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  • #16
    Originally posted by WaiverWire View Post
    At least the actions of some are taking effect. Seems some of his sponsors have cancelled all dealings with him.
    And sadly, this is the only way the NBA does something substantial. It's all fair in love and war until you rip a dollar bill out of the clutches of some of these owners, then they'll sell you out with no second thoughts.

    Not to mention Adam Silver having to clean up David Stern's mess of neglect.

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    • #17
      The NBA has spoken!

      $2,500,000 fine, a lifetime ban and the league is going to try and make him sell the team.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by WaiverWire View Post
        The NBA has spoken!

        $2,500,000 fine, a lifetime ban and the league is going to try and make him sell the team.
        It goes to a vote of the board of governors to force the sale of the team. Which of those guys wants to vote no and risk having results of the vote leak out?

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        • #19
          Granted, I haven't read much about this incident, but I'm confused about motivation here. If girlie was trying to blackmail him...she did it wrong.

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          • #20
            Is it technically legal to fine and ban someone for a private conversation in that person's home? I get what he said was wrong and all but it's not like he made these comments during an interview out in the public. He made his comments in his own home in a "private" phone call.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Derek28 View Post
              Is it technically legal to fine and ban someone for a private conversation in that person's home? I get what he said was wrong and all but it's not like he made these comments during an interview out in the public. He made his comments in his own home in a "private" phone call.
              Depends on the laws in California. In Florida it is illegal to tape a phone call without permission or a court order.

              I have only heard a few seconds of the call. I heard that it was an hour long. Does anyone have a link to the full conversation?

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Derek28 View Post
                Is it technically legal to fine and ban someone for a private conversation in that person's home? I get what he said was wrong and all but it's not like he made these comments during an interview out in the public. He made his comments in his own home in a "private" phone call.
                California's rule on tapping conversations is 2-party consent (or more I guess if more people are present in the conversation). Supposedly this was covered b/c she said Sterling asked him to record his conversations so he could remember what he was saying

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                • #23
                  What I really don't understand is why the LA chapter of the NAACP was set to award Sterling with a "Lifetime Achievement Award". What a crock of shit that he was even considered much less set to be awarded

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                  • #24
                    That's a phone call? Doesn't sound like one at all.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Sotnos View Post
                      Granted, I haven't read much about this incident, but I'm confused about motivation here. If girlie was trying to blackmail him...she did it wrong.
                      She extorted 3 million already, and I'm pretty sure the wife is going after that. Probably realized she wasn't going to get any more $$$ and took him down. Doesn't surprise me to see someone do something so petty
                      If no government system will guarantee a utopia, then our best choice is to look for the least exploitive one

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by RSchmitz View Post
                        She extorted 3 million already, and I'm pretty sure the wife is going after that. Probably realized she wasn't going to get any more $$$ and took him down. Doesn't surprise me to see someone do something so petty
                        Didn't know she had gotten some money already (like I said, haven't read much about this).

                        I don't know about petty. It doesn't say a whole lot for her that she would put up with someone who apparently viewed her as inferior, but I can't say I mind seeing a giant idiot such as that guy being brought low.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Sotnos View Post
                          Didn't know she had gotten some money already (like I said, haven't read much about this).

                          I don't know about petty. It doesn't say a whole lot for her that she would put up with someone who apparently viewed her as inferior, but I can't say I mind seeing a giant idiot such as that guy being brought low.
                          Petty as in it was out or revenge/gain personal satisfaction by downing somebody else. Personally, I just don't like the hypocrisy and mob mentality, nor do I believe that people should be punished for their views as long as they keep them private nor act on them in a business environment.

                          I shed no tears for the bigot, but in the big picture, its setting bad precedents.
                          If no government system will guarantee a utopia, then our best choice is to look for the least exploitive one

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                          • #28
                            According to the Georgia Insurance Commissioner, Ralph Hudgens, 220,000 Georgians signed up for healthcare. He is reporting that his office asked the 5 insurance companies of that state for the numbers that have paid because the Federal Gov would not give him those figures. As of tonight that number is only 108,000, or less than half have paid and are now covered.

                            Other states are attempting to get their numbers and so far Illinois and Nevada are seeing the same low numbers as Georgia.

                            The Commissioner stated that Georgia healthcare premiums should be much higher in for 2015.
                            Last edited by WaiverWire; 04-29-2014, 11:30 PM.

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                            • #29
                              So the fuck what? So what if half of the 7 million targeted sign ups haven't paid YET? That's still millions of people who are happy to have affordable health insurance. It's a damn good step in the right direction and away from the insane "we don't have an alternative" approach of your poor-hating Koch heads and their conservative flock of sheeple.

                              C'mon Waiver, what's your next talking point? I mean, surely they've fed one to you. Or do you bother to think about WHY your leaders have nothing but negativity to offer while covering their assets?
                              “Could I had posted cite a site?” — WWW dot Trump makes you dumb dot RU

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by RSchmitz View Post
                                Petty as in it was out or revenge/gain personal satisfaction by downing somebody else. Personally, I just don't like the hypocrisy and mob mentality, nor do I believe that people should be punished for their views as long as they keep them private nor act on them in a business environment.

                                I shed no tears for the bigot, but in the big picture, its setting bad precedents.
                                Thats how I feel. Eight years ago he did just as racist things that directly impacted and ruins people's lives, and no outrage at all. But then he says some words about a celebrity and people go nuts.

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