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Shelly Sterling Accuses NBA of Sexism in Clippers Ownership Fight
LA Times ^ | May 13, 2014 | Joshua Serna

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 NBC’s 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.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: nba; sexism; sterling
Oooh. Sexism. Is that a capital crime? The liberal elite really has had to scrape the bottom of the barrel for a new social rallying cry in which to heap 'white guilt' on in conjuring up some new prejudicial premise for her husband's sacrificial penalty for crimes against humanity. Well, 'sexism' is a variation on misogyny that doesn't seem to carry the same legal gravity that they're hoping 'sexism' does. The NBA is cowering in fear, the new ultimate social crime, "sexism", unsheathed by the finest legal team in an attempt to save an NBA team from being a modern day '40 acres and a mule'.
1 posted on 05/13/2014 12:00:34 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

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?


2 posted on 05/13/2014 12:02:53 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: lbryce

“Oooh. Sexism. Is that a capital crime? ...”

Absolutely.

Good to see the elite hoisted on their own petard.


3 posted on 05/13/2014 12:03:40 PM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: lbryce

We are approaching PC OD.


4 posted on 05/13/2014 12:04:33 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: lbryce

What a lunatic country.


5 posted on 05/13/2014 12:04:46 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: lbryce

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.


6 posted on 05/13/2014 12:05:12 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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7 posted on 05/13/2014 12:05:29 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: lbryce

this is really gonna get ugly.

it will be like two dogs fighting over a bone.


8 posted on 05/13/2014 12:05:33 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: kearnyirish2

9 posted on 05/13/2014 12:06:53 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: lbryce

I like it - well played.

With everyone throwing around stupid slogans and ridiculous charges, the whole thing turns into a farce, and Shelly wins.


10 posted on 05/13/2014 12:07:18 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: lbryce

The Sterlings’ only hope is for Donald to come out as being Gay, and for Shelly to come out as Transgendered.


11 posted on 05/13/2014 12:07:23 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: lbryce
Sexism

Racism

Homocism

Schism-ism

Spirit of Anti-Christ-ism

12 posted on 05/13/2014 12:11:13 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: miss marmelstein

“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.


13 posted on 05/13/2014 12:11:49 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: kingattax

It reminds me more of midget wrestling.


14 posted on 05/13/2014 12:12:13 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: lbryce
Shelly Sterling defended her right to hold onto her stake in the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday, telling NBC’s Savannah Guthrie it's sexist for the NBA to punish her for the actions of her husband,

No, punishing her husband is Shelly's divorce attorney's job.

15 posted on 05/13/2014 12:12:19 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: lbryce

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


16 posted on 05/13/2014 12:12:28 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: miss marmelstein

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.


17 posted on 05/13/2014 12:12:50 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL-GALT-DELETE])
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To: lbryce

I think might me “Ismophobic”.


18 posted on 05/13/2014 12:13:26 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: WayneS

Sorry.

I think I might be “Ismophobic”.


19 posted on 05/13/2014 12:14:23 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: lbryce

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.


20 posted on 05/13/2014 12:16:03 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: lbryce

Liberals arguing:

“You’re RACIST!!!”
“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...


21 posted on 05/13/2014 12:17:06 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: lbryce

I think this shows they need to ban the NBA from the NBA.


22 posted on 05/13/2014 12:21:54 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: lbryce

The North American Victimization Invitational!

Yeah, that’ll work.


23 posted on 05/13/2014 12:27:32 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: lbryce

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.


24 posted on 05/13/2014 12:33:26 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: brownsfan

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.


25 posted on 05/13/2014 12:35:58 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: lbryce

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!’.


26 posted on 05/13/2014 12:47:43 PM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: lbryce

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.


27 posted on 05/13/2014 12:51:10 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: lbryce

This is just age discrimination. They are just trying to toss an old guy out and replace him with someone younger.


28 posted on 05/13/2014 12:53:53 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: lbryce
Oh, my. Which groups will the libs offend???

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?

29 posted on 05/13/2014 12:56:40 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Dilbert San Diego

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.


30 posted on 05/13/2014 1:03:15 PM PDT by Phillyred
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To: Rennes Templar

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.


31 posted on 05/13/2014 1:03:28 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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She should convert to Islam.

She would be untouchable.


32 posted on 05/13/2014 1:33:50 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: AlmaKing

LOL implement Sharia in the coliseum.
Cheerleader chicks in hijabs.....


33 posted on 05/13/2014 1:35:34 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: lbryce

If only Sterling had a gay son.


34 posted on 05/13/2014 1:36:46 PM PDT by dfwgator
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