Skip to comments.Shelly Sterling Accuses NBA of Sexism in Clippers Ownership Fight
Posted on 05/13/2014 12:00:34 PM PDT by lbryce
Shelly Sterling defended her right to hold onto her stake in the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday, telling NBCs Savannah Guthrie it's sexist for the NBA to punish her for the actions of her husband, who she claimed suffers from dementia.
The Clippers have been operating under a cloud in the weeks since the celebrity website TMZ released an audio recording in which Donald Sterling, 80, told frequent court-side guest V. Stiviano that he did not want to see her at games with black people. Days later, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver fined Sterling $2.5 million, banned him for life from the league and began a drive to get at least three-fourths of team owners to separate the Clippers boss from the franchise.
Shelly Sterling, however, has made it clear she wants to keep her 50% stake in the team, and told Guthrie in an interview that aired Tuesday on the "Today" show that it was sexist of the league to also force her to sell.
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Nice move by Shelly; does the sexism card trump the racism card? This whole story just alerted me as to how far removed from what the media would like to protray as “mainstream”. Watching feminists fight race-pimps is like watching Hitler fight Stalin; who would root for either side?
“Oooh. Sexism. Is that a capital crime? ...”
Good to see the elite hoisted on their own petard.
We are approaching PC OD.
What a lunatic country.
Sexism works. She is female after all, and that does count for something in “I’m a protected class, too!” mindset that is predominate in our culture today.
"The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision
of what is before them, glory and danger alike,
and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it."
this is really gonna get ugly.
it will be like two dogs fighting over a bone.
I like it - well played.
With everyone throwing around stupid slogans and ridiculous charges, the whole thing turns into a farce, and Shelly wins.
The Sterlings’ only hope is for Donald to come out as being Gay, and for Shelly to come out as Transgendered.
Spirit of Anti-Christ-ism
“What a lunatic country.”
I don’t think our country is lunatic. The purveyors of the secular/socialist/humanist PC media agenda are lunatics. When I travel I meet many good, normal, God-fearing people in this great country.
It reminds me more of midget wrestling.
No, punishing her husband is Shelly's divorce attorney's job.
Shelly is smart, she is throwing the sexism card right back in the face of the libs..let’s see how they respond..the Sterling family has every right to keep the team, Donald bought it fair and square, with his own money, no one should be able to force him to sell what is his
As institutions embrace lunacy, we must no longer embrace them. The NBA and NFL are now irrelevant sideshow spectacles. Just like Democrats, there is no point in energizing them by actively opposing them - just ignore them.
I think might me “Ismophobic”.
I think I might be “Ismophobic”.
The actions of the NBA in this manner is only an effort to appease the players’ union in order to prevent a work stoppage during the playoffs.
Once the season is over, this will all blow over for the most part. If Sterling does have dementia, it will be impossible to force a sale and also provide an excuse for his erratic behavior.
“No, you’re SEXIST!”
“No, YOU’RE Racist AND Sexist!”
“No, YOU’RE Racist, Sexist, AND a Homophobe!”
“No, YOU’RE a Homophobe!”
“I’m NOT a Homophobe!”
“OH, So You ARE a Racist then?”
“No, YOU’RE The Racist!!!”
Pretty much, there it is... throw in “You’re an Anti-Semite” and “It’s for the CHILDREN!!!!” somewhere in there too, and you have just about the entire intellectual spectrum of liberal argument...
I think this shows they need to ban the NBA from the NBA.
The North American Victimization Invitational!
Yeah, that’ll work.
I’m with Shelley on this one. She works hard, though she has enough money to do nothing but spend it. She’s put up with a cheating husband for decades. She seems to be a straight up straightforward businesswoman. She deserves to get PAID.
I love it. Bring on popcorn.
Shelly Sterling is in position to be a prominent NBA owner. Women are an underrepresented group among owners of major league sports teams. How can they justify revoking her ownership rights because of her husband?
Women are considered a special protected class per political correctness. Thus, it makes perfect sense to accuse the NBA of sexism if they try to force a sale of the Clippers. This should be fun to watch.
This kind of reminds me of the old George Carlin routine.
He is doing his nightly news skit and says the following:
The U.N. today came out with a resolution equating Zionism with Racism. When reached, comedian Sammy Davis, Jr. said ‘what a breakthrough, now I can hate myself!’.
They are nicer than I am. At 81 years old and with plenty of money I would burn this asset to the ground for spite.
This is just age discrimination. They are just trying to toss an old guy out and replace him with someone younger.
It will be even more interesting to see how the players react. They aren't exactly known for being enlightened about the role of women. Kobe Bryant, anyone?
This is great. Apparently the NBA and the media is uninterested in this guy’s treatment of his wife and marriage. Cheating on your wife I suppose is perfectly okay by the NBA.
But our most cherished institutions are being run by lunatics. Of course there are wonderful people throughout the land - but they are truly the silent majority.
She should convert to Islam.
She would be untouchable.
LOL implement Sharia in the coliseum.
Cheerleader chicks in hijabs.....
If only Sterling had a gay son.