Skip to comments.Reports: Donald Sterling refuses to pay fine
Posted on 05/16/2014 2:23:22 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has sent a letter to the National Basketball Association telling the league he won't pay his $2.5 million fine and rejecting his lifetime ban, according to multiple media reports.
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Thus we see the results of Adam Silver's pathetic "investigation" that lasted less than four days and was based on mob rule and media hype.
I wouldn’t pay the damn fine either. Someone in this country has to put their foot down about all this race baiting.
Every sports league fine of has an appeals process.
You are having the wool pulled over your eyes. Adam Silver and David Stern are cronies of Sterling. Silver came out and did what he had to do to save the NBA, but that doesn’t mean he wants to follow through with it. The NBA would be better off if it got rid of Silver, Stern, and Sterling.
Face it, the NBA would crumble without the support of all fans. If we don’t like their politics, don’t go to the games or buy their merchandise. Which NBA star will be fired, pilloried or flogged for uttering a racial slur irrespective of its many nuanced forms?
The maximum fine under league rules for what happened is $1M , not $2.5 ,,, the 2.5 is for an act ,, it’s $1m max for verbal. This will not end well for the league.
And here we have Sterling whimpering, sniveling, begging and making a spectacle of himself on national T V just like Paula Deen- for something he said in private! Gawd! How pathetic.
well, the NBA Normal Baiting Attitude to cover up for racial inequality (read wealth redistribution) will have its day in court. Does anyone really believe that Sterling will have to pay the 2.5 million fine and sell the Clippers. Come now lets get real, the Chief race Baiter in Washington DC is making a killing on racial inequality where is his fine and why is he not booted out of office.
The act was the damage his comments caused to the league through cancelled sponsorships and relations with the players. That's where the $2.5 mil comes from.
This will not end well for the league.
I don't know if the league will manage to strip him from ownership, but the ban and the fine will stay.
I think the path to ending Sterling’s ownership will require the owners to vote to end the Clippers franchise. Clippers no more. One less team in the league.
How awkward would that vote be? Looking around the room wondering who’s billion dollar asset will vanish next.
I doubt they go down that path. I think Sterling will sell the team to someone or something he owns and he will just fade to the back of the room.
You’re overthinking this ,, an act is an act and words are words ... the max fine for words is $1m if you don’t believe me then read the NBA Constitution and bylaws , it’s available at http://mediacentral.nba.com/media/mediacentral/NBA-Constitution-and-By-Laws.pdf
Lebronn threatened that he was going to lead boycott playing any games. Why not start now?
Donald Sterling will win more money than Al Davis did the NFL.
Because Lebron is following the money, as well.
pass the popcorn willya?
I think it was Mark Cuban that foreshadowed what’s likely coming down the pike.
Say an owner supports a Christian charity or a Republican candidate and the NBA takes umbrage—That owner can expect to be pilloried and be stripped of his team, using the Sterling affair as a model.
I don’t care one whit about the NBA, but I do care that a man’s comments, made in private, are being used to rob him of his property. This should concern everyone.
It’s not a crime, at least not yet, to be an idiot and a boor. I say fight on Mr. Sterling.
The NBA is a racist organization seeking a means of pointing the finger away from themselves. Sterling gave them the opportunity to do exactly this.