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Judge Rules Against Donald Sterling, Clearing Way for Clippers Sale

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by joseephuss, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. 65fastback2plus2

    65fastback2plus2 Well-Known Member

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    Correct.

    People too often want to make what they personally dont like, illegal. And then, punish people for such.

    It might be stupid. It might be ignorant. It might make you feel awkward. But that doesnt make it illegal and doesnt require punishment.

    Most of us have grown up, myself included, in a society in America where property rights have been so severely devalued.

    I cant choose to list my home and not sell it to a white married couple because I dont like white married couples. I am FORCED, by "law", to sell it to people I dont want to. Its ridiculous. But we're all conditioned to it and fall for it.
  2. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    actually he was forced to sell because he VOLUNTARILY signed into the NBA ownership agreement which he VIOLATED on a LOT of occasions long before this. FACT IS he should have been tossed years ago for all the garbage he did.
  3. 65fastback2plus2

    65fastback2plus2 Well-Known Member

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    this could be plausible...but Ive never seen the agreement he signed.

    I am only working from the facts I know and excluding that which I do not.
  4. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    Which is clearly a lot. Do you really not think every sports league has provisions incase some owner goes bat **** crazy? Sports are entertainment, and make money based on how much people like them and are willing to spend money on them, or on sponsors that support them. How much damage could be done to a league if an owner decided he wants to name his arena after Adolf Hitler and place swastikas all over the arena? You are either truly naïve or are choosing to keep your head in the sand if you don't think every league has some sort of provision to get rid of an owner who they believe is hurting the league.
  5. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    Are you serious saying it should be perfectly acceptable for a white person to not sell a home to a black person, because they want the neighborhood to remain all white?
  6. 65fastback2plus2

    65fastback2plus2 Well-Known Member

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    you're mixing up stuff...donald sterling is a fine nba owner. donald sterling the nba owner isnt the donald sterling in his house with the doors locked....nor is the same donald sterling that is running a wealthy real estate business.

    this is no different than i dont believe someone who posts something on fb on their own time should be fired from their job. i represent my company on the clock...when im off it, i only represent myself.

    mixing them altogether, is where people go wrong. and that doesnt even touch the fact that the recordings everyone is tripping over are illegal by CA state law to begin with. If it were evidence in a murder, it would be considered compromised and thrown out.
  7. 65fastback2plus2

    65fastback2plus2 Well-Known Member

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    obviously not what I said. I DID say that someone should be allowed to do with their property as they please. Now, in your scenario, if they own the entire neighborhood and sell it and want to do that, then sure. its their stuff to sell or not sell and sell or not sell however they want.
  8. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    I really don't see a difference between what I accused you of saying, versus, your explanation of how I was mistaken. Just to make it clear, it seems very obvious you think the at least certain aspects of the fair housing act are unfair.
  9. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    Again, you seem to be very naïve. With a sports league, image is everything. If the image suffers, it means fewer sponsors or possibly fewer fans to support you. If an owner were to come out and say, you know, maybe that Osama Bin Laden guy was on to something, sponsors would run so far away from the NBA, and the other owners would be fools to not remove him. And if you think there is no legal provision, in the CBA of every league, then you must think they come up with this stuff over lunch.

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