Skip to comments.Silver's leadership exam only beginning (NBA commissioner Adam Silver)
Posted on 04/29/2014 4:55:09 PM PDT by EveningStar
Donald Sterling won't go quietly. Never has before. So even as praise rolls in for NBA commissioner Adam Silver's forceful decision, the first real test of his leadership may just be beginning...
No owners said publicly they wouldn't support the decision, even Mavericks owner Mark Cuban who said Tuesday he agrees with the commissioner 100 percent.
A day earlier, however, Cuban while criticizing Sterling's comments as "obviously bigoted, obviously racist" called it "damn scary" that a precedent could be set.
"Regardless of your background, regardless of the history they have, if we're taking something somebody said in their home and we're trying to turn it into something that leads to you being forced to divest property in any way, shape or form, that's not the United States of America," Cuban said. "I don't want to be part of that." ...
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still not one major outlet story (including fnc) about magic Johnson wanting to buy this team and he is the one in the picture.
The NBA is deceased.
I can see TMZ, who leaked this recording, being sued - as in CA, is a ‘both party’ state.
The recoding was made illegally and when the broadcaster put it out, became party to the crime.
Remember about all the howling over the recording by Linda Tripp of Clinton’s little [s]girl[/s] sex toy committing perjury? Ya, double standard indeed.
Just saw this guy on FNC. Is he a swish? (And I’m not talking nothing but net).
I wish we would learn more about this.
Yes, the comments were bad and all that.
But did he know he was being recorded?
Is this girl basically a whore?
Were the tapes and release publicly part of extortion or blackmail?
Why is the girl being sued by Sterling’s wife?
There is a big untold story. Commissioner comes in, after only 3 days to hash through a complicated situation, and gives Sterling the equivalent of the death penalty. Was he hasty in his decision? Did he really investiage everything, including the background of this girl?
Any other bombs going to drop in this story???
These guys are looking into the mirror and saying... That could be me!
I won’t defend or even agree with any of Sterling’s comments, but this level of punishment goes too far. You’d think the guy murdered people.
As far as I am concerned, the NBA is DEAD. If this Commish’s decision stands, I will never watch another NBA game. This whole controversy is BS.
the girl was close to Magic ...and he has wanted to BUY the team...HMMMMMM...cause the team may have to be sold and then, here comes Magic ( or whoever wanted the team and had the girl set up Sterling.)
Just call me cyncial.
I’m hoping Sterling will tarnish Silver.
(Yes...I know Sterling isn’t a nice guy.)
Silver may find out that an 80 year old billionaire with a bad attitude is not an easy mark to try for your first corporate kill. He obviously doesn’t give a sh!t about what anyone thinks of him, being out in public with his ho’s all the time. He probably doesn’t really care about the money.
So, if I was Silver, I’d take a step back and look around before jumping in bed with Magic Johnson.
Purely for entertainment purposes I would love to see this go to court. The depositions and legal proceedings would be very revealing for all involved.
Which of course is why it will never get that far.
He seemed to be a little light in the loafers as well.
We should apply “Affirmative Action Law” to the NBA. It just isn’t fair that one race has more ‘Fast Muscle” than others.
Repeat murderers are not treated as badly in this country.
Magic and this “Girlfriend” set Sterling up. They know each other(Probably having an affair nothing Magic does would surprise me) Magic has always wanted to own an NBA team, he knows that Sterling is a racist, he probably figured let’s work together to get the big prize and it worked
It certainly would be entertaining to see Sterling's lawyers dig up all the racist comments ever made by players, coaches, and commentators to prove that the league doesn't punish racism and he is being singled out.
He also trashed Jews, notice NO outrage in the media..not a peep..just goes to show, say anything racist about blacks, your finished, done..say anything anti Jew, nope not a peep..you don’t see John Kerry who called Israel an apartheid state being banned from games now do you
“Regardless of your background, regardless of the history they have, if we’re taking something somebody said in their home and we’re trying to turn it into something that leads to you being forced to divest property in any way, shape or form, that’s not the United States of America,” Cuban said. “I don’t want to be part of that...”
Once affirmative action with racial quotas was allowed to stand, it was all over - it is legally and morally indefensible, and completely “un-American”. This is just a pont frther down the slope.
Of course the whore set him up. She is being sued by Sterlings wife and the little bitsh said she was going to get even. Boy did she, all to help out Jordan buy a team on the cheap.
If you listen to the recording you can tell she was leading him and setting an 80 yr. old mind up for an ambush. The old codger just does not have the mental acuity he used to have and his ego would not let him do otherwise.
He will not go down peacefully and disappear into the sunset. It will be nasty.
Don’t see how Silver can keep Sterling’s wife away from the team or make her sell her interest.
Didn’t Magic brag about having over 3,000 girls or hookers while on the road during his AIDS interviews?
Of course..everyone knows what Magic is, supposedly got AIDS from Isiah Thomas(Wouldn’t be surprised) I would love for someone to tape record what is being said in NBA locker rooms..I can imagine words like “Cracker” “White Devil” and other garbage is spewed by these players every single day
He was in a tough spot. They are in the playoffs and players were going to boycott. Perhaps he figures it's better to deal with a lawsuit from Sterling during the offseason, rather than dealing with racist players now.
He has very nice shaped eyebrows wonder how often he gets them waxed.
It seems like Cuban understands that there is a bigger issue.
Considering Sterling is Jewish by birth, little wonder.
Someone pointed this out to me earlier(Since I have not heard the whole interview) but the little gold digger mentions Larry Bird..and if Sterling would mind her bringing him to the games..she would have been what, 8 years old at the time Larry Bird was playing..tell me, how does an 8 year old kid know who Larry Bird was and what he did in the game of basketball..someone told her to say that, to egg Sterling on(He probably suffers from some sort of dementia he sure sounds like it) and it worked..she pressed all his buttons and got him to yap for hours, question is, who paid her to do this in the first place..*Cough* Magic Johnson *Cough*
Sterling’s a scumbag and Silver’s a fag.
Magic Johnson....the man who contracted aids for multiple sex partners while married. Magic Johnson is nobody’s role model
You are right. Jews are seriously maligned and support dems, but get no protection.
Orthodox Jews(The ones you see during Chabad Telethons) are Republican and they vote Republican..that’s why you see Jon Voight at the telethon every year..the Jews you see voting for Dems are the liberal jews..the ones who despise Israel even more than the Arabs do..there is a name for them, we call them Self Hating Jews
You have to wonder how the owners who are on record as against gay marriage will vote.
Time for white folks to boycott the NBA. I can’t do that - haven’t watched an NBA game since Larry Bird was playing.
A lawsuit might be the least of Silver’s troubles.
The NBA is two clicks away from the WWE. An obviously fixed entertainment featuring tall black men pretending to be overloaded with testosterone. And with commentary by folks with an average IQ of about 70. Its unwatchable.
It's an Inquisition, not just by analogy, but in its character. One is judged and condemned according to the perception of ones personal beliefs. All evidence is only for the information of the Inquisitors, and their determination is absolute and final.
NBA Commish Silver immediately brought up the memory of an old black and white movie!
It was an early vampire movie and the vampire was Neferatu (I think that was the name). They look very similar.
Not trying to hijack this thread. ...I do find the whole thing about Sterling, the Clippers, the racists and the NBA to be waaaay over the top and the news media is riding the wave.
Sterling’s personal beliefs may be abhorrent to many people, but I believe he’s being ‘crucified’ because of the obnoxious politically correct attitude that permeates our schools, politics and media today.
still not one major outlet story (including fnc) about magic Johnson wanting to buy this team and he is the one in the picture. The NBA is deceased.
Agree. Seems strange that the woman posted pics of herself with Magic, taped the private talk with Sterling and said respectful things about Magic, .....then released the tape to the media.
I don’t watch NBA games unless my team makes the playoffs, at which times I will check in by channel change now and then. A game that sometimes requires about 30 minutes to play the last 5 minutes of regulation time is ridiculous. If the NBA wants more viewers and respect, they should eliminate the excessive number of time-outs allowed each team. ...Give each team two each quarter and no carry over.
It seems like Cuban understands that there is a bigger issue.
During the same talk, that it seems the media doesn’t want to air, he was saying ...what if the owner is homophobic or anti-semetic, et al. Cuban’s comments were targeted at ‘where do we stop’, once we start forcing owners to sell because some faction of the population is “faux offended”, but not otherwise harmed.
That last sentence is my interpretation, not Cuban’s words.
A silly,stupid,(perhaps even lonely, but really a jerk,)old fool. Was being serviced by a young female gold digger who was in turn being was being serviced by much youger black bucks at his expence which she paraded in front of him. Just to piss him off. Somehow after speaking with her lawyer sets up a situation where the dotting dupe seeing what little loyalty to him he expected from her being destroyed. Vents his frustration over a taped phone conversation that suddenly gets made public.