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Donald Sterling in New Tirade Against Magic Johnson and African Americans
The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 13 May 2014 | Rory Carroll

Posted on 05/13/2014 2:21:04 AM PDT by nickcarraway

Clippers basketball team owner, in interview billed as apology for racist remarks, slings insults at HIV-positive former NBA star

It was billed as an apology for racist comments that created a firestorm – but the Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has unleashed a new row by launching a searing attack on Magic Johnson and wealthy African Americans.

The tycoon used an interview aired on Monday to apologise for the tirade against black people caught on tape last month but then depicted Johnson, who has HIV, of being a womanising disease-carrier.

In what may become a case study in how not to defuse a crisis, Sterling, a national pariah who is battling to keep his basketball team, also accused wealthy black people of being stingy philanthropists in contrast to Jews such as himself.

The 80-year-old, speaking to CNN's Anderson Cooper in his first television interview since the crisis broke, insisted he was no racist and asked forgiveness for making derogatory comments about black people in the leaked tape, saying he had been “baited” into doing so.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: clippers; donaldsterling; racism

1 posted on 05/13/2014 2:21:04 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Don’s the gift that keeps on giving. May the man live to be 180!


2 posted on 05/13/2014 2:26:52 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: nickcarraway
LeBron James of the Miami Heat said players also opposed Sterling's wife, Shelly, remaining as an owner. “As players we want what's right, and we feel like no one in his family should be able to own the team.”

this is beyond Salem Witch Trials even

3 posted on 05/13/2014 2:28:24 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: blueplum

Thugocracy. Kakistocracy.


4 posted on 05/13/2014 2:31:18 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: nickcarraway

Donald J. Sterling is truly the gift that keeps on giving.

And he doesn’t know when to shut his mouth. I would not want to be his attorney, that is for sure.


5 posted on 05/13/2014 2:34:37 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: blueplum
"LeBron James of the Miami Heat.

I don't give a damn what he says.
I wish I liked BASS-A-BALL so I could NOT watch it.

6 posted on 05/13/2014 2:38:14 AM PDT by DeaconRed (# GIVE US OUR COUNTRY BACK- NOW! ! ! ! ! ! ! !)
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To: goldstategop
"I would not want to be his attorney, that is for sure."

Are you crazy? That is the kind of client most attorneys would give their left arm for.
Rich & talks too much.

7 posted on 05/13/2014 2:40:46 AM PDT by DeaconRed (# GIVE US OUR COUNTRY BACK- NOW! ! ! ! ! ! ! !)
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To: nickcarraway

“I just read a transcript of Donald Sterling’s interview … and while Magic Johnson doesn’t need me to, I feel compelled on behalf of the NBA family to apologize to him that he continues to be dragged into this situation and be degraded by such a malicious and personal attack. The NBA board of governors is continuing with its process to remove Mr Sterling as expeditiously as possible.”

Hmmm....

After Magic Johnson’s interview on Ophra: “If you can’t laugh about these things, you’ll cry — that’s the tactic we believe Magic Johnson is taking in this interview with Oprah, in which he discusses his very promiscuous sex life in the years leading up to his HIV diagnosis.”

http://www.sportsgrid.com/video/magic-johnson-discussing-his-sex-life-with-oprah/

“This is Magic, a guy who admitted to having more than 300 sexual partners a year for a stretch and who contracted HIV because of it. Everyone has moved on from this. Aside being titillating, this tells us nothing new.”

http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/02/14/stunning-revelation-magic-johnson-had-sex/


8 posted on 05/13/2014 2:46:39 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (I sooooo miss America!)
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To: Mr Rogers

Why don’t you post the quotes made by Donald Sterling in court? In a completely irrelevant answer to a question as a witness in a trial he talked about paying women for sex acts and talked about them in the most demeaning terms. He may make Johnson look good. And I guess he wanted to brag about it, since the question asked him by the lawyer (under oath) had nothing to do with his sex life.


9 posted on 05/13/2014 3:03:02 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: blueplum

I think what Lebron was attempting to say was; All white people have to die.


10 posted on 05/13/2014 3:08:14 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: blueplum

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

If they are so gosh darned concerned about doing what is right, then why did the “brothers” play for such a “KNOWN” racist to begin with?


11 posted on 05/13/2014 3:14:57 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Delta Dawn

at the very least, he’s outing himself as a fan of Stokely Carmichael


12 posted on 05/13/2014 3:28:24 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: nickcarraway

So, has Sterling spoken anything but the truth?


13 posted on 05/13/2014 3:44:53 AM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: blueplum
this is beyond Salem Witch Trials even

The NBA would oppose it as well on the grounds that it'd be impossible to keep Sterling from exercising ownership control if his family owns the team in his place.

14 posted on 05/13/2014 3:46:05 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: nickcarraway
Sterling's first argument was that his original remarks were just part of his "rap" in trying to get a woman to commit adultery with him.

Now he's arguing that Earvin Johnson is not good for the NBA because of his enthusiastic adultery.

As for the dispute over ownership, he's the one who decided to buy an asset that came with strings attached.

15 posted on 05/13/2014 3:48:00 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: DoodleDawg

Correct. It’s not like his wife is divorcing him and would potentially exercise real ownership. He’d just be putting the team in his wife’s name. No one would believe that the team was actually under new ownership.


16 posted on 05/13/2014 3:50:17 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake
Now he's arguing that Earvin Johnson is not good for the NBA because of his enthusiastic adultery.

This from the man who got in trouble originally for arguing with his mistress?

17 posted on 05/13/2014 3:53:48 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: goldstategop
I would not want to be his attorney, that is for sure.

I would. With his mouth, I could retire early after a short and prosperous career. Cha-ching, cha-ching!.

18 posted on 05/13/2014 4:05:51 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: DoodleDawg

well I think it’s rediculous - the punishment comes no where near fitting the ‘crime.’ If Sterling had told “V.” to not bring gangsters to his games, and to knock off sleeping around with the competition, nobody would be having any conversations about Sterling’s ownership. To reverse this back on the players, any player that gets in trouble with the law, or has children out of wedlock and doesn’t pay child support, or beats their wife, or cheats on their taxes, or gets a DUI, or promotes gangsterism and by proxy white hate, should have their entire family banned forever from playing sports of any kind. If the NBA and it’s players wants to play holier than thou then let’s play ball for real, desegregate the league so it is truely ‘fair’ and hold the mirror of exemplarism up to reflect on the players since the NBA seems to be demanding it. /rant


19 posted on 05/13/2014 4:26:53 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: blueplum

I think this has been years in the coming. Sterling is a joke and a buffoon and has been detested by the other NBA owners for years. I think they’ve been looking for a reason to get rid of him for years. And if the original rant may have been seen by many as a marginal reason for banning him, his cartoon on CNN has sealed his fate.


20 posted on 05/13/2014 4:31:06 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: nickcarraway

Don Sterling is a foul individual. Thankfully he is 81. I mean the guy has no shame. I have seen bumbling idiots before but he make take the cake.


21 posted on 05/13/2014 4:39:58 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Mr Rogers

True Magic Johnson may be a cad, but that has nothing to do with the stupid statements Sterling is spouting.


22 posted on 05/13/2014 4:41:21 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Delta Dawn

I think what Lebron was attempting to say was; All white people have to die.

Well.....when you listen to Sterling.....can anybody blame him...../kinda sarc.


23 posted on 05/13/2014 4:42:31 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: napscoordinator
I don't think what Sterling said is ok but he is protect by the 4th amendment of the US Constitution.
24 posted on 05/13/2014 4:49:58 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: goldstategop

He’s 80. He can claim dementia at any time.

Popcorn!!!


25 posted on 05/13/2014 4:54:21 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: blueplum

Speaking of racism LeBron how about that twitter account of your?

Your mental capacity can only fill one bathroom stall in the AA Arena—leave the talking to the corporate folks eh?


26 posted on 05/13/2014 5:35:13 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: scooby321
I don't think what Sterling said is ok but he is protect by the 4th amendment of the US Constitution.

What the heck does the 4th amendment have to do with this? The 4th amendment only applies to secret recordings made by the police (or other government agency), not by private citizens. AND, his most recent comments were made in an interview.

27 posted on 05/13/2014 5:54:15 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: nickcarraway

Apparently truth is no longer a defense.


28 posted on 05/13/2014 6:00:03 AM PDT by MortMan (Alpopuck (al' po puk) n: An empty dish pushed around by a dog trying to get the last morsel.)
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To: nickcarraway; All

And here we have Sterling embarrassing himself on national TV, whimpering, crying and begging forgiveness for ‘offending’ the protected class by something he said privately- just like Paula Deen. Disgusting.


29 posted on 05/13/2014 6:23:20 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: nickcarraway

Better to keep you mouth shut and make people wonder if you are a fool, then to open it, and eliminate all doubt.


30 posted on 05/13/2014 6:26:02 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

So Mr. Sterling is on a tear about how Magic Johnson got HIV from a sleeping around with women who weren’t his wife?

What has Mr. Sterling been doing?

Pot, meet kettle.


31 posted on 05/13/2014 6:29:14 AM PDT by mountainbunny (Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens ~ J.R.R. Tolkien)
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To: DeaconRed
Are you crazy? That is the kind of client most attorneys would give their left arm for. Rich & talks too much.

It was all over the Los Angeles radio stations yesterday that Sterling has been rejected as a client by at least 8 high profile law firms in LA and SF.

32 posted on 05/13/2014 6:32:48 AM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: nickcarraway

Just curious, Are the statements made by Donald Sterling TRUE??


33 posted on 05/13/2014 6:36:37 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: Lizavetta
" Sterling has been rejected"

LA has enough blood sucking attorneys believe me one will jump on it like stink on DO-DO.
The meter will start spinning like a top.

34 posted on 05/13/2014 6:45:07 AM PDT by DeaconRed (# GIVE US OUR COUNTRY BACK- NOW! ! ! ! ! ! ! !)
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To: nickcarraway

Really don’t care much for Pro bball. The NCAA playoffs is about all I follow, then it’s baseball and golf and finally the NFL.


35 posted on 05/13/2014 6:51:55 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: Conscience of a Conservative
"4th amendment only applies to secret recordings made by the police (or other government agency)"

Yes this is not a 4th amendment case.
Here in Florida it is a FELONY TO record ANY conversation without the consent of everyone involved.

36 posted on 05/13/2014 6:52:08 AM PDT by DeaconRed (# GIVE US OUR COUNTRY BACK- NOW! ! ! ! ! ! ! !)
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To: dfwgator

Funny thing about this guy, he may be abhorrant, but at least he doesn’t lie - we worship constant liars like Obama and Hillary.


37 posted on 05/13/2014 6:53:46 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: nickcarraway

I read the article. I have no interest in researching Sterling’s life. The quotes in the article about Magic Johnson seem accurate enough, and they are what the uproar is about - not what Sterling may have said in court at some time.

I loathe pro basketball and pro football. They have become leaders in promoting rotten behavior in America. They accept thugs and criminal behavior, but they bath themselves in political correctness.

Magic Johnson did have sex with a lot of women and it has caused him problems. Even someone who hasn’t followed pro basketball in years knows that.


38 posted on 05/13/2014 7:29:53 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (I sooooo miss America!)
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