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Race row roils NBA
« on: April 26, 2014, 08:55:03 PM »

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Re: Race row roils NBA
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2014, 08:57:29 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2014, 09:01:01 PM »
I saw this earlier today.  Quite extraordinary.  The new NBA commish has a major PR issue on his hands.
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2014, 09:44:15 PM »
I is be hatin on White peoples cause they always be's talkin bout Black peoples like we is be being stupid an shit. We is be being the same as them is be being. GET USED TO IT!
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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2014, 10:04:13 PM »
http://www.tmz.com/2014/04/26/jesse-jackson-clippers-donald-sterling-audio-nba/


Jesse Jackson -- Calls for Symbolic Protest ... From Clippers Players
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4/26/2014 8:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Reverend Jesse Jackson is calling for Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and the rest of the Clippers to employ some kind of "symbolic expression" to protest the statements made by team owner Donald Sterling.

We just spoke with Jackson ... who tells us he's outraged by Sterling's racist comments -- and says it puts the players in an awkward situation, due to the fact they have a playoff game tomorrow.

Jackson says the league "must respond and respond quickly" -- and says the players should do something during the game to "show a sign of indignation."

Jackson pointed to the Miami Heat players -- who wore hoodies to show their outrage after the shooting of Trayvon Martin ... and says the Clippers should do something similar.

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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2014, 11:00:47 PM »
Oh my.  The thug league finds itself in a twist.

Couldn't happen to a better bunch of guys.

Meanwhile, me and mine are watching the National Hockey League Playoffs, where rapin', robbin', and boorish behavior are not the order of the day.
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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2014, 12:03:27 AM »
You want racism?

I'll show you racism. The white man beating the black man down.

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Black man gotta fight back

Show the plantation owner who da man is!

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Plantation owner happen to be black.

It happens.

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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2014, 08:48:56 AM »
http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/27/us/nba-team-owner-alleged-racist-remarks/

Obama responds to alleged racist comments by Clippers' Don Sterling
By Kevin Conlon and Shelby Lin Erdman, CNN
updated 7:01 AM EDT, Sun April 27, 2014

(CNN) -- The racism controversy embroiling Don Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, has reached half way around the world to Malaysia, where President Obama is on a diplomatic mission to Asia Pacific nations.

At a press conference with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak Sunday, Obama was asked about racist comments Sterling allegedly made about African-Americans.

"When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don't really have to do anything, you just let them talk. That's what happened here," the President said.

Obama also said Sterling's alleged comments are an example of how "the United States continues to wrestle with the legacy of race and slavery and segregation."

"That's still there, the vestiges of discrimination. We've made enormous strides, but you're going to continue to see this percolate up every so often," Obama said in Malaysia.

Sterling, who has owned the basketball franchise for nearly three decades, is now under investigation by the NBA over the alleged comments.

According to the website TMZ, Sterling made the alleged discriminatory remarks during a 10-minute argument he had with girlfriend V. Stiviano on April 9. TMZ posted a recording of the argument online Friday.

If authentic, the remarks seem to reflect Sterling's embarrassment and frustration with Stiviano over her associating with African-Americans at Clippers games and for posting such pictures on her Instagram account.

Clippers president Andy Roeser on Saturday questioned the recording and suggested a woman -- whom he doesn't mention by name -- was "getting even" with Sterling over a lawsuit.

According to a report from CNN affiliate KCAL/KCBS last month, Rochelle Sterling, the wife of Donald Sterling, filed a lawsuit last month and is seeking damages and property.


NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said that the league's investigation will seek to determine whether the tape is authentic and to figure out the context in which these "offensive and disturbing" comments were made.

But he cautioned that Sterling must be afforded due process, so he would not speculate on any possible punishment, if any -- but said that the investigation will move "extraordinarily quickly."

Speaking about the recording, Roeser said, "we do not know if it is legitimate or it has been altered. We do know that the woman on the tape -- who we believe released it to TMZ -- is the defendant in a lawsuit brought by the Sterling family alleging that she embezzled more than $1.8 million, who told Mr. Sterling that she would "get even."

TMZ has not said who made the recording or how the celebrity-centric website obtained it.

Attempts to reach Stiviano on Saturday were unsuccessful. She is part African-American, according to the recording.

The man alleged to be Sterling takes particular exception to a photo she posted to Instagram with NBA icon Earvin "Magic" Johnson.

"In your lousy f**ing Instagrams, you don't have to have yourself with -- walking with black people," the man says.

"If it's white people, it's OK?" she responds. "If it was Larry Bird, would it make a difference?"

Bird, the longtime Boston Celtics star, was Johnson's NBA rival.

"I've known [Magic] well and he should be admired .... I'm just saying that it's too bad you can't admire him privately," the man on the recording says. "Admire him, bring him here, feed him, f**k him, but don't put [Magic] on an Instagram for the world to have to see so they have to call me. And don't bring him to my games."

Johnson responded Saturday afternoon via his verified Twitter account.

"I feel sorry for my friends Coach Doc Rivers and Chris Paul that they have to work for a man that feels that way about African Americans" read a tweet from @MagicJohnson. "I will never go to a Clippers game again as long as Donald Sterling is the owner," read another.

"We also suggest that African Americans and Latinos should honor his (Sterling's) request and not attend the games," Alice Huffman, the President of the NAACP California State Conference said in a statement released Saturday.

It's the first suggestion of a boycott of the team after the racism allegations.

In a side bar, Sterling was expected to receive a lifetime achievement award at an event next month to mark the 100th anniversary of the Los Angeles NAACP.

"If these allegations are proven true, we are extremely disappointed in Mr. Sterling," Huffman said.

She urged the Los Angeles branch of the NAACP to withdraw Sterling's name from the honoree list for the anniversary celebration.

Roeser said Sterling is upset and apologizes for sentiments attributed to him about Earvin Johnson. "[Sterling] has long considered Magic a friend and has only the utmost respect and admiration for him -- both in terms of who he is and what he has achieved."

Sterling is "emphatic that what is reflected on that recording is not consistent with, nor does it reflect his views, beliefs or feelings," Roeser said.

"I don't know if I'm surprised or not," Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said at the team's practice Saturday, adding that he "obviously" didn't like the comments.

Rivers, who is in his first year coaching the team, told reporters that he didn't want the controversy to distract from the playoffs. He said he would be the sole person speaking on behalf of the team.

Miami Heat forward LeBron James was one of several players and former players weighing in on the controversy. James spoke to reporters before the playoff game against the Charlottle Bobcats Saturday night.

"If the reports are true, it's unacceptable. It's unacceptable in our league. It doesn't matter if you're white, black, Hispanic, whatever, all across the races. It's unacceptable and as a commissioner in our league, they have to make a stand, and they have to be very aggressive with it."

"Should this guy continue to be an owner?" asked Shaquille O'Neal, who also called the comments "repugnant."

"We cannot have an NBA owner discriminating against the league," said Charles Barkley. "We're a black league."

Both discussed the issue during the Atlanta Hawks-Indiana Pacers halftime program on TNT, which like CNN, is a division of Time Warner.

The players union's response will be led by NBA player-turned-mayor of Sacramento Kevin Johnson. "The reported comments made by Clippers owner Donald Sterling are reprehensible and unacceptable," he said in a statement.

Meantime, Sterling will be conspicuously missing from his usual courtside seats. He's agreed not to attend the Clippers palyoff game Sunday in Oakland against the Warriors.

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« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2014, 11:50:09 AM »
This is going to end up like Marge Schott...and the Cincinnati Reds.    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marge_Schott

An eight year-old $1,000 donation to a one man, one woman marriage group brings down a tech CEO.

Followed by a private conversation made public. 

I don't believe in coincidences.   The NSA collects all meta data....but they can convert it to audio if they decide to look at 'you' specifically.

This is all scripted, IMO.  They're trying to start a race war.

And I am tickled to death that these 'car-jackers in shorts' are pissed off.  If I were an owner, I'd let them leave....cancel all their contracts and recruit Indiana and Kansas players.   LOL!

Talk about the golden goose fable.......
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« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2014, 12:01:23 PM »
This is going to end up like Marge Schott...and the Cincinnati Reds.    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marge_Schott

An eight year-old $1,000 donation to a one man, one woman marriage group brings down a tech CEO.

Followed by a private conversation made public. 

I don't believe in coincidences.   The NSA collects all meta data....but they can convert it to audio if they decide to look at 'you' specifically.

This is all scripted, IMO.  They're trying to start a race war.

And I am tickled to death that these 'car-jackers in shorts' are pissed off.  If I were an owner, I'd let them leave....cancel all their contracts and recruit Indiana and Kansas players.   LOL!

Talk about the golden goose fable.......

OK...

Fine...

But let that all happen AFTER WE THREEPEAT.


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« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2014, 12:57:52 PM »
This is going to end up like Marge Schott...and the Cincinnati Reds.    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marge_Schott

An eight year-old $1,000 donation to a one man, one woman marriage group brings down a tech CEO.

Followed by a private conversation made public. 

I don't believe in coincidences.   The NSA collects all meta data....but they can convert it to audio if they decide to look at 'you' specifically.

This is all scripted, IMO.  They're trying to start a race war.

And I am tickled to death that these 'car-jackers in shorts' are pissed off.  If I were an owner, I'd let them leave....cancel all their contracts and recruit Indiana and Kansas players.   LOL!

Talk about the golden goose fable.......

You could be spot on correct, nothing would surprise me at this point in time.

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« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2014, 03:36:02 PM »
You could be spot on correct, nothing would surprise me at this point in time.

It was well known in the owner's circle-of-influence that he holds a "last century" POV regarding Black Americans.

If every phone call or email or picture saved on the internet has been tracked, and you could be used to manipulate the headlines....destroying lives and creating mayhem....well, you all get what I'm saying. 
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« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2014, 08:55:12 PM »
Hmm.

Donald Sterling (real name: Donald Tokowitz; he's Jewish, which adds an interesting wrinkle to all of it, at least to me) is the longest tenured owner in the NBA. He bought the Clippers in the early 1980s and brought the team to LA (it was previously the Buffalo Braves, then briefly the San Diego Clippers under Irv Levin). Magic Johnson is well-known for his business exploits. Plus, there is a movement to find a team to move to Seattle (they tried to buy the Sacramento Kings but the NBA said no way) and revive the old Supersonics.

It would not be the least bit surprising that the NBA (arguably the most corrupt of all the major leagues) is using this fiasco to orchestrate Sterling's ouster from the league, get them out of the Lakers' market and put the team up for sale.

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« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2014, 08:26:41 AM »
Obama weighs in before all the facts are known, just like the Gates incident, Trayvon Martin and every other racial incident in the past five years.
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« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2014, 09:02:41 AM »
"It aint what you don't know that kills you.  It's what you know that aint so!" ...Theodore Sturgeon

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« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2014, 11:02:31 AM »
Watching this news item on CNN last night was something else.


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« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2014, 12:59:07 PM »
Why the NBA? Is Mr. Sharpton attempting to imply that the NBA is a "blacks only" league? That the Europeans and Argentinians should just pack up and go home? Do I dare note the veiled antisemitism that the Sharpton lobby has exhibited in the past (buddy Jesse Jackson's infamous Hymietown remarks, for one)?

As I said in another thread, this looks like a classic Sharpton Shakedown. The NBA is looking to find a team to put in Seattle, for one, without losing another market. Perhaps they think by running another one of these, they can give Sterling the ol' Margie Schott and force him to sell. (Magic Johnson, mind you, is a big wheeler-and-dealer in sports and entertainment investment.) With the Clippers sharing a market and arena with the more prestigious Lakers, they would seem to be the ideal candidate.

Just heard it mentioned on the sports radio that Magic Johnson is interested in purchasing the Clippers...

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« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2014, 01:06:45 PM »
The cockroach analogy holds here, I think.  You see one out in the open, there are twenty more behind the wall. It is just starting for Sterling.
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