and gets banned.
How many NBA players use the N word for example? If we’re going to go there, I suspect that not only some owners, but most players, would have to be banned.
The NBA commissioner has set a strong precedent here, that anyone who says anything, even privately, which is judged to be hate speech, will be banned for life from the NBA. I wonder if this new standard will be applied across the board.
I’ve heard that Sterling is difficult to deal with and get along with. And that he’s a hard nosed guy who is used to getting his own way. I’ve heard that he does not want to sell the team, in spite of his suspension.
I’ve also heard that the team is actually owned by the Sterling Trust, which in turn is controlled by him, his estranged wife, and children. A legal process to force a sale of the team will have to involve these other people in the trust, not just Sterling.
I think the lawyers are going to have a lot to deal with, if Sterling resists a forced sale.
He's black and is HIV+.
Because of his HIV, libs and gays will rally BEHIND...him. The fact that he has gone so long with HIV, without it going to full blown AIDS, gives hope to others to continue in there lifestyles without consequence.
He ain’t goin’ down without a fight. A lot of personal AND Constitutional issues in play here.
“Ive heard that Sterling is difficult to deal with and get along with. And that hes a hard nosed guy who is used to getting his own way.”
Can you name an easy-going billionaire that doesn’t often get his own way?
Ever since Ted Kennedy, that hasn't been true for lefties.
Yesterday I was speculating, wondering if these billionaires who buy NBA teams as their expensive toys will want to stay around. I wonder if new billionaires from corporate success will want to take the risk.
These guys didn't get their billions by being dumb. Why risk the negative publicity if someone wants to stage a coup for their team?
I'd speculate that awhile down the road, probably at least a decade, the NBA won't be much of a major sport. Already, people prefer "March Madness" to NBA playoffs as a sport to follow.
If I had $2 billion, I sure would NOT own an NBA team.
The P/Is could mine all the social media for comments by NBA players and their friends, associates, and fans. They could start conducting criminal background investigations and Sterling’s layers could ask why these people are also not getting lifetime bans. Sterling could make this so painful that his little girlfriend and those who are eager to buy the team will regret that this ever came up.
I would burn the team to the ground for spite and retire to my own island.
The NFL decided to back off punishing players for using the “N” word. And why was that? Maybe because the majority of players who would be punished for using the “N” just might be black? Who knew? One would suspect that the NBA won’t punish players who use the “N” word for the same reason.
Ever since the NBA announced this debacle I have been wondering what would happen if all non-blacks were to ‘boycott’ all NBA games. Would not the NBA fold in a heartbeat? I do believe that the NBA is now on thin ice and chopping holes into which they are sure that they will fall.
Does anyone else feel that this Sterling case boils down to political correctness on steroids?????
I’ve heard that a number of NBA teams are in financial trouble. It’s mostly due to the high salaries paid to these players nowadays.
I don’t know how many white fans vs. black fans vs. other ethnicity fans go to NBA games. But I suspect that if white fans decided to boycott NBA games in big numbers, cancel season tickets, etc. that it could be enough to tip the balance into bankruptcy for some NBA teams.
I suspect it is about a girlfriend’s revenge, and people who are backing her hoping to buy an NBA team cheap. IOW - MONEY!
If white fans boycotted the NBA, it would have to merge with the WNBA.
I wish the media would dig into the background of this alleged girlfriend.
1. where did she come from?
2. why did she legally change her name?
3. who is paying her bills?
4. what does she do for a living?
5. what is her relationship to Sterling?
6. What is her relationship to Magic Johnson?
7. Why was she making tapes in the first place?
8. If, as she says, she didn’t leak the tapes to TMZ, who else knew about the tapes?
9. Were these tapes made legally, or did she violate laws regarding taping private conversations?
This is just off the top of my head, questions which I have, which the media are not delving into. They dug more into Joe the Plumber after his encounter with Obama than they have gone after this girl.
If I had 2 Billion dollars...I’d be rich.
I get your point. Billionaires tend to be hard nosed businessmen, who got to be billionaires due to being hard nosed in the business world.
The media probably won’t ask those questions. However, she will have to answer a lot of them during depositions. She won’t like it and there’s nothing she can do about it. Smart people should start backing away from her about now.
I like the idea, BUT if one is a progressive and a billionaire there is a screw loose.
While his fellow progressives nail him to the wall he may be still thinking the same as they.
Yep, she could find herself in legal hot water.
If, what I suspect is true, that Sterling and maybe others are “sugar daddies” for her, she may have to find a new one.
Or maybe she will have to get an honest job and work for a living. What a concept.
I would have my doctor write me an excuse because of the medications I am on
I think her sugar daddy hunting days are over. She is going to have to settle for much less now.
Yeah, I can....but won’t.
... I wouldn’t have a side girlfriend, and if I had any non-PC thoughts running in my head I’d keep them there. I also wouldn’t have spent the last 30 years deliberately putting a bad team on the court.
You know this how?
Yep I think you are right.
After all that has happened, if you are a man with a desire to have a female companion in such an arrangement, would you really want her?
I think she might have to get a real job.
I also think that this may have been an attempt at extortion or blackmail. And when the attempt failed, the tapes got leaked to TMZ to try to destroy Sterling.
I wish the media would start digging into that angle of things, as to why she was making tapes, who else knew about the tapes, and who would benefit if those tapes ever became public.
Actually they realized they already had an unsportsmanlike conduct rule and didn’t really need a second one for one word.
Just wondering if they actually can prevent this ‘Sterling Trust’ from selling tickets to an NBA game to an individual. I cannot see it standing anywhere.
They have opened a can of worms of course, but maybe they really just want to get these Playoffs over.
I used the word “speculate” twice and “I wonder” twice. These are my opinions.
I’d like to see Silver investigated. His power trip could cause more damage to the NBA than Sterling’s mouth. The man doesn’t have much of a history on the internet. I’m wondering if we’re seeing a bathhouse Adam getting warmed up for some real action.
The man was over the top giddy about the NBA player coming put of the closet.
I think you’re right.
I wonder if Silver wanted to show how tough he is, by imposing such a strong penalty. He’s relatively new in the job, even though he was a top assistant to Stern for many years.
I wonder if Silver feared the reaction, if he didn’t impose such strong penalties. The way political correctness works, and the way the media and liberals interpret things, a lighter penalty would have been perceived as an endorsement of Sterling’s comments.
Of course, discerning people such as you and I know that’s not the case, but if Silver had given Sterling a slap on the wrist penalty, you know that there would have howls of protest about racism and how racism needs to be punished and all that.
I’d at least patronize a better class of prostitutes.
If I was Sterling I would just bug the locker rooms and record the voices of the players and visiting players as well as the referees.
Already, people prefer "March Madness" to NBA playoffs as a sport to follow.
Just not sure that's fact....although you may be right. I'm in OK...and the Thunder are a hot topic...
That said....I'm more attentive to OU and OSU B-Ball.
Trust me. Sterling already knows where the bodies are buried:
With those realizations under his belt, he will seek to pay back the real enemy; which are not those other owners, and not even the strutting NBA Commissioner, but those propagandists in the media, who would be America's Berea or Himmler. Sterling could certain afford a few millions to put the spotlight of truth on those who really deserve it.
Sterling and Silver...strange pairing of names.
This is not going to end well for the NBA. I think Sterling is a major asshole but one that is not into giving up. This is going to drag on for years.
To be blunt, Silver pegs my GAYDAR. I have no idea why, but something about him and his history seems off. I think a bunch of the owners know for sure. While he may have done a great job under Stern, he’s not a man you want as THE executive. The Silver vs. Sterling episode has all the hallmarks of a train wreck.
IMO, Sterling should have been fined a million dollars and banned for a significant period of time. Going after the franchise was a mistake. Silver has exposed the NBA to a huge amount of risk. At his age Sterling doesn’t have anything to lose. The fact he diddled the DOJ for as long as he did and got off with the payment of a few million says a lot about the man.
My guess is he’s going to mop the floor with Silver and the NBA after all is said and done. I have no patience with PC BS. I wish Sterling all the luck in the world.
Actually his real name is Donald Tokowitz. I’m going to start refering to this douche bag as Tokowitz.
I would also suggest you be careful when selecting your bimbos. You never know when one might be taping you.
Investigate the players just from the Clippers team. Here are some from other teams.
8 Things That Wont Get You Banned by the NBA
Yeah. But when lack of political correctness causes advertisers to walk away and players to talk about boycotting then suddenly everyone is PC.
About the only thing you can say about Stirling is he's stuck to his guns. Bundy says something stupid and then spends the next couple of days compounding his mistake with "what I really meant was" interviews. Sterling says something stupid and he doesn't deny it or modify it or try to explain it away. You have to admire him for that, at least a little.
I don't know... There were very good reasons Tokowitz WAS throwing money at letfwing causes. For one, he was court ordered to. As a result of his losing discrimination lawsuits.
Second, he was a willing tool of the shakedown artists like Al and Jesse. He gave black organizations mucho dinero and they overlooked his bigotry. Hell the NAACP was just about to award him his SECOND Lifetime Acheivement Award when his whore leaked those tapes.
Tokowitz reminds me of Sandusky. EVERYONE in collegiate football knew Jerry was boinking boys - just like in his own circle everyone knew Tokowitz was a bigot. But TSHTF and now its all over.
Yeah. No if about it.
Jay Z is a part owner of the Brooklyn Nets. His black racist bigotry makes Sterling look like a choir boy.
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