Skip to comments.Donald Sterling has options to weigh after NBA ban
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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Can he negate contracts??
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
BINGO! We have a winner!
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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
I’d be weighing
“Fiji or the Virgin Islands”...
Don’t care, don’t care, don’t care.
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.
Yep, despite what some posters said here.
It seems like Sterling should be able to hire some shysters who could get the penalty reduced. It seems kinda severe.
If nothing else people now know that LA has two NBA teams.
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
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.
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?
That moronic, phony, psalm-singin’ hypocrite, Bob Costas, said Sterling was very litigious. So here’s hoping your suggestions become reality.
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.
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?
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.
File this under: Sterling Silver
I was enlightened by that fact...
5. Why is she being sued by Sterlings wife?
I think the lead in: “I wonder about this girlfriend.” may have some bearing on your point 5!
Booker T. Washington (1856-1915.) ~
Gee, are Jackson and Sharpton that old?
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.
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.
Is she basically a whore? who is paying her bills? What does she do for a living?...Yes. Baksetballsers. Balls Baksetballsers. Anymore questions?
5. Agrees to sell for 5 Billion USD and a lifting of NBA ban.
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.
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.
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.
If only Sterling had said ugly things about the right group .Tea Party, Christians, or conservatives, things would have gone differently.
“”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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Local lib commenters in my area are all claiming he's a registered Republican. I don't know, I'm just asking.
With no due process.
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.
Fiji or the Virgin Islands...
Yes, as in, which one of these do I want to buy?
Personally, I'd take Fiji.
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.
Magic may have been involved with the whole set-up. What about a racketeering case against Ervin Johnson?
He bought the franchise in 1981 for $12.5 million. Today’s worth is around $600 million.
Seriously, who cares about the Clippers?
They are the second team in LA. Why would they be worth that much at all?
Heres the Lawsuit Against V. Stiviano That May Have Set Off the Donald Sterling Mess
“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.
If he was a Republican it would be mentioned in every story...