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NBA legend...says whoever taped Donald Sterling’s comments should be ‘sent to prison’
NY Daily News ^ | May 1, 2014 | Teri Thompson

Posted on 05/01/2014 8:41:21 PM PDT by QT3.14

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar fully supports Adam Silver’s lifetime ban of Clippers owner Donald Sterling for making racist comments to his girlfriend, but he says he also wants whoever is responsible for taping the comments “sent to prison.”

Writing in a strongly-worded editorial peace for Time magazine, Abdul-Jabbar spoke out against the methods used to obtain evidence.

"Shouldn't we be equally angered by the fact that his private, intimate conversation was taped and then leaked to the media?” Abdul-Jabbar wrote in Time. "Didn't we just call to task the NSA for intruding into American citizen's privacy in such an un-American way?"

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; basketball; california; clippers; donaldsterling; donsterling; kareemabduljabbar; losangeles; losangelesclippers; naacp; nba; rochellesterling; timemagazine; vanessastiviano
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1 posted on 05/01/2014 8:41:21 PM PDT by QT3.14
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To: QT3.14

Magic Johnson?


2 posted on 05/01/2014 8:42:37 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: QT3.14

Glad I joined the standing O for him many years ago at the Boston Garden on his retirement tour.


3 posted on 05/01/2014 8:43:51 PM PDT by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: QT3.14

Uncommonly common sense from a big-time jock....


4 posted on 05/01/2014 8:44:27 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Intolerant in NJ

He has always treasured his reputation (true or not) of being a “cerebral” person.

But he’ll always be Lou Alcindor to me.


5 posted on 05/01/2014 8:45:59 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: QT3.14

Do you think his wife might have released it?


6 posted on 05/01/2014 8:46:16 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: QT3.14

I met Kareem and had a great conversation with him years back. He seems a genuinely terrific guy. My guess is, in writing for Time, he’s holding back on what he really feels. My guess is he thinks the entire thing stinks. Badly.


7 posted on 05/01/2014 8:49:06 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: GeronL

No, can you say extortion and failed blackmail


8 posted on 05/01/2014 8:49:50 PM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: QT3.14
I guess Kareem does not believe that a person has the right to be an A-hole in their own home. I believe that he, Magic, Al, Jesse, the whole of the NAACP, the old black panthers, the old black panthers, every single dark skinned player in the NBA, Football, Baseball etc. have NEVER said a derogatory thing about ANY White or other colored people in the privacy of their homes.( I also believe in the tooth fairy) But then what am I thinking, only WHITE people can be or are racist.
9 posted on 05/01/2014 8:52:15 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: BenLurkin

“Roger, over”

“Huh?”


10 posted on 05/01/2014 8:53:55 PM PDT by 22202NOVA (I saw nothing. No-thing!)
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To: QT3.14
"She was like a sexy nanny playing 'pin the fried chicken on the Sambo.'

It works. She was directing Sterling to get him to pin the fried chicken on the Sambo.

11 posted on 05/01/2014 8:57:26 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: JennysCool
I met Kareem and had a great conversation with him years back. He seems a genuinely terrific guy.

I strongly disagree. This is what Lew Alcindor said about the diabolical usurper in 2008:

"He's [Obama] served as a senator very capably, and he is very skilled in terms of his ability to organize and lead people. And that's what we need right now."

And that worthless individual, just like his hero, hussein obama, is a mooselimb. I can't understand how Alcindor can be called a "terrific guy" with that resume of evil. Yes, I refuse to call him by his contrived muzzie name...same with Cassius Clay.

12 posted on 05/01/2014 8:58:19 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: re_nortex

All in the NBA right now are looking around thinking who’s next? The Closets are full, open the door and something will fall out!


13 posted on 05/01/2014 9:01:15 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: re_nortex

I think Kareem was just believing the media. Like the majority of the voters.


14 posted on 05/01/2014 9:01:29 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Mastador1
But then what am I thinking,only WHITE people can be or are racist.

I have reluctantly caught the old Oprah show which my liberal spouse used to watch on T/V. At one time I happened on crusty Don Imus (Imus In The Morning). Old Don growled that Winfrey was a racist. Again and again this woman has let slip some slur against Whitey.

Still, the seats were all filled by white women, loving Oprah. I have it that she claimed old white people were "marinated" in racial prejudice. That it would all be gone "when they die".

No justice and just damn!

15 posted on 05/01/2014 9:08:42 PM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: JennysCool
I think Kareem was just believing the media. Like the majority of the voters.

OK, maybe I'll grant you that but the fact remains, Lew Alcindor is a mooselimb and thus is the enemy. I have nothing but contempt for that vile individual. And yes, muzzies do have ways of posing themselves as if they were normal people. One of the 9/11 hijackers was known as a "hail fellow, well met" type of guy by those who "knew" him at a health club in Florida. Same with Alcindor, his seeming reasonableness and "intellect" (such as it is) is just a typical mooselimb ploy.

16 posted on 05/01/2014 9:15:23 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: re_nortex

Are we really going to judge people based on who they vote for though? Most people don’t follow politics so to base an opinion on how they are as a person based on political beliefs they probably barely understand is immature in my opinion. Most people aren’t philosophically savvy enough to know the true differences, they just buy what the media says


17 posted on 05/01/2014 9:17:52 PM PDT by chevydude26
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To: QT3.14
Writing in a strongly-worded editorial peace... PIECE!

Argh.

18 posted on 05/01/2014 9:19:55 PM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with violence, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: chevydude26
Are we really going to judge people based on who they vote for though?

Yes. I do. And I'll fully and proudly acknowledge that I'm intolerant of those supporting those who seek to undermine traditional American values. As for this Alcindor character, he didn't merely pull the level for the usurper but was part of the obama/holder regime serving as the so-called "global cultural ambassador" when appointed in 2012 to that post. Since his retirement in 1989, that muzzie's projects were centered on "social justice", a term for marxism.

19 posted on 05/01/2014 9:28:00 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: re_nortex

As pleasant as he seems he is a muslim, and thus the enemy.


20 posted on 05/01/2014 9:46:59 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: chevydude26
Most people don’t follow politics so to base an opinion on how they are as a person based on political beliefs they probably barely understand is immature in my opinion.

Lest you think I'm an argumentative type, I'm in total agreement with that portion of your post. Too many voters are ill-equipped to handle the awesome responsibility of casting a ballot. It's a serious decision and one that requires not only maturity and intellectual acumen but wisdom and knowledge of what this Republic is all about. That's why I was on-board with Tom Tancrdo's call for a civics literacy test at the Nashville Tea Party meeting back in February 2010:

...because we don’t have a civics literacy test to vote, people who couldn’t even spell vote, or say it in English, put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House named Barack Hussein Obama.

21 posted on 05/01/2014 9:56:09 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: GeronL

No. The girlfriend sent it to a “Friend” who released it
according to an article I read earlier.

The girlfriend sent it to the “Friend” for safekeeping in case soemthing happened she stated.

When she sent the phone tape to the “Friend” the only 2 snippets that came through were the ones that everyone is going on about which is interesting to me.

Wonder what the whole conversation said and were the 2 snippets in order did it change the context of what was said?


22 posted on 05/01/2014 10:08:52 PM PDT by funfan
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>> Abdul-Jabbar wrote in Time.

Basketball, Pilot, Writer...


23 posted on 05/02/2014 12:00:22 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: EBH

Both Magic Johnson and Stiviano should be exposed for what they did and be run out of town for setting the very leftist precedent that someone’s property can be taken from them because their thoughts and opinions are different than your own.


24 posted on 05/02/2014 12:30:44 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: BenLurkin

I met Lew the first night he came to Milwaukee. Then he moved in across the street from me. Very nice guy, smart, friendly, soft spoken. A Jazz fanatic.


25 posted on 05/02/2014 2:07:15 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: JennysCool
Jabar also wrote a great book about an all black tank battalion from WWII who kicked butt:

'Brothers in Arms' book cover

26 posted on 05/02/2014 5:03:05 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Mastador1
I guess Kareem does not believe that a person has the right to be an A-hole in their own home.

I think Kareem is saying the exact opposite. Look, you can't "un-ring" this bell. It's out there that Sterling has these negative attitudes toward Blacks. That's not going to fly in the NBA.

So what Kareem seems to be saying is that in order to prevent this type of thing from happening again we need uncover who taped Sterling and prosecute that person to the fullest extent so that the next time somebody considers rolling tape on an unsuspecting person they have to consider a possible prison stretch.

Seems to me that Kareem is advocating the only real solution to this situation.

27 posted on 05/02/2014 7:42:10 AM PDT by Tallguy
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