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8 Things That Won't Get You Banned by the NBA
Breitbart's Sports ^ | April 29, 2014 | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 04/29/2014 9:53:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

With the lifetime ban by the NBA of despicably racist Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, the door is wide open to further sports bans on people who say offensive things in private.

That, of course, is why Sterling was ousted. Everyone knew for decades that Sterling was a disgusting pig racist – he had federal lawsuits led by the Department of Justice against him for discriminating against blacks, Hispanics, and Asians in housing (one allegation in the 2006 DOJ lawsuit: he said black people “smell”). That would have been an excellent reason for ousting Sterling years ago. The NBA did nothing. Neither did the NAACP, which gave him a lifetime achievement award. But now that his 31-year-old consort has released tape of him saying racist things, the thought police have sprung into action – and the NBA has followed.

Good riddance to Sterling. But let’s understand that ginning up the mob based on private feelings is a dangerous business. We now live in a world in which racial feelings are more important than racist acts (as Sterling’s housing discrimination non-ban shows), and in which bad thought trumps bad action.

Here, then, is a brief list of things that will not get you banned by a sports league for life. The good news: if we tape record all of these people and then hand the tape to Harvey Levin, presumably we can get them banned relatively quickly. Because privacy now extends only to comments with which we agree as a society.

1. Discriminating against black people in housing. Donald Sterling, as mentioned above, settled a lawsuit from the Department of Justice in 2009 in which the DOJ alleged that Sterling had discriminated against Hispanics, blacks, and families without children in housing....

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: basketball; donaldsterling; racism; spikelee; sports

1 posted on 04/29/2014 9:53:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Uh, 5% medallion?


2 posted on 04/29/2014 9:55:57 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ploy to get Magic Johnson the owner of the team.


3 posted on 04/29/2014 9:56:14 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What the Hell ever happened to freedom of association. Sterling doesn’t want Black people to come to his luxery box. This is a silly thing, but it is his right to restrict whomever he wants from coming into his home, suite or car. It is his right in a free society to be a bigot.

As far as the NBA is concerned, good luck getting his franchise. I suspect that the court case will outlive not only Don Sterling, but also the league President by at least a decade. No way that they can force a sale for anything less than what Sterling is willing to sell and no eway can they even force him to sell.


4 posted on 04/29/2014 10:00:19 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

2. Strangling somebody. In 1997, Golden State Warriors All-Star Latrell Sprewell, playing for coach P.J. Carlesimo, decided to go berserk after Carlesimo

3. Being a publicly vicious racist while black. Spike Lee has stated that white gentrification of Harlem has been horrible, has posted the address of George Zimmerman’s parents online to spur violence, has explained after visiting South Africa in the early 1990s, “I seriously wanted to pick up a gun and shoot whites. The only way to resolve matters is by bloodshed.”

4. Using anti-gay slurs, at least while black. In 2011, Kobe Bryant called referee Bennie Adams a “faggot.” He received a $100,000 fine and no suspension. In 2012, current Clippers forward Matt Barnes called an officer a “f***ing faggot,” then made an attempt to handcuff him. There was no fine. He was suspended for one game. The suspension was unrelated to the slur.

5. Attacking patrons of your sport. In 2004, Stephen Jackson and Ron Artest of the Indiana Pacers leapt into the stands in Detroit to attack fans. Jermaine O’Neal fought fans on the court. A full-scale melee ensued with players fighting fans and fans fighting players. The result: Ron Artest was suspended the remainder of the season, Jackson was suspended for 30 games, and O’Neal was suspended for 15 games

6. Pushing your girlfriend to have an abortion, then harassing her about it. In 2013, the press reported that current Clippers guard JJ Redick had an abortion contract with girlfriend Vanessa Lopez. When she became pregnant, the contract stipulated, she would have to have an abortion, and Redick would then have to “maintain a social and/or dating relationship” with her for a year or pay her $25,000. When she refused to have an abortion, he pressured her to do so. So far, there have been no repercussions.

7. Drawing your gun on a fellow player. Gilbert Arenas was suspended for 50 games, and his teammate Javaris Crittenton was suspended for 38 games after they drew firearms on each other while arguing over gambling debts. In the locker room.

8. Reckless driving resulting in a passenger’s death. In 2009, JR Smith, then of the Denver Nuggets, pled guilty to reckless driving. His reckless driving resulted in one of his passengers dying. He was suspended a total of 9 games.


5 posted on 04/29/2014 10:01:30 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Sure, Magic has around $400- $500 million in wealth. However, he lacks the wealth necessary to buy the team now that it is a contender. He will need at least a few investors. No way Sterling sells for less than a billion and he could choose to never sell and there is very little the NBA could do about it.

As for the players. They couldn’t hold out in the strike. They will work for him as long as the check clears.


6 posted on 04/29/2014 10:03:21 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: RC one

ping


7 posted on 04/29/2014 10:03:50 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lying about your country of origin and your citizenship won’t get you banned; in fact, you might even get elected President of the United States!


8 posted on 04/29/2014 10:04:06 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can’t get too het up over a louse like Sterling’s statements when we have a president who hosts a scoundrel like Sharpton in the White House. A pox on all the hypocrites.


9 posted on 04/29/2014 10:06:30 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Jet Jaguar

Magic Johnson, who likes to give “black power” salutes during games. Not racist...


10 posted on 04/29/2014 10:06:45 PM PDT by Mr. Blond
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Mr. Charles Barkley:


11 posted on 04/29/2014 10:07:21 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Jack Hammer

Proof?


12 posted on 04/29/2014 10:17:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: rktman

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five-Percent_Nation

TL;DR: Black people gods. White people devils.


13 posted on 04/29/2014 10:26:37 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: rktman

Off shoot of screwy louie’s “church”. jayzee and beyonce love Whitey’s money they just hate Whitey.


14 posted on 04/29/2014 10:27:49 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: nickcarraway

Shhhhh - the only proof is in the White House.


15 posted on 04/29/2014 10:28:21 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Discriminating against black people in housing. Donald Sterling, as mentioned above, settled a lawsuit from the Department of Justice in 2009 in which the DOJ alleged that Sterling had discriminated against Hispanics, blacks, and families without children in housing

Does Ben Shapiro really believe that settling a DOJ discrimination lawsuit is ipso facto proof that the settling party acted in a discriminatory manner?

16 posted on 04/29/2014 10:37:08 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: Jim from C-Town
No way Sterling sells for less than a billion and he could choose to never sell and there is very little the NBA could do about it.

It was intimated that the league could grant free agency to the payers, screw around with the draft and pre season games.

17 posted on 04/29/2014 10:53:59 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It's A Set Up
18 posted on 04/29/2014 11:26:49 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Mike Darancette
Wonder what Ms. Sterling will sell for? California is a community property state. Doubt she signed a pre nup 50 years ago.

Think the boys should be nice to the old gal, she might control the team.

19 posted on 04/29/2014 11:30:17 PM PDT by Kozy
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To: Jet Jaguar

The black mafia set this up, IMHO..


20 posted on 04/30/2014 12:18:23 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: sheik yerbouty

A bunch of white guys, Guggenheim Partners, are using a black guy, Magic Johnson, to take over the LA Clippers.

Just as a bunch of white guys used a black guy to take over the United States of America.


21 posted on 04/30/2014 12:46:20 AM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would love to see that list for the NFL!


22 posted on 04/30/2014 2:39:02 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Mike Darancette

The NBA could pull the franchise.

And as a Celtics fan, seeing Doc squirm is fine by me. I hope they put him out of a job.


23 posted on 04/30/2014 2:41:32 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Jet Jaguar
#2 shouldn't be on that list. It seems that anyone who ever played for P.J. Carlesimo was rooting for Sprewell to kill the guy.

Seriously.

24 posted on 04/30/2014 3:22:45 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Jim from C-Town
You obviously still believe that we operate under the rule of law. With this Administration and particularly this Attorney General, laws are meaningless. After all who will stop them?
25 posted on 04/30/2014 3:31:12 AM PDT by Shane (When Injustice Becomes Law, RESISTANCE Becomes DUTY.----T.Jefferson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It was well known and documented in court findings that Sterling was a bigot, yet black players have played on the team for the entire 30+ years Sterling owned the team. Why would they do that?


26 posted on 04/30/2014 3:31:29 AM PDT by IamConservative
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To: Vermont Lt

Really? Your sense of freedom is bounded by your support of an opposing sports team??

I hope you don’t say anything in private that your employer disapproves of.


27 posted on 04/30/2014 3:56:43 AM PDT by MDspinboyredux
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ben went straight to “racism” equals white devil, with conservatives like that evil has no enemy then, shame on him.


28 posted on 04/30/2014 4:16:20 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Looks like it.
Glad I hate basketball.


29 posted on 04/30/2014 4:30:42 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Heard on Rush’s show Magic said no.


30 posted on 04/30/2014 4:37:45 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Yorlik803

The only basketball I enjoy is done, college basketball.


31 posted on 04/30/2014 4:38:20 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is going to land up in a court of LAW, my prediction.


32 posted on 04/30/2014 4:39:59 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Many Bigoted NBA players refuse/refused to play for the Raptors, because they hate Canadians and especially those who live in Toronto.

I can see into their hearts and can confirm they are Ray’sSis

I should seek to ruin these awful NBA players and take all of their NBA wealth, starting with Alonzo Mourning


33 posted on 04/30/2014 5:03:32 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sterling will go to court and sue the NBA. Tied up in infinitude the NBA will go down. This is a test of wills and the NBA has more to lose than Sterling.
34 posted on 04/30/2014 5:25:56 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Biggirl

Yup. Discovery will be a biotch.


35 posted on 04/30/2014 5:27:30 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If I were Sterling I would say:

“You want me out as an owner???? Then put your money where your mouth is. How much are you willing to pay to get me out??? The price of the team just doubled — pay it and I will leave.”


36 posted on 04/30/2014 6:06:03 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The biggest question to me that has yet to be answered is this:

What criteria did the NAACP used in vetting this guy for a LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT award?

37 posted on 04/30/2014 8:01:02 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Mike Darancette

‘It was intimated that the league could grant free agency to the payers, screw around with the draft and pre season games.’

The league does that and Sterling and his family will own the league. The league would sign its’ own death warrant by selectively enforcing its’ own rules. Who do they thing they are, Obama?


38 posted on 04/30/2014 8:56:02 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: rktman

Five-Percent Nation

39 posted on 04/30/2014 9:05:06 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

Odd how this didn’t create much of an outrage. >}


40 posted on 04/30/2014 9:11:54 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Hoodat

He recieved a Lifetime Award for donating 10.000 to the naacp,thats the going price for selling out.


41 posted on 04/30/2014 9:27:56 AM PDT by Craftmore
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