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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver To Hold Press Conference On Sterling Scandal
http://losangeles.gotnewswire.com/ ^ | April 29, 2014 | Got News Wire

Posted on 04/29/2014 4:12:48 AM PDT by Biggirl

LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has scheduled a press conference for Tuesday afternoon to discuss the league’s investigation of racist comments purportedly made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling during a recorded conversation with a female companion.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: clippers; losangeles; nba

1 posted on 04/29/2014 4:12:49 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

When’s enough going to be enough already? Where does it say you have to like blacks or any ethnic group for that matter? He didn’t make comments blacks were inferior and didn’t fire all the black players and have only whites. Why can’t the press say he’s bigoted? Everything is racist now. It’s whack!


2 posted on 04/29/2014 4:24:24 AM PDT by jimmyo57
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To: jimmyo57
The guy stepped out on his wife with a known scam artist and then deeply insulted all of his business partners and employees.

He did not break any laws, but he is a pretty despicable human being, and the people he offended - his own family, the players, the coaches, the fans - will do anything legal to stick it to him.

4 posted on 04/29/2014 4:31:02 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Biggirl

It’s interesting that that there is great outrage over Sterling’s racism but none whatsoever about his blatant and unhidden adultery. We have fallen so far as a society. God save us.


5 posted on 04/29/2014 4:32:17 AM PDT by kpbruinfan ("Time, if nothing else, will do its worst so do me a favor and tell me the good news first." - Peart)
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To: F15Eagle

“Another manufactured crisis. Much ado about nothing.

Especially if it were the reverse as we’ve seen in other ways.”

Got to remember that we live in a very “PC” dictated society.


6 posted on 04/29/2014 4:38:26 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: kpbruinfan

You got that right, we are in trouble as a society. Lord have MERCY on us!


7 posted on 04/29/2014 4:39:18 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

You know, this guy is definitely a scumbag. That being said, I notice that not one word is mentioned about the fact that this is an illegal taping. It seems to me that whoever taped this is liable to be prosecuted if Stirling wants to press it. I’m sure all the people speaking out about this (Lebron James, Michael Jordan et al..) would not want to be taped in the privacy of thier home without their consent. Fact is, we might hear some very interesting things come out of those conversations also...


8 posted on 04/29/2014 4:39:40 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Conspiracy outcome
Maybe the girlfriend will state she did not tape the call.
They point to the NSA as the entity taping the call, then releasing the tape in a blackmail attempt.

Makes me wonder how many Politicians, Bankers, people with “important” reputations and brands are compromised because of the NSA


9 posted on 04/29/2014 4:47:10 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: Biggirl

“Burn the witch...burn the witch....burn the witch.....”


10 posted on 04/29/2014 4:47:37 AM PDT by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: F15Eagle

Meanwhile, the media’s silent on NBPP Shamir Shabazz’s kill all white people and their babies; Farrakhan’s call for exterminating Jews and white devils; Jeramiah Wright’s white hatred; Je$$e’s “hymie town;” and, the plague of black on white mob beatings and killings. It’s all whitey’s fault.


11 posted on 04/29/2014 4:48:55 AM PDT by Ancient Man
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To: Biggirl

Where’s the investigation of the Knicks’ Larry Johnson calling for an all black basketball league? Waiting... Long wait.


12 posted on 04/29/2014 4:51:24 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Steven Tyler
"Maybe the girlfriend will state she did not tape the call."

Problem is it doesn't sound like a call to me. Sounds like two people sitting in a room talking to one another.
13 posted on 04/29/2014 4:57:04 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: kpbruinfan

It’s interesting that that there is great outrage over Sterling’s racism but none whatsoever about his blatant and unhidden adultery. We have fallen so far as a society. God save us.


Bill Clinton is worshipped in liberal circles, despite being impeached for lying about adultery.


14 posted on 04/29/2014 5:01:41 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: All

Racism is simply wrong, period:

http://www.westernfreepress.com/2014/04/28/video-great-moments-in-democrat-racism/


15 posted on 04/29/2014 5:03:06 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

Anything to take the coverage off healthcare, Ukraine, Common Core, inner city war zones, and John Kerry’s apartheid comment.


16 posted on 04/29/2014 5:03:15 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Truth29

Where’s the investigation of the Knicks’ Larry Johnson calling for an all black basketball league? Waiting... Long wait.


Blacks to form their own league? What, to be broadcast on BET?


17 posted on 04/29/2014 5:03:28 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: Biggirl

News media spent more time covering this than the tornados that destroyed multiple towns and killed 17 people on Sunday


18 posted on 04/29/2014 5:04:43 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: jimmyo57

Indeed and once again the blatant double standard of race and so called ‘racism’.


19 posted on 04/29/2014 5:05:02 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: F15Eagle
Much ado about nothing

I'm not so sure. Are there those looking for all-black ownership and leadship in the NBA?

Mark Cuban (God bless him) said this to an interviewer (paraphrasing) "It's a slippery slope when we use what people say or think in the privacy of their homes against them". Sometimes it sounds like Cuban might be a freeper.

And what about the double standard? Are there sports owners and spokesmen who listen to rap music which suggests violence against women and/or blacks? Enabling those suggestions of violence is far worse than having personal opinions many of us find reprehensible. And where's the outrage about the numbers of shootings and deaths on Chicago's mean streets this weekend? And what about the NAACP withdrawing Sterling's second humanitarian award? Don't actions speak louder than words any more?

I got disgusted with professional basketball quite awhile ago. Now I don't think I'd go to a game even if handed a free ticket.

20 posted on 04/29/2014 5:11:33 AM PDT by grania
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To: Biggirl

You would think required speech and required reaction to “unapproved” speech would make more people a little uncomfortable.


21 posted on 04/29/2014 5:11:43 AM PDT by John W (Summer of Recovery VI: This Time We're Serious)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

She claims (according to TMZ) that the tapes were made in person, not on the phone, and that he KNEW he was being taped. He wanted his conversations recorded because he forgot so many things. That’s what she claimed, anyway.

This morning on TMZ it says that NBA lawyers were able to authenticate that it was him on the recordings, and that it was clear he knew he was being recorded. No confirmation from anyone who will actually speak on the record, of course. At least not yet.


22 posted on 04/29/2014 5:12:31 AM PDT by GIdget2004
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To: Truth29

Maybe Larry should look into the stands during an NBA game and see all the white faces who pay for those seats. If he wants an all black league he can go to a park in the ghetto were nobody passes, a travel is six steps and the losing team shoots the winners.


23 posted on 04/29/2014 5:13:50 AM PDT by peeps36 (Save The Tortoise And Kill The People)
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To: wideawake

Is she a known scam artist?


24 posted on 04/29/2014 5:13:59 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: wideawake

“Django Unhinged”

I think the local NAACP basically admitted they need the guys money. All is forgiven.


25 posted on 04/29/2014 5:30:03 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Ted Grant
Is she a known scam artist?

She has gone by V. Stiviano, Maria Valdez, Monica Gallegos, and Vanessa Perez.

26 posted on 04/29/2014 5:36:43 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Biggirl

Jeez,, they act like this guy beat his woman, broke the law or something,,,


27 posted on 04/29/2014 6:03:46 AM PDT by uddaudd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: wideawake

That’s not a scam.


28 posted on 04/29/2014 6:04:21 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: F15Eagle

The problem is that people are being judged on the basis of private conversations. This is a large scale thought-police action. Private conversations should be ignored because they were not meant for your ears. So he should be asked “is this your position” and if he were to say no, the investigation should be finished. There is no one who wants to be judged on the basis of private conversations and we should not be in the habit of turning every taped message into a human sacrifice.

We are becoming a nation of informants, party apparatchiks, and dense arrogant bureaucrats who are given power over our lives. We are becoming the Soviet Union. We are now casting people out based on private conversations when someone informs on them! It is a scary place to be.

Look at the IRS - effectively becoming a secret police, working to destroy political opponents of Barack Obama, and very happy to do it. They brag about it on Facebook! It was an impeachable offense under Nixon, but now, not so much.


29 posted on 04/29/2014 6:16:56 AM PDT by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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To: Ted Grant
The real scam was perpetrated by the plastic surgeon...


30 posted on 04/29/2014 6:19:51 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: GIdget2004
"She claims (according to TMZ) that the tapes were made in person, not on the phone, and that he KNEW he was being taped."

Boy, I'd like to hear scumbag Stirling's side of this story. I find it hard to believe that any public figure would volunteer to be recorded making racist comments in this day and age. Unless he's senile or befuddled in his old age of course...
31 posted on 04/29/2014 6:25:59 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Viagra- old man’s Kryptonite!


32 posted on 04/29/2014 7:22:54 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
Boy, I'd like to hear scumbag Stirling's side of this story. I find it hard to believe that any public figure would volunteer to be recorded making racist comments in this day and age. Unless he's senile or befuddled in his old age of course...

By all accounts (well before this one story, even), Sterling is a crotchety old a**hole, who seems to be proud of being a crotchety old a**hole. He doesn't much care what anyone thinks of him - heck, he's probably happy to be getting all of the attention he's gotten over the past few days (until it started costing him sponsorships, at least)

33 posted on 04/29/2014 8:11:18 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Ted Grant

Good point. Most people with four separate known aliases are real straight shooters.


34 posted on 04/29/2014 9:58:58 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake

:-)


35 posted on 04/29/2014 11:49:27 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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