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EXCLUSIVE: Donald Sterling vows to take his fight for the LA Clippers to the Supreme Court ...
The Daily Mail ^ | May 14, 2014 | Ryan Parry

Posted on 05/14/2014 10:45:36 AM PDT by EveningStar

EXCLUSIVE: Donald Sterling vows to take his fight for the LA Clippers to the Supreme Court and calls Obama 'flippant' for attacking his racist views

Disgraced LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling insists that the NBA has no legal right to force him to sell his beloved basketball team and fine him $2.5m – and he’s willing to take the fight to the Supreme Court.

Sterling’s resolute stance is revealed for the first time in recordings obtained by MailOnline in which he lays bare his true feelings towards basketball’s governing body.

What’s more, the 81-year-old says he won't pay a $2.5million fine imposed upon him by the NBA. The game's governing body also placed a life ban on Sterling from ever attending an NBA basketball game.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: clippers; donaldsterling; lawsuit; obama; scotus
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1 posted on 05/14/2014 10:45:36 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

I think this guy is nuts.


2 posted on 05/14/2014 10:46:30 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: EveningStar

Go For It, Donald!


3 posted on 05/14/2014 10:46:34 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: EveningStar

See? If he were racist, he’d’ve said uppity.


4 posted on 05/14/2014 10:46:48 AM PDT by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: EveningStar

He can afford to buy an awful lot of lawsuit. This could get interesting.


5 posted on 05/14/2014 10:47:49 AM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: EveningStar

This is all over an eaves-dropped private phone call?


6 posted on 05/14/2014 10:48:31 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Sterling’s version of Molon Labe.


7 posted on 05/14/2014 10:48:33 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Agreed.

the lawyers are sure gonna make a mint.


8 posted on 05/14/2014 10:49:04 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Tijeras_Slim

“I think this guy is nuts.”

He is nuts,but he’s also right to fight this. This is a HUGE mountain made out of a tiny molehill.

He’s a racist——so is Al Sharpton.

.


9 posted on 05/14/2014 10:50:47 AM PDT by Mears
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To: cdcdawg

10 posted on 05/14/2014 10:51:31 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: EveningStar

Looks like he isn’t taking the apology tour. Boycott every team except the Clippers.

Pray America wakes up


11 posted on 05/14/2014 10:53:11 AM PDT by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 is here)
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To: All

Let’s see if Lebron walks the walk..................


12 posted on 05/14/2014 10:53:12 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Yes, but he’s a wealthy nut. We call those people “eccentrics”. :)


13 posted on 05/14/2014 10:53:25 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: EveningStar

I’m no fan of this disgusting pig.

However I am a BIG FAN of PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS.

Who has the right to take away his property?


14 posted on 05/14/2014 10:53:56 AM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: EveningStar

Bet those depositions with Magic are going to be real interesting.


15 posted on 05/14/2014 10:53:59 AM PDT by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 is here)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Dude has a right to think whatever the Hell he wants to think and say whatever Hell wants to say.

We all do.

I, for one, am tired of people trying to make me and everyone else walk around with a mind prison on.

Damn tired.

I hope he sues the Hell out of everyone involved and wins.


16 posted on 05/14/2014 10:54:03 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Paladin2

“Sterling’s version of Molon Labe.”

The guy has ballzzzzz. I like him. I hope he puts the NBA in its place. He and his family will be taxed much higher if he has to sell now.....If his family inherit the team the taxes are lower

Sterling has a few hundred million ($$$$)reasons to be telling the NBA admin to go to hell


17 posted on 05/14/2014 10:56:09 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: EveningStar

I haven’t heard anything that convinces me he’s actually a racist.

I’ve heard plenty that tells me he dislikes Magic Johnson.

Magic wanted the Clippers and he knew it. He didn’t like Magic, but didn’t want to admit it directly, so he directed his remarks at a more general group of people Magic belongs to, even though his own associations with black people (including the young woman) are well established.

And I’m convinced he is scatterbrained. He also wanted to bed the young woman, who was manipulating him into making racial statements while he was being recorded.

He’s getting railroaded.


18 posted on 05/14/2014 10:56:40 AM PDT by zipper (In Their Heart Of Hearts, Every Democrat Is A Communist.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I agree.

But that doesn’t make it all right.


19 posted on 05/14/2014 10:57:27 AM PDT by Gamecock (#BringTheAdultsBackToDC)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
The NBA bylaws are pretty clear on defining offenses and their prescribed punishment, and they didn't abide by their written bylaws.

Sterling may wind up owning the league.

20 posted on 05/14/2014 10:57:41 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: chris37

Damn right! Thought police!


21 posted on 05/14/2014 11:00:38 AM PDT by zipper (In Their Heart Of Hearts, Every Democrat Is A Communist.)
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To: EveningStar

I suspect the NBA is going to find a nefarious way to avoid a full on legal slugfest - perhaps they will conspire with Sterling’s estranged wife to have him declared incompetent and she would take over all legal decisions.


22 posted on 05/14/2014 11:01:51 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: EveningStar

Waste of time.

The SCOTUS is completely politicized.

They will decide for Political Correctness.

Once in a while they throw us a bone, but 99% of the time, they side with the communists.


23 posted on 05/14/2014 11:02:52 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: EveningStar

Guy is nuts but that does not mean he has less rights than any one of us.


24 posted on 05/14/2014 11:04:17 AM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

You are correct.

This involves the 1st, 4th and 5th Amendment. You have a right to be an idiot. Look at MSNBC. I guess we should just take over their operation.


25 posted on 05/14/2014 11:05:17 AM PDT by bobo1 (progressives=commies/fascists)
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To: EveningStar

I liked the way he was giving a few million to the local NAACP to buy them off and get awards...To help his reputation in “the community”

He did all the right PC stuff as in giving money to the NAACP and he still got reamed out for comments he made in private


26 posted on 05/14/2014 11:05:53 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: EveningStar

In the world of Al Gore, is there a controlling legal authority here? Is someone going to arrest him if he shows up at a game or not pay the fine? I suppose the NBA could schedule his team out and release the players and make his team worthless. That in itself would open up a whole new bucket of worms for the NBA. I don’t care to follow the NBA but I’m going to follow this.


27 posted on 05/14/2014 11:06:45 AM PDT by waredbird
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“Sterling may wind up owning the league.”

Donald Sterling for NBA Commissioner!!!!!!


28 posted on 05/14/2014 11:07:21 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: EveningStar

good


29 posted on 05/14/2014 11:07:43 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: EveningStar

it depends upon what is in his franchise agreement


30 posted on 05/14/2014 11:12:26 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: EveningStar
In all of this it should come out - in no uncertain terms - how the likes of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Louis Farakkan, Jeramiah Wright, Jamie Foxx, and Spike Lee are on record spewing their own racial vitriol toward whites. Time and time again; not just once.

After that the public should hear what's routinely said on so-called black and latino radio stations.

If all these ‘offended’ people really want to eradicate racism we need to go down this road as well.

31 posted on 05/14/2014 11:13:03 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: EveningStar

Sterling says a lot....very low filter

Still.

I detest the NBA


32 posted on 05/14/2014 11:16:30 AM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: chris37
My thoughts exactly.

Hannity plays part of the Anderson COoper interview he did, and he was talking about gays and how unnatural it is with AIDS and I actually agree with him that that kind of lifestyle should not be applauded. Strangely, Hannity came back from the segment calling him nuts and shaking his head in unbelief. So now even so called conservatives are turning a blind eye to the gay agenda?

33 posted on 05/14/2014 11:17:12 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: EveningStar

Sterling the liberal is only doing what Clinton the Great Liberal Teacher taught him to do —dig in his heels in the face of overwhelming evidence and SUE, SUE, SUE.

This makes SENSE.

Later Al followed suit after he lost Florida by a whisker —the fighting and screaming went on and on and one, and Al didn’t bat an eye.

Decency and sparing the country..? HA..!

Liberal sports is getting what THEY DESERVE.

I hope that one microsecond before falling on the legal battlefield Don Sterling leaves pro sports a tattered, bloody PC mess with the legal bodies piled up around him up to his sagging ears.

GOOD FOR STERLING, AND GODSPEED...!!!

Dig up your billion$ and call out ALL your flying monkeys, Donald...! Let it last YEAR$...!


34 posted on 05/14/2014 11:17:23 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Arguably he is nuts, or has diminished capacity (senility).
Still, its fun to watch and most of the people on the other side deserve whatever trouble he makes for them.
It may be his finest hour !

Tom Wolfe material.


35 posted on 05/14/2014 11:18:05 AM PDT by buwaya
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To: EveningStar
fine him $2.5m

It's not a fine, it's a tax.

36 posted on 05/14/2014 11:19:10 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Hillary may have brain damage, but what difference does it make?)
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To: EveningStar
Franchises are a license to own. You agree to the (in this case) the NBA Constitution and by-laws. The NBA Constitution gives the Commissioner almost unlimited power to do whatever "for the good of the league".

Sterling may have a case in not getting fair market value in a forced sale. Then the issue is compensation.

37 posted on 05/14/2014 11:21:29 AM PDT by AU72
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To: dfwgator

Free speech, 1st Amendment rights.


38 posted on 05/14/2014 11:22:54 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: buwaya

The golden nugget in all of this was last week in that second recorded conversation with a black male that was one of his supposed friends. The man is telling Sterling the word on the street about how the NBA is going to force him to sell the team and there are interested parties wanting to buy the team and names off... “Sean Combs Diddy.... OPrah....” (long pause) and then Sterling says, “Who??????” The delivery of the line and the cluelessness of who either one of those people were was priceless!


39 posted on 05/14/2014 11:24:17 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: dennisw
The guy has ballzzzzz.

He's got "F You Money."

40 posted on 05/14/2014 11:24:52 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Blue Highway

Hannity is a frickin’ obnoxious idiot.

I can no longer tolerate listening to his show, so I do not.

I agree with what Sterling said on that subject too.

There are things that I think that if I said out loud I am quite sure some people would be aghast, and I really do not give a damn.

As a free man, I am going to think what I want, and I am going to say what I want, and if that offends some one in this hypersensitive country, then good!


41 posted on 05/14/2014 11:26:31 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: AU72

According to the rules Mark Levin read on his show yesterday, the NBA did not have the authority to do anything that it did outside of banning him form games.


42 posted on 05/14/2014 11:28:25 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Boonie

LeBron said recently that he doesn’t want any member of Sterling’s “Jewish Family” owning the Clippers..gee I don’t remember anyone asking for a boycott on LeBron for his anti Jewish statement..Im no fan of Sterling but he has every right to keep his team that HE bought with his own money..that whore taped him, illegally..if it can happen to him it can happen to any of us


43 posted on 05/14/2014 11:33:20 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: EveningStar

The NBA bylaws requires players to “be of good moral character”, whatever that means.

First of all, Sterling is an A-hole; but if I were him, I’d demand that the NBA oust all the players who are not of good moral character and there are lots of them.


44 posted on 05/14/2014 11:33:23 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: bray
Boycott every team except the Clippers.

Exactly how would that work?

Who would you watch them play against?

45 posted on 05/14/2014 11:52:47 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Yep, Sarah...I want to see Lebron out walking a picket line with his ‘lil sign...*L*
A boycott or strike by the whole NBA would be hilarious...
I only watch college basketball anyway...


46 posted on 05/14/2014 11:55:31 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: bobo1
This involves the 1st, 4th and 5th Amendment.

BZZT! Try again.

47 posted on 05/14/2014 11:57:28 AM PDT by gdani (Every day, your Govt surveils you more than the day before)
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To: thackney

The Harlem Globetrotters ?


48 posted on 05/14/2014 12:11:43 PM PDT by buwaya
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To: SeaHawkFan

The NBA should immediately send notice to NBA players and owners to shut up or face fines. Jame’s stupid comment about banning the wife could hurt any lawsuit. Magic is also in this deep, he better be careful.


49 posted on 05/14/2014 12:12:06 PM PDT by 11th Commandment ("THOSE WHO TIRE LOSE")
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To: Boonie

LeBron is such a fraud anyway, can’t stand him..I say heck let them all boycott I don’t care..the NBA season is pretty much a joke anyway. They won’t boycott, they are making zillions of dollars to put a ball into a hoop, they are all talk..and by the way, why does LeBron care so much about a team that he doesn’t even play for. I can understand if Sterling were the owner of the Heat, maybe I can understand his outrage, but Sterling owns the Clippers, a team that LeBron will never play on..so why the concern..sounds like your typical liberal phony outrage.


50 posted on 05/14/2014 12:13:19 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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