## Would Even the LAKER Stoop This Low?

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### Would Even the LAKER Stoop This Low?

Lower than paying a rapist mil[Get on with it!--Ed.]

Right, for those who are not bless'd with having been spawn or spat into Obama's America, the LA Clippers are a unique team. They play in the same facility as the Lakers.

They have won nothing. They have been a perfect example of a team the ownership has been happy to just make enough money with a "fuck 'm" attitude to fans. I am unaware of any similar situation where one has such an example of a premier team and "red-headed step-child" in the same sport and city. The Mets have their own stadium--and have won a World Series--fuck you!

The Jets share with the fuck you Giants and did, once, win a Super Bowl. They have made the playoffs often fuck you.

Both the Black White Sox and Cubs had long periods of doom--the "doom" continues for the Cubs--but both teams have made it to playoffs, have devoted fans--whom hate one another.

The Clippers? Why would someone be a Clippers fan? "Because you hate ball-hogging rapists!" Sure . . . but then you have not seen the Clippers play.

The NBA is structured so that the worse teams get the top picks in the draft. The NBA is one sport where "one player" can dominate. This is why teams go in such extreme cycles--see Lebron in Cleveland. Where is Cleveland now? Where was it before? The Thing prequel even made fun of the Cavs. Yet, despite this yearly largess, the Clippers have had one winning season in the last ten years.

Heck, Celtics fans still laugh about sending a Then-Malcontent to the "nunnery" of the Clippers to get broken and lame . . . and stoned . . . Bill Walton who then won the Sixth Man Award.

But now the Clippers are winning games. They have a few good players--more than one. People are starting to take them seriously . . . no, actually, they are not but they have stopped guffawing and other teams have stopped marking their calender's with "Night Off" when they play them.

So, if you are the Clippers, and you have a devoted fan . . . a fan who makes Red Sox Pink Hats and MFY Fans blush at "exuberance" . . . what do you do?

You publicly humiliate him, of course:
Up until this season, fans of the Los Angeles Clippers have had little to root, what with the decades of losing, an owner who paid the largest out-of-court housing discrimination settlement ever (plus a whole lot of other incidents), and a general sense that the team only cared about making money. For 15 years, though, one man has devoted himself to the franchise with a passion that far outstrips his return on investment.

Clipper Darrell, who wears a ridiculously awesome (or awesomely ridiculous) blue-and-red suit and once organized a fan demonstration to woo LeBron James to Staples Center, is quite possibly the loudest and most passionate superfan in the NBA. This year, with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin leading the team to legitimate championship contention, he's finally seeing results on the court.

Most teams, given this situation, would celebrate their good fortune with their biggest fans, and possibly even reward them for years of loyalty. However, the Clippers operate by different rules. And so, in a move that makes very little sense to any observers, they've asked Clipper Darrell to drop the team association from his name and stop doing interviews related to the franchise.

would even the Jets treat "Fireman Ed" with such disrespect? The Indians That-Guy-with-the-Drum?

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I read that article and was appalled, and the guy is still a devoted fan. Even though the team has even released statements that basically paint this guy as only slightly better than a child rapist and during last season sold his seat to someone else. The Clippers are duches.
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Man, why would anyone root for the Clippers if the owner treats their best fan like that?
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Anaxagoras wrote:Man, why would anyone root for the Clippers if the owner treats their best fan like that?
And as far as I know, he is not an asshole or something like that. If he was a whack-job--other than being a fan of the Clippers--I could understand. But they clearly encouraged the guy. Let him on the court. Now they want a higher quality fan? Feh!

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Donald Sterling is a scumbag. In the decades past he never spent any money on the team. His advertising consisted of "Hey, we play at the same place as the Lakers do. We already get a cut out of all the luxury suites, anything else is just gravy. So fuck you fans." Not sure what happened in the past 5 years, but all of a sudden he cares and actually wants a winning team. They are a good coach and some role-player pieces away from a championship team.

Clipper Darrell is a great and wacky dude. The company I work for owns a luxury suite at Staples Center so I get to go to all the sporting events there. I've been to many, may Clippers games over the past 5 years. Darrell is always there, always loud (his voice can be heard in the whole arena, it's pretty amazing). He's been on local radio and TV stations for the past 10 years or so. His strategy of "branding" himself is nothing new. Especially since Clippers have not been doing anything with their brand until this year.

And that's where I think the problem comes in. Now that they have some semblance of a marketing department/person in their front office, they don't want anyone to dilute the brand. Unfortunately the brand's message to the fans has been nothing but "Fuck you pay me." I'm certain this public action against their most die hard fan does nothing to dispel that notion.
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The only reason I'm even remotely interested in the Clippers is Blake Griffin, a born and bred Okie. I don't really pay attention to the rest of the team. Thunder up.
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The Clippers are finally having a good year. In a first for the team, they have clinched their division, while it's not clear whether the Lakers will even make the playoffs this year.

Judging from his blog it seems that Clipper Darrell is still a fan.

http://clipperdarrell.com/

http://espn.go.com/nba/standings

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/08/sport ... .html?_r=0
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Fun:

http://www.tmz.com/2014/04/26/donald-st ... z300zMYFpL

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I am also "speechless" over the malignancy of this.

Well, guess I cannot root for the Clippers.

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If Marge Schott could be drummed out of baseball for saying racist things I don't see why this fuckhead can't be drummed out of basketball.
He was never even a good owner as far as trying to put together a competitive team anyway. I guess in recent years they finally became good enough to make the playoffs, but for the first three decades under his ownership they never were. He just wanted to pay his players the league minimum and take his share of the collective profits. Trying to win was never a goal of his.
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From what I was able to determine he has a history of discrimination--from his real estate, such as law suits galore over not renting to minorities, et cetera--so this is not a surprise. The stupidity is shocking, of course. However, I am hearing calls for a year's suspension and forced selling of the team.

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http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-m ... z303MEfDvZ
The Los Angeles chapter of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People had been scheduled to give Sterling the group's lifetime achievement award at its May 15 banquet.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-m ... z303Mi5f4V
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This is like a very, very bad joke.

Apparently his wife is suing his girlfriend and Sterling is claiming . . . that these are taken out of context and do not reflect his true feelings. As one black Sports Dude put it, at least Marge Schott was open about her racism to the point of displaying her Nazi memorabilia to the press.

This Cunt merits the:

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Epic Face Palm

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Apparently Bette Midler tweeted that Sterling should be stripped of his championship rings: "All zero of them." :)

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corplinx wrote:http://time.com/79590/donald-sterling-k ... ar-racism/

Kareem shames everyone.
Not really, he rushes in without facts like all those he criticizes.

For one, this conversation was taped with the knowledge of both parties, so there was nothing illegal in that record.
The other is that the previous lawsuits against him were settled, so while it was suspected Donald Sterling was a bigoted piece of shit there was no smoking gun like we have now.

I will agree that lynching Sterling in public before the tape is authenticated is not the healthiest thing for our society, but considering the lack of denial and outrage from Sterling's camp we can assume it's more real than not.
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The new commissioner hit a grand slam with his first at bat.

Buh-bye Cunt.

Not that anyone expects the owners to NOT go along with the force sale of the franchise, but whether or not they do does not alter the power of the commissioner to levy the life-time ban.

Good on you, Commish, and up yours David Stern who took more interest in protecting corrupt officiating.

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I kept wondering how a guy like this gets awards from the NAACP.
(Newser) – The NAACP president who planned to honor Clippers owner Donald Sterling with a lifetime achievement award—and said the organization could forgive his racist remarks—has decided to step down. "The legacy, history and reputation of the NAACP is more important to me than the presidency," Leon Jenkins said in a statement explaining his resignation as president of the Los Angeles chapter. The chapter, which plans to return $45,000 it received in donations for Sterling, honored him with a similar award in 2009, USA Today notes. The national NAACP says it is now "developing guidelines for its branches to help them in their award selection process." http://www.newser.com/story/186252/naac ... honor.html They sell their awards. 'Cept now they have guidelines. Doctor X Posts: 77608 Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:09 pm Title: Collective Messiah Location: Your Mom ### Re: Would Even the LAKER Stoop This Low? The Stephen A. Smith rant on this: "How do you get two 'life-time achievement awards?!'" is hilarious and apt. In it he "takes my people to task" on this very issue since the racism of Sterling was not exactly a well-kept secret in the business community. The sad truth of this is an organization like . . . well . . . The NAACP should have been on the forefront of this years ago. I liked his response to a Boston Sports Dudes' "Are you going to get blow-back from this?" Smith: Yes. And when I care I will give you a call. :) --J.D. Harikrish BANNED Posts: 1505 Joined: Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:25 pm ### Re: Would Even the LAKER Stoop This Low? Doctor X wrote:The new commissioner hit a grand slam with his first at bat. Buh-bye Cunt. Not that anyone expects the owners to NOT go along with the force sale of the franchise, but whether or not they do does not alter the power of the commissioner to levy the life-time ban. Good on you, Commish, and up yours David Stern who took more interest in protecting corrupt officiating. --J.D. You got to be kidding. The sport is basketball not baseball, no bats involved You blind fuck. Doctor X Posts: 77608 Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:09 pm Title: Collective Messiah Location: Your Mom ### Re: Would Even the LAKER Stoop This Low? I am sure a Cunt such as My Bitch justine admires a Cunt like Sterling. At least, that is what I can make out from the whimpering from the Cornfield. --J.D. Anaxagoras Posts: 30030 Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:45 am Location: Yokohama/Tokyo, Japan ### Re: Would Even the LAKER Stoop This Low? Rob Lister wrote:I kept wondering how a guy like this gets awards from the NAACP. (Newser) – The NAACP president who planned to honor Clippers owner Donald Sterling with a lifetime achievement award—and said the organization could forgive his racist remarks—has decided to step down. "The legacy, history and reputation of the NAACP is more important to me than the presidency," Leon Jenkins said in a statement explaining his resignation as president of the Los Angeles chapter. The chapter, which plans to return$45,000 it received in donations for Sterling, honored him with a similar award in 2009, USA Today notes. The national NAACP says it is now "developing guidelines for its branches to help them in their award selection process."
http://www.newser.com/story/186252/naac ... honor.html

They sell their awards. 'Cept now they have guidelines.
Doctor X wrote:The Stephen A. Smith rant on this: "How do you get two 'life-time achievement awards?!'" is hilarious and apt. In it he "takes my people to task" on this very issue since the racism of Sterling was not exactly a well-kept secret in the business community. The sad truth of this is an organization like . . . well . . . The NAACP should have been on the forefront of this years ago.

I liked his response to a Boston Sports Dudes' "Are you going to get blow-back from this?"

Smith: Yes. And when I care I will give you a call.

:)

--J.D.
About Leon Jenkins (the guy who resigned over this):
http://www.buzzfeed.com/kenbensinger/th ... ith-awards
The organization is run by Jenkins, a former Michigan state judge who was defrocked for taking bribes from the bench and bringing “grave dishonor” upon the judiciary. Jenkins was also barred from practicing law in Michigan and California. Just this month, California rebuffed his appeal to return to practicing law.
As to why Sterling made these donations, he would regularly buy ads in local newspapers touting these awards:
http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/2014-04 ... 0473-6.jpg

So he also spent money advertising his "philanthropy" such as it is.

Judging by the character of those involved, it is quite obviously a racket.
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I am reminded of a scene from In the Heat of the Night where Detective Tibbs visits a plantation/industry owner. Prior to this scene most men treat Tibbs as shit. The famous "You will call me 'Mr. Tibbs.'" line comes from white policemen calling him "boy" until they realize he is actually important.

Unlike them, the plantation owner-man is all respectable, calling him "Mr. Tibbs" and offering him lemonade. True "Southern Gentleman"--with black maid, of course--until Tibbs asks him a question he does not like.

He slaps Tibbs who responds by slapping him back.

He demands of the Sheriff that he take action on a black man slapping him.

Sterling is this man. All willing to pretend to be progressive if it gets him something, but black people and other minorities are just slaves to him. People who "work for him," commodities. The man in the movie acts all nice because he has to and expect the black man to tip his cap, and scurry away all grateful a white man was so nice to him.

How dare . . . how DARE! . . . a black man treat him for the condescending elitist racist piece of shit he is! It is clear from the scene, that absent the need to appear all gentlemanly, the guy would be happy to just have the black detective taken out-back, beaten, then lynched.

It seems the Piece of Shit Former Owner is now whining about how he wished he had "paid off" his gold digger.

Yeah.

That is the issue.

Sure.

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As for the other issue, I am reminded of a discussion I have previously pontificated upon. A few years ago, the ESPN "30 for 30" group did a special on the "Fab-5"--five players in an NCAA basketball team that was going to go and win everything . . . but did not. They lost to Duke--an actual university with pretense to academics. The "issue" was that one of the players, in an interview back during the time, referred to the Duke players as "Uncle Toms." For, you know, attending white universities, learning, and all of that.

And hell broke loose.

I will spare the whole crapolla, but a Sports Station I listen to had a number of black players such as Troy Brown on. I must agree, I thought "The Insult" was the "N-Word."

No.

As a few noted with hushed tones, if you are black, and you want to insult another black man, you do not call him "N[CENSORED--Ed.]r" or similar slurs, you call him an "Uncle Tom."

He is an "Uncle Tom."

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Doctor X wrote:I am sure a Cunt such as My Bitch justine admires a Cunt like Sterling.

At least, that is what I can make out from the whimpering from the Cornfield.

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Doctor X wrote:Lower than paying a rapist mil[Get on with it!--Ed.]

Right, for those who are not bless'd with having been spawn or spat into Obama's America, the LA Clippers are a unique team. They play in the same facility as the Lakers.

They have won nothing. They have been a perfect example of a team the ownership has been happy to just make enough money with a "fuck 'm" attitude to fans. I am unaware of any similar situation where one has such an example of a premier team and "red-headed step-child" in the same sport and city. The Mets have their own stadium--and have won a World Series--fuck you!

The Jets share with the fuck you Giants and did, once, win a Super Bowl. They have made the playoffs often fuck you.

Both the Black White Sox and Cubs had long periods of doom--the "doom" continues for the Cubs--but both teams have made it to playoffs, have devoted fans--whom hate one another.

The Clippers? Why would someone be a Clippers fan? "Because you hate ball-hogging rapists!" Sure . . . but then you have not seen the Clippers play.

The NBA is structured so that the worse teams get the top picks in the draft. The NBA is one sport where "one player" can dominate. This is why teams go in such extreme cycles--see Lebron in Cleveland. Where is Cleveland now? Where was it before? The Thing prequel even made fun of the Cavs. Yet, despite this yearly largess, the Clippers have had one winning season in the last ten years.

Heck, Celtics fans still laugh about sending a Then-Malcontent to the "nunnery" of the Clippers to get broken and lame . . . and stoned . . . Bill Walton who then won the Sixth Man Award.

But now the Clippers are winning games. They have a few good players--more than one. People are starting to take them seriously . . . no, actually, they are not but they have stopped guffawing and other teams have stopped marking their calender's with "Night Off" when they play them.

So, if you are the Clippers, and you have a devoted fan . . . a fan who makes Red Sox Pink Hats and MFY Fans blush at "exuberance" . . . what do you do?

You publicly humiliate him, of course:
Up until this season, fans of the Los Angeles Clippers have had little to root, what with the decades of losing, an owner who paid the largest out-of-court housing discrimination settlement ever (plus a whole lot of other incidents), and a general sense that the team only cared about making money. For 15 years, though, one man has devoted himself to the franchise with a passion that far outstrips his return on investment.

Clipper Darrell, who wears a ridiculously awesome (or awesomely ridiculous) blue-and-red suit and once organized a fan demonstration to woo LeBron James to Staples Center, is quite possibly the loudest and most passionate superfan in the NBA. This year, with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin leading the team to legitimate championship contention, he's finally seeing results on the court.

Most teams, given this situation, would celebrate their good fortune with their biggest fans, and possibly even reward them for years of loyalty. However, the Clippers operate by different rules. And so, in a move that makes very little sense to any observers, they've asked Clipper Darrell to drop the team association from his name and stop doing interviews related to the franchise.

would even the Jets treat "Fireman Ed" with such disrespect? The Indians That-Guy-with-the-Drum?

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Racist Cunt justine loses.

I win.

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Doctor X wrote:Racist Cunt justine loses.

I win.

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Racist Cunt justine loses.

I win.

But I always do.

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"Sir, the question was, is this your handwriting?"
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To quote Steven Wright, "If it were a movie it would be a bad movie 'cause nobody would believe it."

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Meanwhile, Donald Cuntling is "apologizing" and stating that this is his first mistake in 35 years.

Fuck you.

His wife--who claims The Donald is "demented"--says she will fight the ouster of her soon-to-be-divorced husband. However, the constitution of the league states that if 3/4ths of the owners vote to kick out a majority owner--all other owners go as well. So, according to the NBA rules, which the fucktard agreed to, if the Fucktard goes . . . all minority owners go as well . . . and that includes all minority owners such as the wife.

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3/4ths of the owners of all teams or that team?
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Three-fourths of the majority owners. Minority owners do not get a vote.

By becoming an owner, minority or majority, you agree to this.

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Doctor X wrote:Three-fourths of the majority owners. Minority owners do not get a vote.

By becoming an owner, minority or majority, you agree to this.

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:?:

Wait, what?

Sorry for the density.

So teams A, B, C, D each have a single majority owner and many minority owners.

Majority owner of A, B and C vote D out, meaning every owner of D must sell?
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Yup.

According to the agreements they all agree to to have any ownership of a franchise. This is how the former Dictator Commissioner David Stern was able to slather about fines and threats without an owner hauling his ass into court claiming "freedom of speech": they agreed to give him that power. The NBA has made this clear: according to the rules, his wife has no saying whatsoever.

Now . . . can/will this be challenged in court? Of course it will. However, other than try to drag this out, I do not expect the NBA to fail on this.

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Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will be the next owner for $2 billion. Sterling paid$12.5 million for the team in 1981. Even adjusting for inflation, a pretty nifty profit.

So, a 59-fold ROI from the sale alone. Plus whatever profits he pocketed over the decades.
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Yeah. Now I believe--I have not listened to the full reports because tHE GAMe is ON!!1!!! and I actually had "things to do"--"'lemmatic reconfiguration?' The fuck?"--this was through the wife. As of yesterdays, the Cunt claimed he was going to fight this. Some Sports Lawyers Dudes discussed the likelihood he had a case and basically came down to "in theory . . . yes . . . in reality . . . no!" but that it could take years to decide.

So I do not know if he has rescinded his opposition.

*Looks*

Unfortunately cannot watch video, but on ESPN it states--from the above Steven A. Smith--that Balmer signed a deal "with the family." So perhaps that will do it.

"Sports Lawyer Dudes" trying to "make a case" for the Cunt noted he could try to argue that he was unfairly treated in that, say, other owners were merely fined. However, even they conceded that he signed the contract that gave the league the power and an owner badmouthing officials is HARDLY comparable to what this idiot did. His comments directly threatened the league. It became clear that players considered boycotting the playoffs--and not just players for the Clippers. I am sure they would all be happy to testify in a civil case in support of the defense that Sterling harmed the league and would harm the league in a material fashion. Hell, I would not be surprised if next year, if this was still going on, if ALL of the team players would have a temporary boycott to demonstrate this of the first few games.

Reality probably set in.

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I think his "opposition" may have only been for bargaining leverage.

I mean, even if your only goal is to get the highest price possible, it makes sense to feign reluctance.
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Also, if the Sterlings were still owners next season, the fans might boycott.
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Indeed.

ESPN is reporting on the crawl that this is a binding agreement between the "Sterling Family Trust"--whatever the hell that is--and the new owner. It also claims that this is going straight to the NBA for approval. It further claims that Sterling has no say in this. I can only gather that Sterling set it up that way which is curious given his screaming yesterday. Perhaps he wished to drive up the price further? His capital gains taxes will be . . . a lot.

Meanwhile, Sterling passes Obama in a recent poll as "The Most Hated Man in America."

--J.D.

P.S. Well apparently there is a Sterling Family Trust which included Shelly and which has stipulations regarding the competence of members. Donald has been declared incompetent which means he does not have a say in the decision of the trust. Shelly actually becomes the sole trustee and does not need his input to sell the team.

No idea on how valid that is. For example, if Sterling has a dementia, well . . . there you go. Being "frontal lobe released"--such as having impaired judgement and spewing forth racist opinion--is a part of dementia certainly. I would say we may have to retract some of our condemnation, but Sterling has had a decades-long history of racist. Dementia only removed the filter.

That assumes he has such a condition. If he does not I suppose he could challenge the decision of the trust . . . so . . . moar lawyers!111! :hyper:

However, as Stephen A Smith noted, this is an interesting situation for the owners. If this is all approved before Tuesday, then the owners do not have to vote. Even if it is a secret ballot, the report of a non-unanimous vote to remove Sterling will be enough to piss-off players. They will want to know who did not vote to dump him.