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LeBron James: Entire Sterling family should be prohibited from owning Clippers
Sports Illustrated's SI Wire ^ | May 11, 2014 | Marc Weinreich

Posted on 05/11/2014 11:24:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

LeBron James said Sunday that no one in the entire Sterling family should be allowed to own the Clippers, according to Brian Mahoney of the Associated Press, who spoke to James during the team’s shootaround in Brooklyn before the team readies for Game 4 vs. the Nets on Monday.

James said it’s the right thing to do, from the players’ perspective, to disallow any kind of transfer of ownership within the Sterling family:

”As players, we want what’s right and we don’t feel like no one in his family should be able to own the team.”

The comments come less than a month after billionaire Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned for life from attending games, and also fined $2.5 million, for racist comments he made to a friend during a taped private phone conversation this year. His wife, Shelly, said she has every intention of retaining majority ownership of the team, but Commissioner Adam Silver said he expects full support from the 29 other NBA owners who can force Sterling to sell the team he purchased for $12.5 million in 1981. Silver needs a three-fourths vote from the other owners to force the sale of the team.

James went on to say that he understands the sale is not going to happen overnight but just wants the league, and the Sterling family, to do the right thing:

”At the end of the day, this is going to be a long litigation when it comes to that. This guy who’s owned the team since the ’80s is not going to just give the team up in a day. So we understand it’s going to be long, but we want what’s right.”(continued)

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; US: California; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: basketball; blacks; donaldsterling; racism
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So now the cashiers at Wal-Mart can decide who gets to have majority control there? And the French Fry guy at Whataburger? And the orderlies at the Mayo Clinic?
1 posted on 05/11/2014 11:24:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Apparently, blood guilt is considered acceptable ‘justice’ among certain communities in this country. And we’ll know it for sure if there is no outcry against James’ remarks.


2 posted on 05/11/2014 11:30:58 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, sense of entitlement is taking a giant leap here-—along with the sense that “some folks” get to decide what “other folks” are entitled to own.

You can’t make this stuff up.


3 posted on 05/11/2014 11:36:40 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If LeBron James wants to criticize Sterling for lacking class, it would only be proper to criticize his own when he decided to pull a Modell on Cleveland.


4 posted on 05/11/2014 11:46:40 PM PDT by setha (It is past time for the United States to take back what the world took away.)
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Any secret recordings of dear LeBron that would deem him unfit for the NBA?


5 posted on 05/11/2014 11:48:24 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
May the Clippers sink and drag down the NBA and LeBron James with them.

And may it happen slowly, so as to preserve the entertainment value of watching the process. The popcorn industry needs a stimulus!

6 posted on 05/11/2014 11:52:31 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>”As players, we want what’s right and we don’t feel like no one in his family should be able to own the team.”<

Can someone here Translate that comment for me?

LeBron has a College Degree, correct? Do they still teach English Composition Classes or am I just too damn old?


7 posted on 05/11/2014 11:52:56 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: House Atreides

More race mongering..


8 posted on 05/11/2014 11:53:46 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, lebron, when you own something (anything) we’ll listen to what you have to say. Buy a team and you may have our attention.


9 posted on 05/11/2014 11:56:51 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We should round up all white men and send them all to special re-education camps.

That’ll fix them. :)

/sarc(?)


10 posted on 05/12/2014 12:05:55 AM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Racist swine, fu lebron.


11 posted on 05/12/2014 12:09:24 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Great, they want to steal a man’s business for something he said in private. I don’t agree with what he said, but this is a slippery slope. What’s next? Banning players for using the “N” word? Oh wait, they’re the privildged class. S/


12 posted on 05/12/2014 12:21:30 AM PDT by mikefive (RLTW)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LeBron and the players have no say whatsoever in this matter as the only thing they could do if the Sterling family continues to own the Clippers is to refuse to play in games against the Clippers and encourage advertisers not to advertise during Clippers’ games.

If the players quit and don’t want to play for or against the Clippers, the teams can bring in Replacement Players and the fans would be happy to see some fresh players on the court and there may even be some Replacement Players that are better than LeBron.


13 posted on 05/12/2014 12:23:21 AM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Veggie Todd
Buy a team and you may have our attention.

If he buys a team all his private conversations should be recorded. Heck, let's start recording them now since he's a star with a big mouth, and likes to judge others.

14 posted on 05/12/2014 12:25:00 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Kickass Conservative
LeBron James has never spent one day enrolled in a institution of higher learning. He went straight from high school to the NBA.
15 posted on 05/12/2014 12:25:10 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: Kickass Conservative

No, KC. He did not go to college. He jumped from high school to the NBA. I doubt that he even could pass 9th grade exams in math, writing, etc. Those who follow sports know well that he spent all his time playing basketball as a kid, certainly not school work.


16 posted on 05/12/2014 12:26:46 AM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: Oliviaforever

I agree with the sentiment. However, there will be no replacement player better than James. He is going to be a most influential force for the NBA for decades to come as Michael Jordan has become. It is unfortunate.


17 posted on 05/12/2014 12:29:14 AM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: Kickass Conservative
LeBron has a College Degree, correct?

Nope. Didn't attend one day of college. And I would venture to say that probably very few NBA players have college degrees.

18 posted on 05/12/2014 12:32:59 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So if a person is 1/32nd related to a member of the Sterling family, is that enough Sterling blood to disqualify them from ownership? Got to keep those blood lines pure per LeBron and his fellow Democrat segregationists.

In fact, anyone related to the Sterlings should have a bright yellow Clippers sign on their clothing as a warning. Maybe even a tattoo number on their arm to keep track of them too. /s


19 posted on 05/12/2014 12:43:26 AM PDT by peyton randolph (Show me the man and I will find the crime. - Lavrenti Beria)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

corruption of blood is so 18th century.


20 posted on 05/12/2014 12:58:00 AM PDT by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
fined $2.5 million, for racist comments he made to a friend
You can be fined for making a comment?

Can I be fined for asking this question?

21 posted on 05/12/2014 1:02:30 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Kickass Conservative

Use of the double negative means anything is fair play without any conscious awareness of their criminal thinking.

Who can blame an educated Jew for not wanting such people to be associated with his home, especially when they seek to target their adversary du jour for extortion at every opportunity.


22 posted on 05/12/2014 1:09:47 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Gene Eric

Who should make such a statement—what racist thinking causes people to think this way? OK, so the Old dude made some rash comments—Old Thinking from another day-— Why should his family be punished? They didn’t say anything—why say the whole family should be punished?


23 posted on 05/12/2014 1:13:24 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
LeBron James said Sunday that no one in the entire Sterling family should be allowed to own the Clippers...

At one point in our nation's history 'entire families' were owned as chattel - slaves. Done against the wishes of everyone in those families because many in this country wanted it, and the 'majority' allowed it.

It was the US Constitution that eventually freed them - our laws, and a President bold enough to enforce them to an extent beyond popular democratic will.

In effect, what I hear LeBron saying is "let's return to democratic mob rule and laws be damned."

24 posted on 05/12/2014 1:13:34 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
LeBron James: Entire Sterling family should be prohibited from owning Clippers

What a fool!

In making such an overtly unjust and prejudiced statement, Lebron has outed himself as a bigot of the same hue as Mr. Sterling.

Is LeBron a hypocritical racist, or just a breathtakingly ignorant one?

Either way, Lebron's bigotry should be forcefully repudiated by any and all who truly wish to eliminate racism in our society.

25 posted on 05/12/2014 1:13:38 AM PDT by sargon
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To: Oliviaforever

“The Replacements” One of the Keanu Reeves movies I actually liked. Some funny stuff there..


26 posted on 05/12/2014 1:15:08 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: RC one
Corruption of blood is so 18th century.

Exactly. This odious concept has been specifically repudiated in America, going back to the founding of our country.

Any belief in "corruption of blood" is overtly un-American.

The level of ignorance which is displayed by Americans of LeBron's ilk is both astounding and disturbing.

LeBron has severely overplayed his hand here, and displayed a distinct lack of nuanced understanding of the issues at hand.

Hopefully there are elements within the media who have enough integrity and courage to rebuke LeBron's shameful lecturing.

27 posted on 05/12/2014 1:23:39 AM PDT by sargon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“...we don’t feel like no one in his family should be able to own the team.”
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So which is it LeBron? Are you for or against the owner? Operative word in his quote is ‘don’t’. ....Black lingo just often leaves me guessing what is meant.

Pro athletes need to play their sport and stop flapping their gums in public about politics, foreign affairs and domestic issues.


28 posted on 05/12/2014 1:30:13 AM PDT by octex
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To: setha

If LeBron James wants to criticize Sterling for lacking class, it would only be proper to criticize his own when he decided to pull a Modell on Cleveland.
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I don’t recall him criticizing his mom or his team mate who his mom was boinking. Real class....


29 posted on 05/12/2014 1:40:55 AM PDT by octex
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LeBron James is worshipped like an idol, especially in Miami Florida.

His mom allegedly assaulted a parking lot attendant. No charges.

A bunch of cops gave him a personal escort to a Jay-Z concert, shutting down traffic lanes in the process. Nothing.

Early in his tenure shooting hoops here, he stormed off the court after a game, bumping angrily into his coach and going to the locker room. No repercussions.

He is called “King” James. He can do no wrong.


30 posted on 05/12/2014 2:19:10 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

all white people should be banned from owning NBA teams, there that’s the ticket sarc


31 posted on 05/12/2014 2:26:59 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

all white people should be banned from owning NBA teams, there that’s the ticket sarc
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Lets just take this a step further.

ADD:

And not be allowed to attend any event, buy any gear or spend any money, whatsoever, on any product endorsed by ANY black athlete.

Better yet, All WHITES should be banned from being with 50 feet of ANY black - no matter the circumstance.

Of course, if ‘we’ can’t be within 50 feet of ‘them’, ‘they’ would no longer be able to mug, rob etc us - PROVIDING they obey the laws meant to protect ‘them’ from the evil WHITE Man.

I am not so sure I am trying to be sarcastic here....


32 posted on 05/12/2014 2:41:53 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)"Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak.".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
James said it’s the right thing to do, from the players’ perspective, to disallow any kind of transfer of ownership within the Sterling family:

Unless I am mistaken, it is already owned by the family and the Dad within a Trust.

Let's see Lebron try to untangle family dynamics ( of which we have no knowledge of how they get along / interact ). Dealing with the Attorneys trying to get them to a consensus, Tax attorneys worried about capital gains if it does sell and that is just naming things that will make this sale an absolute mess that IMHO may take years to untangle.

I wonder if Lebron has ever worked with attorneys in complicated matters such as this or any complicated legal matters where family dynamics and personalities are evolved....

Good Luck with that Lebron....

33 posted on 05/12/2014 2:53:18 AM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: taildragger

This article says there’ll be no taxes because it’s a forced sale:

No Taxes If Sterling Is Forced to Sell
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3152855/posts


34 posted on 05/12/2014 3:00:44 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Still doesn’t get us around family dynamics and if they want to sell, and the attorney involvement in all this has got to be immense. IMHO I ask again, is Lebron that clueless?


35 posted on 05/12/2014 3:03:10 AM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: taildragger
I think the answer is yes. He's an athlete in a sport tailor-made for his physique. Take him out of that milieu and what is he?
36 posted on 05/12/2014 3:08:56 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Oliviaforever
If the players quit and don’t want to play for or against the Clippers, the teams can bring in Replacement Players and the fans would be happy to see some fresh players on the court and there may even be some Replacement Players that are better than LeBron.

It would certainly be a return to the good old days when the Clippers were by far the worst team in the NBA. And they still made money.

37 posted on 05/12/2014 3:54:25 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LeBron James: Entire Sterling family should be prohibited from owning Clippers
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OK, well James should be prohibited from playing in the NBA for blasphemy, a far, far worse offence than racism:
Recalling the the 10-story-tall iconic image of James on a mural in downtown Cleveland which he obviously approved of

http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2010/07/witness-billboard-dismantled/


38 posted on 05/12/2014 3:58:18 AM PDT by Repent and Believe (Promote good. Tolerate the harmless. Let evil be crushed.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This article says there’ll be no taxes because it’s a forced sale...

But only if Sterling turns around and invests the proceeds in a similar property. So he'd have to buy another sports team. And I don't see the owners in any other league approving his buying a team.

39 posted on 05/12/2014 3:58:48 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Gene Eric

Has LeBron uttered any anti-gay slurs? If so, Silver may be up his ass next. Silver’s orgasmic speech over the supposedly first gay in the NBA should be a warning.


40 posted on 05/12/2014 4:14:18 AM PDT by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Same with Jay-Z and Michael Jordon who have both recently indicated they’re prejudice. You say Michael Jordan’s was a long time ago? Not as long ago as Paula Deans.


41 posted on 05/12/2014 4:14:24 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Why is Jon Corzine a free man?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

”As players, we want what’s right ....”

Again, I ask—if Sterling was such a KNOWN horrible racist, why did any of the black players play for him? Was that the right thing to do?


42 posted on 05/12/2014 4:27:50 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

From high school till today, LeBron has been a POS punk.


43 posted on 05/12/2014 4:28:33 AM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: peyton randolph

LeBron is a genius, the smartest guy in the room.
Just ask Lebron, he will confirm the above.

I cannot wait for future Lebron pearls of wisdom, dispensed in the third person.


44 posted on 05/12/2014 4:45:27 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: Kickass Conservative

He went straight into the NBA from high school. Now, his lack of grammar does not reflect well on the Catholic high school he attended in Akron, Ohio.


45 posted on 05/12/2014 5:17:14 AM PDT by nd76
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To: DoodleDawg
But only if Sterling turns around and invests the proceeds in a similar property. So he'd have to buy another sports team. And I don't see the owners in any other league approving his buying a team.

Ah, the old 1031 / 1035 type exchanges normally reserved for annuities or homes, thanks for jogging the memory. I am curious what 10_ _ number this exchange is...

46 posted on 05/12/2014 5:18:13 AM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can’t believe people actually pay money to watch sports anymore. Role models. . .NOT. Fans wearing sports paraphernalia look outlandish and to think they paid big bucks for it. I just don’t get it.


47 posted on 05/12/2014 5:23:15 AM PDT by Maudeen ("I'm just a sinner . . . saved by Grace.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Maybe I'm just too old-fashioned, but I believe that an elderly white man who is boinking a black girl for $2 million per year should have the right to ask her not to be seen out in public with the black guys she is boinking (with his permission) when it is causing the elderly guy's old-school buddies to give him flak about it.

But then again, I get really confused when billionaire black athletes decide that in such cases, it is somehow immoral to pass on assets to one's children, who may or may not have such misgivings about black whores being seen in public with black guys at sporting events.

*sigh* The nuns never prepared us for this.

48 posted on 05/12/2014 5:26:28 AM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This pretty much proves that Magic AIDS Johnson orchestrated the whole thing through one of his hoes so his cartel could force Sterling to disgorge the team to them at a fire-sale price.
49 posted on 05/12/2014 6:00:09 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My alternative plan:

There are no jobs in basketball-football-soccer-baseball-hockey-ANY ‘professional’ sport for all those players/athletes who have sired kids with multiple women & who also have sired kids with women they have never married.

They follow an disgusting life style & are heroes to the younger generations.

Until they clean up their act—NO JOB in major sports. They can work at the local Safeway stocking shelves.


50 posted on 05/12/2014 6:51:56 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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