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Donald Sterling has options to weigh after NBA ban
Los Angeles Times ^ | April 30, 2014 | David Wharton,Stuart Pfeifer,Tiffany Hsu

Posted on 04/30/2014 6:05:12 AM PDT by Biggirl

Donald Sterling has been shamed, fined $2.5 million and banned for life by the NBA for his incendiary remarks about race. But none of that changes the fact that Sterling still owns the Los Angeles Clippers, which gives him options."This may set up nicely for him," said David Carter, executive director of USC's Sports Business Institute. "He could ride off into the sunset a la Frank McCourt."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: clippers; nba; sterling
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Weighting options.
1 posted on 04/30/2014 6:05:12 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

Anchors Aweigh!


2 posted on 04/30/2014 6:07:25 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Biggirl

Can he negate contracts??


3 posted on 04/30/2014 6:07:25 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Biggirl

I bet he:

1. Brings criminal charges against his ex-girlfriend for illegal wiretapping.
2. Brings criminal charges against TMZ for distributing known illegal recordings.
3. Goes through his contracts with the NBA and sues them like crazy.
4. Ties up the Clippers so that Geffen and Magic Johnson can’t buy them


4 posted on 04/30/2014 6:08:16 AM PDT by struggle
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To: struggle

BINGO! We have a winner!


5 posted on 04/30/2014 6:11:13 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl
Look on the bright side!

Victims Industry sees "Sterling" opportunity

Wall Street: Biggest quarter ever for Victims' Industry, "Unbelievable!" Concerns surface as Victims' Industry companies refuse to sell shares to whites. "Not racism," says the Street. Prices could go up tenfold, earnings even more.

Celebrating 100 years!

“There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs-partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs. ~ Booker T. Washington (1856-1915.) ~ Educator, Author, Civil Rights Leader

6 posted on 04/30/2014 6:11:31 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Biggirl

I’d be weighing

“Fiji or the Virgin Islands”...


7 posted on 04/30/2014 6:12:29 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Biggirl

Don’t care, don’t care, don’t care.


8 posted on 04/30/2014 6:14:55 AM PDT by Walrus (I love the America that used to be ---I hate the America that now IS!)
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To: Biggirl

A legal expert on Fox said Sterling might have recourse through the courts. There could be right to privacy issues and questions of due process in the commissioner’s decision to impose harsh punishment and any vote by the other owners forcing Sterling to sell.


9 posted on 04/30/2014 6:16:00 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy

Yep, despite what some posters said here.


10 posted on 04/30/2014 6:19:48 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl
Donald Sterling has options to weigh after NBA ban

It seems like Sterling should be able to hire some shysters who could get the penalty reduced. It seems kinda severe.

11 posted on 04/30/2014 6:20:03 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle?" - Patrick Henry, 1775)
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To: Biggirl

If nothing else people now know that LA has two NBA teams.


12 posted on 04/30/2014 6:22:28 AM PDT by Fair Paul
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To: Biggirl

Odd how newspapers aren’t repeating over and over that Sterling is a Democrat and has donated millions to Democrats.

I sure if they caught the Kock brothers saying the same types of things they would leave out the ‘Republican connection’.../s

eff you LA Times


13 posted on 04/30/2014 6:24:58 AM PDT by GOPJ ( Donald Sterling is a typical white liberal elite democrat - New York Times won't share that truth.)
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To: struggle
Good plan. I'd throw it in their faces though. I'd add "You want me out of the NBA so bad? Fine, lets figure the price of my share ... Now add a zero on the end of that. You want me out, it'll cost you 10x. How bad do you want it? I'm going to start sending free tickets to the KKK and local skinheads. I'll hold press conferences and say you all secretly agree with me and don't want me to leave. I'll give this team and league such a bad name you'll beg me to stop or leave in a year. So what's it going to be?"

What they don't realize is that far from trashing this guy, they just put him in the driver's seat. He is going to laugh all the way to the bank.

14 posted on 04/30/2014 6:26:56 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: fatnotlazy
A legal expert on Fox said Sterling might have recourse through the courts

What about the girlfriend? One news report claimed that she said she was "devastated" and that she did not release the tapes. If that's the case (or it can't be proved she released the tapes) would she have court cases for her privacy issues?

15 posted on 04/30/2014 6:30:18 AM PDT by grania
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To: struggle

That moronic, phony, psalm-singin’ hypocrite, Bob Costas, said Sterling was very litigious. So here’s hoping your suggestions become reality.


16 posted on 04/30/2014 6:36:06 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Biggirl

Jim Gray said on Fox this morning that Sterling could sell the Clippers for “more than a billion” dollars.

In Forbes’ most recent listing of the world’s 50 most valuable sports franchises, there isn’t an NBA team in the top 40. The Knicks are 43rd at $780 million and are the only NBA team in the top 50.

Sterling may sell and since he paid $12 million to buy the team in the 1980s, he’ll get a good return. But he won’t get the huge dollars some people think.


17 posted on 04/30/2014 6:37:07 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: grania

I wonder about this girlfriend.

1. why was she taping conversations?
2. why do the conversations sound as if she is scripted, and leading the conversation in a certain direction?

3. Is she basically a whore? who is paying her bills? What does she do for a living?

4. Were these tapes made illegally?
5. Why is she being sued by Sterling’s wife?
6. What is her connection to Magic Johnson, and Johnson’s desire to buy the Clippers?

7. What is in it for her? 15 minutes of fame? Book deals, reality TV?


18 posted on 04/30/2014 6:41:49 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (Im W)
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To: miss marmelstein

What is this world coming to? One cannot now have a private conversation with their mistress without it becoming a matter for the courts? This is what one gets when one lets the little head do all the thinking.


19 posted on 04/30/2014 6:42:07 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Biggirl
Shortly before NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced the league's punitive actions, however, Fox News contributor Jim Gray reported that Sterling had told him he would not sell.

File this under: Sterling Silver

20 posted on 04/30/2014 6:43:58 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Fair Paul

I was enlightened by that fact...


21 posted on 04/30/2014 6:44:07 AM PDT by losinmyreligion
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To: Dilbert San Diego

5. Why is she being sued by Sterling’s wife?

I think the lead in: “I wonder about this girlfriend.” may have some bearing on your point 5!


22 posted on 04/30/2014 6:44:21 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Booker T. Washington (1856-1915.) ~

Gee, are Jackson and Sharpton that old?


23 posted on 04/30/2014 6:46:55 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Biggirl
Is racism the ultimate crime?

I have no sympathy for Sterling, he gives no quarter and he asks none. Good that is the way it should be when the big boys play.
However, is public opinion on a private conversation sufficient grounds to take a billion dollar business away from it owner?
In a free country with free speech and free enterprise public opinion can take away your private property because someone is offended?
Once we open this door, ownership of private property could become a popularity game show on television: "who deserves to be an owner".

Silver made a mistake. The league will have to pay a heavy price to buy Sterling out.

24 posted on 04/30/2014 6:47:43 AM PDT by oldbrowser
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To: Dilbert San Diego
what's in it for her (the mistress)?

confession....I have a perverse admiration for women who grift their way to financial independence, as long as they keep it legal and out in the open. I suspect she crossed the line beyond that.

She seems to be a woman who will find financial profit in the situation.

25 posted on 04/30/2014 6:48:14 AM PDT by grania
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Is she basically a whore? who is paying her bills? What does she do for a living?...Yes. Baksetballsers. Balls Baksetballsers. Anymore questions?


26 posted on 04/30/2014 6:48:52 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: struggle
Excellent Post,

5. Agrees to sell for 5 Billion USD and a lifting of NBA ban.

27 posted on 04/30/2014 6:50:57 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: struggle
ties up the Clippers so that Geffen and Magic Johnson can't buy them

With the power they have, why doesn't the NBA Player's Association just demand that the team has to be sold to Magic Johnson? They'd probably get support.

28 posted on 04/30/2014 6:51:05 AM PDT by grania
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To: Safetgiver

LOL.

I had a feeling about what her position was in all of this.

So far, the media have not paid attention to her, dug into her situation, how she is profiting from all of this.


29 posted on 04/30/2014 6:51:08 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (Im W)
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To: Biggirl
Although I cannot agree with Sterling's thought process I find this whole thing a great over reach. Have we become a country that has permanently installed the thought police and only for a protected class? How about reacting to someone that has really hurt somebody like: Hillary, Farrakhan, Obama, his minister, and Holder. Aren't these people responsible for deaths, cover ups, and law breaking. So Sterling is a bigot, gee, lets hang him.
30 posted on 04/30/2014 6:51:34 AM PDT by JayAr36 (When an American dies Obama lies. And lies, and lies and lies forever.)
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To: oldbrowser

In this era of Political Correctness we live in, yes, racism is the ultimate crime.

I can’t remember such an orgy of political correctness as this one, as everyone in the world heaps abuse upon Sterling as if he is the biggest evil since Hitler.


31 posted on 04/30/2014 6:53:06 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (Im W)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

If only Sterling had said ugly things about the right group….Tea Party, Christians, or conservatives, things would have gone differently.


32 posted on 04/30/2014 6:56:27 AM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: oldbrowser

“”Is racism the ultimate crime?””

Everyone cheering this decision and decrying the remarks made by Sterling should be afraid of the precedent being set here. This never would have reached the pitch it has if obozo hadn’t been stirring the racial angles up since he took office. He has nearly achieved his goal. Next will be to entertain legislation to make exactly what you are saying, law! People aren’t smart enough to figure this out.

From what I’ve heard, Larry Elder is the only person who has the guts to stand up to this nonsense.

The “gal friend” says there was never a sexual relationship with Sterling. WOW! She got all the cars and the condo/house for what?


33 posted on 04/30/2014 7:00:21 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

That post with the quote from Booker T. Washington is excellent, and it has the added bonus of being true.

It’s a shame that there is no current spokesman for blacks with the erudition and insights of Mr. Washington.


34 posted on 04/30/2014 7:02:25 AM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: ThunderSleeps
What they don't realize is that far from trashing this guy, they just put him in the driver's seat. He is going to laugh all the way to the bank.

OTOH the NBA could use this incident to let all of the players opt out of their contracts and declare free agency, driving the value of his team down to whatever the franchise rights are worth.

35 posted on 04/30/2014 7:04:14 AM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Biggirl

The first thing he needs to do is file a felony complaint against the bimbo for taping him without his permission. She won’t be so desirable after five years in jail.

Regardless of WHAT he said, what she DID is a crime.


36 posted on 04/30/2014 7:10:59 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

This just shows what mob justice brings...arbitrary actions. The racial & homo thought police are here. Screw’em. I hope Sterling takes them to the cleaners.


37 posted on 04/30/2014 7:13:20 AM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: GOPJ
The LA Times has received hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue from Sterling's real estate advertisements. That's why they stayed silent over the past three decades.
38 posted on 04/30/2014 7:14:19 AM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: Biggirl
Sterling's decades-long climb into the ranks of L.A. billionaires began during the Depression in Chicago, where he was born Donald Tokowitz to an immigrant family that moved to Boyle Heights when he was young.

In those days, Boyle Heights was a Jewish community whose main drag was Brooklyn Avenue. Today, Brooklyn Avenue is called Avenida César Chávez, a name which suggests how the neighborhood has changed.

39 posted on 04/30/2014 7:19:43 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: GOPJ
Odd how newspapers aren’t repeating over and over that Sterling is a Democrat and has donated millions to Democrats.

Local lib commenters in my area are all claiming he's a registered Republican. I don't know, I'm just asking.

40 posted on 04/30/2014 7:20:50 AM PDT by Rinnwald
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To: Biggirl

With no due process.


41 posted on 04/30/2014 7:22:15 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Mouton

I’m just sick of the constant cries of racism in this country. It is shutting down freedom all over the place. So what if an old man doesn’t want his personal tramp hanging out with black men? Cry me a river, Magic Johnson!

For the first time in his career, Z. Brezinski said something intelligent on tv this morning. He said something to the effect that Obama has to knock off worrying about the NBA and worry instead about Putin.


42 posted on 04/30/2014 7:23:31 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: MrB
I’d be weighing

“Fiji or the Virgin Islands”...

Yes, as in, which one of these do I want to buy?

Personally, I'd take Fiji.

43 posted on 04/30/2014 7:31:38 AM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: miss marmelstein

He said something to the effect that Obama has to knock off worrying about the NBA and worry instead about Putin.

Tip of the hat to him, nice comment. Unfortunately, it is the only thing this fraud knows to do, push the race card. I will not rest easily till that sack of crap is out of the white hut...worse then Niro.


44 posted on 04/30/2014 7:42:07 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: struggle

Magic may have been involved with the whole set-up. What about a racketeering case against Ervin Johnson?


45 posted on 04/30/2014 7:57:25 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: ThunderSleeps

He bought the franchise in 1981 for $12.5 million. Today’s worth is around $600 million.


46 posted on 04/30/2014 7:58:30 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: Colonel_Flagg

Seriously, who cares about the Clippers?

They are the second team in LA. Why would they be worth that much at all?


47 posted on 04/30/2014 7:59:40 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Here’s the Lawsuit Against V. Stiviano That May Have Set Off the Donald Sterling Mess

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/04/sterling-lawsuit-against-stiviano.html


48 posted on 04/30/2014 8:00:25 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: Texas Songwriter

“If only Sterling had said ugly things about the right group….Tea Party, Christians, or conservatives, things would have gone differently.”

Yeah, he’s the “wrong kind” of bigot! He’s bigoted with respect to people the left likes.


49 posted on 04/30/2014 8:41:36 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Rinnwald

If he was a Republican it would be mentioned in every story...


50 posted on 04/30/2014 9:15:44 AM PDT by GOPJ ( Donald Sterling is a typical white liberal elite democrat - New York Times won't share that truth.)
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