NAACP: Sterling sanctions don’t go far enough

posted at 12:01 pm on April 30, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver won near-universal plaudits for delivering “death penalty” sanctions on LA Clippers owner (for now) Donald Sterling with a lifetime ban and a recommendation to the owners that they force a franchise sale. The NAACP, however, isn’t satisfied. They want Silver and the owners to guarantee that this won’t happen in the future, too:

The National Urban League, the National Action Network, the NAACP and the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation issued a joint statement cheering Silver’s announcement that he banned Sterling for life and that the league would attempt to force him to sell the Clippers.

That decision, the statement said, was “a bold, courageous and resolute message that the views expressed by Sterling do not represent the National Basketball Association as an organization today or the kind of organization that it seeks to be in the future.”

But Sterling’s suspension isn’t enough, the groups said, calling for Silver to meet with them to ensure Sterling “remains an anomaly among the owners and executives in the league.”

“Sterling’s long-established pattern of bigotry and racist comments have not been a secret in the NBA,” the statement said. “Yet until now, they have been tolerated and met with a gentle hand and a blind eye.”

That’s true. Sterling’s biases have been pretty well known, if not widely discussed, and his discriminatory practices in real estate have brought legal sanctions. The NAACP in particular has long fought Sterling over his control of the Clippers, and … er, what? They gave him a lifetime achievement award despite their knowledge of his biases and practices?

Maybe these groups should look to clean their own house first, as CBS News explains:

Talk about chutzpah, at least with the NAACP. In this case, all sides acted shamelessly. Sterling bought their approval, and they willingly sold it. The Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP was about to bestow another lifetime achievement award on Sterling in a couple of weeks, which they hastily canceled when this tape went public and viral. They have little standing in this case to demand that the NBA offer them guarantees after years of willingly cleansing Sterling of his sins through his cash infusions.

Life doesn’t provide guarantees — only the need for vigilance. If they want integrity moving forward, though, these groups should start by implementing it in their own organizations first.

The NBA may have better news coming. Entertainment mogul David Geffen wants to bid for ownership of the Clippers, according to Reuters:

Billionaire media executive David Geffen is interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, according to a person with knowledge of Geffen’s thinking, following a decision by National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver to ban Clipper owner Donald Sterling for life. …

Geffen, who started two record labels and the Dreamworks film studio with Jeffrey Katzenberg and director Steven Spielberg, had expressed interest in the past in buying the Clippers but never made an offer.

He has a net worth of an estimated $6.2 billion, according to Forbes magazine.

Geffen could probably act quickly if the NBA can force Sterling to sell, but that may end up taking years if Sterling fights them in court. If the league constitution allows owners to determine eligibility for a franchise ownership, though, Sterling may not have much of a case, and may decide to save his money and make a fortune on the sale instead. Magic Johnson and his Guggenheim Partners would probably be interested in buying the franchise and it would be better public relations to have Johnson end up as managing partner for the club, but Geffen’s wealth gives him a big edge, especially if the league acts quickly. Geffen could always combine forces with Johnson and his partners, too.


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Cry babies…………

VegasRick on April 30, 2014 at 12:03 PM

NAACP exposed as whores.

the_nile on April 30, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Chutzpah, indeed. I think part of making sure this never happens again would be disbanding the NAACP. The enablers need to go too.

NotCoach on April 30, 2014 at 12:05 PM

delivering “death penalty” sanctions on LA Clippers owner

Actual death penalty still would not be enough to satisfy them.

Brat on April 30, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Sounds like the NAACP is hankering for a bona fide lynching.

Murphy9 on April 30, 2014 at 12:08 PM

So what, they think he should be burned at the stake too?

tommyboy on April 30, 2014 at 12:09 PM

consider that penn state didn’t receive a ban for running a child sex abuse ring…

independent76 on April 30, 2014 at 12:10 PM

re: Headline – NAACP: Sterling sanctions don’t go far enough

Why?
Because they don’t throw any ‘mordida’ at Je$$ie ‘Hymetown’ Jack$on, his felonous Son & dauthter-in-law, his ‘I can over look his picadillos wife cause he’s my meal ticket’.
Or is it because Al ‘Twaina Brawley’ Sharpton, who STILL owes MILLIONS in court ordered settlements AIN’T in on this ACTION?

Stupid Americans.

Missilengr on April 30, 2014 at 12:10 PM

The Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP was about to bestow another lifetime achievement award on Sterling in a couple of weeks, which they hastily canceled when this tape went public and viral.

ROFL

You pigs are priceless.

Bishop on April 30, 2014 at 12:11 PM

The only ones discredited more than Sterling in this mess is the NAACP.

Can anyone name even one other lifetime achievement award winner?

And if you had an NAACP lifetime achievement award: wouldn’t’ you throw it in the trash after this?

Skipity on April 30, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Lets see. they are fining him and suspending him and using all legal means to get him to sell the team.

As far as i know shooting some one for saying something offensive is not legal.

gerrym51 on April 30, 2014 at 12:11 PM

The NAACP sees their “Sugar Daddy” going away, so they what they last payment.

J_Crater on April 30, 2014 at 12:12 PM

I expect that the NAALCP position statement was written before the sanctions were announced.

slickwillie2001 on April 30, 2014 at 12:12 PM

If Geffen isn’t squeaky clean he better join with Johnson or he’ll be in the news to.

Cindy Munford on April 30, 2014 at 12:13 PM

“Sanctions Don’t go Far Enough”

Cause if they did, what could the grievance mongers bitch about?

BigAlSouth on April 30, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Translation:

We want more than the 2.5 million.

For enough money the NAACP would write Sterling a letter of recommendation tomorrow. These are expert extortionists and they smell blood. It’s a 700 million dollar sale of the team and they want a chunk of that 700 million.

trubble on April 30, 2014 at 12:13 PM

WASHINGTON — Several civil rights organizations applauding the NBA for its lifetime ban of Clippers owner Donald Sterling because of racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation.

However, those groups still want to meet with NBA commissioner Adam Silver to discuss diversity …

70% of players in the NBA are Black

J_Crater on April 30, 2014 at 12:14 PM

What was the NAACP’s take on the OJ verdict. After all, he just killed two people, he didn’t hurt anyone’s feelings.

NoDonkey on April 30, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Bugger off NAACP, you aren’t for advancement of black people, you’re simply in it for the money.

rbj on April 30, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Gotta love the little race-baiting dig Gayle King slips in at the end there about polo.

Tee hee hee!

Condemnation for thee, but not for me…

somewhatconcerned on April 30, 2014 at 12:15 PM

What was it that Nixon said?

docflash on April 30, 2014 at 12:15 PM

80% of NBA players will be bankrupt within 2 years of exiting the league.

Murphy9 on April 30, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Follow the money…

d1carter on April 30, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Magic Johnson and his Guggenheim Partners would probably be interested in buying the franchise and it would be better public relations to have Johnson end up as managing partner for the club, but Geffen’s wealth gives him a big edge, especially if the league acts quickly. Geffen could always combine forces with Johnson and his partners, too.

Have to disagree with you about the Magic Johnson part, Ed. It’s pretty well established that Johnson knew “V. Stiviano” and if it turns out that he was aware of the machinations she undertook to make this thing go public, it would look very bad for the league and Johnson personally. And I have a strong feeling that Sterling is going to drag this thing out and he’s got the money to keep a lot of lawyers busy. I suspect we’re at the very beginning of this story.

Mr. D on April 30, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Probably not a popular opinion but mine is that to be offended in 2014, you have to choose to be. I’m not condoning his statements or his racism, and I understand there have been lawsuits resulting from both. Fine. That’s what the laws are in place to allow and prevent. If he unduly limits blacks from his organization, then he should be held to account.

But 12 of the 14 players on the roster are black. The head coach is black. Several of the front office staff are black. The question of racism should fall into terms of harm and remedy. I don’t see the harm in this guy owning the team, so there should be no remedy for anyone taking offense to it.

BKeyser on April 30, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Laugh of the Day

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2014 at 12:17 PM

True racists

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2014 at 12:17 PM

If Geffen isn’t squeaky clean he better join with Johnson or he’ll be in the news to.

Cindy Munford on April 30, 2014 at 12:13 PM

He’s gay. That there ends any discussion of his qualifications or personal life.

Brat on April 30, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Rumor has it that Jesse Jackson is buying the Hymietown Knicks.

Nortelcrank on April 30, 2014 at 12:18 PM

In other words. We were not paid off yet…

astonerii on April 30, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Lynch him! Burn crosses on his lawn.. Hang him from the nearest tree!!!//

melle1228 on April 30, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Is there any question at all that Sterling’s “award” from the NAACP was for anything other than what was undoubtedly a large number of donations he threw their way?

It’s sad, they were once a courageous and necessary organization. Now they’re just political prostitutes and professional race peddlers.

LukeinNE on April 30, 2014 at 12:19 PM

…change the name to Race Hustling Organization!

KOOLAID2 on April 30, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Epic take down Ed.

gwelf on April 30, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Have to disagree with you about the Magic Johnson part, Ed. It’s pretty well established that Johnson knew “V. Stiviano” and if it turns out that he was aware of the machinations she undertook to make this thing go public, it would look very bad for the league and Johnson personally. And I have a strong feeling that Sterling is going to drag this thing out and he’s got the money to keep a lot of lawyers busy. I suspect we’re at the very beginning of this story.

Mr. D on April 30, 2014 at 12:17 PM

This ^^^ Totally think this was a set up to give Johnson the in. Too coincidental to me that she was hanging around him, the rant was about him, and now Johnson may be one of the buyers. They knew this old guy was a racist POS and they could give him a little nudge and then tape it. If it looks like a setup, smells like a set up, it probably is a set up.

melle1228 on April 30, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Sterling’s private conversation with his gf is just that. Period.

Whitey Ford on April 30, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Deport this Hymie to Aparthied Israel…now – Rev. Jesse

workingclass artist on April 30, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Is there any question at all that Sterling’s “award” from the NAACP was for anything other than what was undoubtedly a large number of donations he threw their way?

It’s sad, they were once a courageous and necessary organization. Now they’re just political prostitutes and professional race peddlers.

LukeinNE on April 30, 2014 at 12:19 PM

+1

gwelf on April 30, 2014 at 12:21 PM

He’s dead Jim…

oscarwilde on April 30, 2014 at 12:22 PM

The NAACP believes that no white person should be permitted to be a racist.

Not that people should not be permitted to discriminate. Not that people should be convinced to change their hearts and minds about other races.

But that a white person having racist thoughts or saying racist things should simply not be permitted.

Let that sink in for a moment.

Oh, and the NAACP also believes it is impossible for a black person to be a racist.

Shump on April 30, 2014 at 12:22 PM

I am no Sterling fan and what he said was horrible, but a lifetime ban-a bit much. Then the naacp thinks they didn’t go far enough. There is just no satisfying those folks. Now to equality, how about equality in the team makeup, 11 whites, 2 blacks, 1 Mexican and 1 Asian. How about that for equality!

rjoco1 on April 30, 2014 at 12:22 PM

However, those groups still want to meet with NBA commissioner Adam Silver to discuss diversity …

70% of players in the NBA are Black

J_Crater on April 30, 2014 at 12:14 PM

They’re going to discuss the paring back of black players and adding more Hmong, Latino, and white players.

Bishop on April 30, 2014 at 12:22 PM

The NBA had no choice; however, I remain queasy, as do Mark Steyn and Ben Shapiro.

Mark Steyn: Loose Lips Ship Clips

Ben Shapiro: Of Donald Sterling’s Racism and the Rise of Thoughtcrime

It’s also going to be a neat coincidence if Magic, who allegedly wanted to buy the Clippers, now gets to do so after this audio was outed.

Drained Brain on April 30, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Doesn’t go far enough? What does the NAA(L)CP want, a lynching?

ConstantineXI on April 30, 2014 at 12:24 PM

NAACP: Sterling sanctions don’t go far enough

Do they mean that the NBA should have ignored Sterling’s racist behavior for decades? Much like the NAACP had, up to now?

socalcon on April 30, 2014 at 12:24 PM

True racists

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2014 at 12:17 PM

…it is amazing that most people and most of the media…have NO memory!

KOOLAID2 on April 30, 2014 at 12:24 PM

At this point the NAACP is overcompensating for having awarded sterling a life time achievement award. Even my kids could see through that.

coolrepublica on April 30, 2014 at 12:24 PM

It’s also going to be a neat coincidence if Magic, who allegedly wanted to buy the Clippers, now gets to do so after this audio was outed.

Drained Brain on April 30, 2014 at 12:23 PM

I don’t think Magic has unclean hands in all of this. I also find it an odd coincidence that the Clippers have sucked for decades, their owner has apparently been a pretty well known racist, but only now it becomes an issue when the team is finally better than the Lakers!

ConstantineXI on April 30, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Brat on April 30, 2014 at 12:18 PM

LOL!!

Cindy Munford on April 30, 2014 at 12:25 PM

I think there is going to be a backlash here. Yeah, Sterling was racist. But so what? Most people, who pay attention, are thinking that between this and Eich, the left is establishing thought control. Do we want to live in a society where what you said six years ago to your girlfriend in your own home is cause to fire you? That’s what is going on here. Cross the leftist line and you are ruined.

It’s just another log on the simmering boiler of resentment that isn’t so simmering anymore.

Vanceone on April 30, 2014 at 12:26 PM

This recent getting rid of owners, CEO’s etc. because of their personal beliefs is probably a cover for getting Libruls in charge of all businesses so they can hand them over to the Emperor O’Barry.

Sven on April 30, 2014 at 12:26 PM

NAACP: Sterling sanctions don’t go far enough

Yes, by all means let’s give him the death penalty.

Idiots!

cajunpatriot on April 30, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Doesn’t go far enough? What does the NAA(L)CP want, a lynching?

ConstantineXI on April 30, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Money.

the_nile on April 30, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Operative concepts – “if the NBA can force Sterling to sell”, “if Sterling fights them in court”.

Talk about popcorn.

formwiz on April 30, 2014 at 12:28 PM

He’s gay. That there ends any discussion of his qualifications or personal life.

Brat on April 30, 2014 at 12:18 PM

But, in the world of the PC Police, being gay ain’t as cool as being black. But, if they could get Russell Simmons interested, that would be a grand slam (pun intended).

TXUS on April 30, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Shut the eff up you race baiters. You gave the guy awards all the while knowing this guy was a racist. Why? Sing with me! Money money money money MONEY

neyney on April 30, 2014 at 12:29 PM

….Most people, who pay attention, are thinking that between this and Eich, the left is establishing thought control. Do we want to live in a society where what you said six years ago to your girlfriend in your own home is cause to fire you? That’s what is going on here. Cross the leftist line and you are ruined.

It’s just another log on the simmering boiler of resentment that isn’t so simmering anymore.

Vanceone on April 30, 2014 at 12:26 PM

How right you are Sir/Ma’am :)

Thought Police will follow not too far behind this debacle…they have shown their colours quite often of late, and still there is no real outrage from the people…

Scrumpy on April 30, 2014 at 12:29 PM

This is rich coming from them. What a bunch of hypocrites.

gophergirl on April 30, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Get ready for a whole lot more “taping” Once the election cycle gets into full swing expect to hear a lot of “conversations” of Republican Candidates…. Remember Romney’s 47%….

sandee on April 30, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Operative concepts – “if the NBA can force Sterling to sell”, “if Sterling fights them in court”.

Talk about popcorn.

formwiz on April 30, 2014 at 12:28 PM

If I were him I’d go down Scorched Earth. Shut down the franchise, refuse to re-assign the copyrights to the name and logos, refuse to release the players from their contracts, and make the NBA play with 29 teams keeping it tied up in court for the rest of his life.

ConstantineXI on April 30, 2014 at 12:33 PM

I’ll wait to hear joana’s guidance on this matter.

ToddPA on April 30, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Man, that’s rough… I really feel for Stirling.

Can you imagine how much he’ll have to donate to the NAACP to get his NEXT Lifetime Achievement Award from them?

Heck it’s probably triple what he had to pay for his past one… the NAACP has clearly raised their prices on awards for blatant racists (which he was then as well).

I guess inflation is hitting everyone, even race pimps whoring their groups out for “donations”.

gekkobear on April 30, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Those NAACP hustlers should have known not to give it to a typical white person.

viking01 on April 30, 2014 at 12:34 PM

ROFL

You pigs are priceless.

Bishop on April 30, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Pig Sharkton knew of Sterling’s racism and opted to dine with him anyway, to collect the dough. One can’t make this up.

Sharkton is one of the biggest racists in the land.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2014 at 12:34 PM

This is like listening to Planned Parenthood try to justify why they didn’t report Gosnell.

Except lives were lost with Gosnell.

lineholder on April 30, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Thought Police will follow not too far behind this debacle…they have shown their colours quite often of late, and still there is no real outrage from the people…

Scrumpy on April 30, 2014 at 12:29 PM

We were talking about this last night. My wife said she’s starting to worry about what she says in our own home now, thanks to incidents like this and what we’ve seen of the NSA over the last few years.

dentarthurdent on April 30, 2014 at 12:35 PM

But Sterling’s suspension isn’t enough, the groups said, calling for Silver to meet with them to ensure Sterling “remains an anomaly among the owners and executives in the league.”

So the National Urban League, the National Action Network, the NAACP and the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation have decided this is a good time to shake down the NBA for money. They’re filthy criminals who don’t give a damn about racism other than how much they can extort out of businesses in situations like these.

Billionaire media executive David Geffen is interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, according to a person with knowledge of Geffen’s thinking, following a decision by National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver to ban Clipper owner Donald Sterling for life.

I don’t think that the NBA is going to force the sale as quickly, cleanly, or quietly as they think. Sterling certainly has legal options that could make for a messy divorce. And Geffen certainly is delusional if he thinks there is a fire sale going on right now. And, of course, for an 80-year-old billionaire, it might well be more about ego than the money.

And what if Silver can’t deliver “justice” to these black vigilantes quickly? If I were an owner, I’d be suspicious of the league adding a ideological litmus test to owners.

Happy Nomad on April 30, 2014 at 12:35 PM

This ^^^ Totally think this was a set up to give Johnson the in. Too coincidental to me that she was hanging around him, the rant was about him, and now Johnson may be one of the buyers. They knew this old guy was a racist POS and they could give him a little nudge and then tape it. If it looks like a setup, smells like a set up, it probably is a set up.

melle1228 on April 30, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Yep, and if Johnson and his group want the team, he’ll get it on a platter. And, the babe, well she’ll become a multi-millionaire over night. Just wait and see.

TXUS on April 30, 2014 at 12:35 PM

The Sterling lawsuits will be epic.

There will be so many rats exposed, from all sides. This melodrama and real can of worms will not end with his death either.

This gold digger has no clue what she started. It’s fun to watch.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2014 at 12:36 PM

You know what’s really funny. I can only laugh at the NAACP and their outrageous outrage since they endorse hypocrisy daily.

Cindy Munford on April 30, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Operative concepts – “if the NBA can force Sterling to sell”, “if Sterling fights them in court”.

Talk about popcorn.

formwiz on April 30, 2014 at 12:28 PM

What would he lose fighting them? He can only win from now on.

the_nile on April 30, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Sure are a lot of people interested in buying a team that’s not up for sale.

ButterflyDragon on April 30, 2014 at 12:36 PM

I guess inflation is hitting everyone, even race pimps whoring their groups out for “donations”.

gekkobear on April 30, 2014 at 12:34 PM

They gotta pay for their 0bamacare somehow….

dentarthurdent on April 30, 2014 at 12:36 PM

the_nile on April 30, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Money and it’s all he has left.

Cindy Munford on April 30, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Scrumpy on April 30, 2014 at 12:29 PM

I wouldn’t put it past the left to try to make use of a situation like this to associate “racist” comments with hate speech…and to do it legally.

lineholder on April 30, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Those NAACP hustlers should have known not to give it to a typical white person.

viking01 on April 30, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Maybe they should give the award to Obama instead? After all, the NAA(L)CP owes it’s continued existence to racial antagony, and no one has done more in 5 years to agitate racial antagony than Barack HUSSEIN Obama.

ConstantineXI on April 30, 2014 at 12:37 PM

What? V. Stiviano has something in common with NBA players? What would that be?

libfreeordie on April 29, 2014 at 9:29 PM

Johnson’s cucumber

The gold digger set Sterling up so Johnson can get the team, cheaply.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Really NAACP? After you accepted the mans money and offered him lifetime achievement awards, NOW you want people to take you seriously? Girl, bye.

libfreeordie on April 30, 2014 at 12:39 PM

If I were an owner, I’d be suspicious of the league adding a ideological litmus test to owners.

Happy Nomad on April 30, 2014 at 12:35 PM

That’s nothing new.
Remember what happened when known conservatives (oh the horror) tried to buy into NFL teams?

dentarthurdent on April 30, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Money and it’s all he has left.

Cindy Munford on April 30, 2014 at 12:37 PM

He probably has a lot more money than he can ever spend.

Why no go out with a bang.

They will not let him back into the game. So he can eff around with them as a goodbye.

the_nile on April 30, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Look around

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2014 at 12:40 PM

That’s nothing new.
Remember what happened when known conservatives (oh the horror) tried to buy into NFL teams?

dentarthurdent on April 30, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Or how about them trying to by a newspaper in LA

sandee on April 30, 2014 at 12:41 PM

The Sterling lawsuits will be epic.

There will be so many rats exposed, from all sides. This melodrama and real can of worms will not end with his death either.

This gold digger has no clue what she started. It’s fun to watch.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2014 at 12:36 PM

You know, she’s not bad looking NOW, but Mizz V. Stiviano (what kind of gold digger has a single letter first name) is 31, has a face created from not really all that great a plastic surgery job that certainly won’t hold up well at all in prison. What she’s sitting on is depreciating rapidly.

Why should Stirling pay her any further blackmail now no matter how many hours of tape she has? He’s already lost everything that CAN be taken from him. Which means there is no reason NOT to prosecute her for illegal recording (California is a two-party consent state).

ConstantineXI on April 30, 2014 at 12:41 PM

You racists need to listen up! Snoop Dog has the statement, baby!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQlsSk7sCRM

ToddPA on April 30, 2014 at 12:42 PM

when the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People changes their name to the National Association for the Advancement of All People maybe I’ll listen to them.
until then I will ignore them as usual.

dmacleo on April 30, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Sterling is an 80 year old billionaire with nothing left to do but piss on the leg on the NBA. He will not go quietly, nor will he sell the club without a fight. BTW, how can the NBA bar him from games? Can’t he just buy a ticket?

Tater Salad on April 30, 2014 at 12:43 PM

“Sterling bought their approval, and they willingly sold it.”

NAACP – “What do you think I am?”

7% – “I know what you are, all that is left to do is to agree on a price.”

Seven Percent Solution on April 30, 2014 at 12:43 PM

We were talking about this last night. My wife said she’s starting to worry about what she says in our own home now, thanks to incidents like this and what we’ve seen of the NSA over the last few years.

dentarthurdent on April 30, 2014 at 12:35 PM

I think it alot…

Scrumpy on April 30, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Johnson’s cucumber

The gold digger set Sterling up so Johnson can get the team, cheaply.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2014 at 12:38 PM

That is my theory.

It would be karmic if she also caught Magic’s AIDS as a bonus…

ConstantineXI on April 30, 2014 at 12:43 PM

It’s sad, they were once a courageous and necessary organization. Now they’re just political prostitutes and professional race peddlers.

LukeinNE on April 30, 2014 at 12:19 PM

How can an organization created for the express purpose of racism be a necessary organization?
Until the Civil Rights Act blacks were gaining respect across the nation everywhere but in the Democratic party. They were doing this the old fashioned way. They earned it with actions that spoke of character. They went to school, learned and graduated. They worked hard for their pay. They raised good wholesome families. They started fair and valuable businesses. They lived the good life.
Now how do they gain their ‘respect’? Are they better off today than they were in 1950?

astonerii on April 30, 2014 at 12:43 PM

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kcewa on April 30, 2014 at 12:44 PM

“Sterling’s long-established pattern of bigotry and racist comments have not been a secret in the NBA,” the statement said. “Yet until now, they have been tolerated and met with a gentle hand and a blind eye.”

Why aren’t the players being held to account on this also? If “Sterling’s long-established pattern of bigotry and racist comments” are a known secret in the NBA, why did Chris Paul sign a free agent contract to play there? What about Caron Butler? Or Doc Rivers? Hmm, I guess it’s ok to take a bigots money until you get caught doing it. Then, OUTRAGEOUS OUTRAGE gets amped up to eleventy-seven.

IrishTexan on April 30, 2014 at 12:44 PM

That’s nothing new.
Remember what happened when known conservatives (oh the horror) tried to buy into NFL teams?

dentarthurdent on April 30, 2014 at 12:39 PM

I think Rush Limbaugh ought to announce that he’s interested in buying the Clippers. Just for fun.

Happy Nomad on April 30, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Why should Stirling pay her any further blackmail now no matter how many hours of tape she has? He’s already lost everything that CAN be taken from him. Which means there is no reason NOT to prosecute her for illegal recording (California is a two-party consent state).

ConstantineXI on April 30, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Exactly , they have taken everything they can from him now, so he can only win from here.

the_nile on April 30, 2014 at 12:44 PM

It’s about time that we finally see some real action with real punishments dealt out to those guilty of racist acts or thoughts.

To be honest, I know some liberals will probably have a double standard when it comes to NBA players making similar racist comments. However, it doesn’t matter to me if you’re an owner, a coach or a player – and it does it matter if you’re in public or the privacy of your own home – ANY white person making racist comments should be dealt with swiftly and severely.

Frank Lib on April 30, 2014 at 12:45 PM

I wouldn’t put it past the left to try to make use of a situation like this to associate “racist” comments with hate speech…and to do it legally.

lineholder on April 30, 2014 at 12:37 PM

I think it’s coming, it’s already law in Canada, and in many other countries, can’t say mean things about one’s religious beliefs etc, won’t take that long to morph down to here.

The NSA is just gathering info on us all, and once gathered, won’t be hard to find those of us who speak out…

Scrumpy on April 30, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Really NAACP? After you accepted the mans money and offered him lifetime achievement awards, NOW you want people to take you seriously? Girl, bye.

libfreeordie on April 30, 2014 at 12:39 PM

THIS is possibly the best post I’ve ever read from you.

Congrats.

ToddPA on April 30, 2014 at 12:46 PM

I think Rush Limbaugh ought to announce that he’s interested in buying the Clippers. Just for fun.

Happy Nomad on April 30, 2014 at 12:44 PM

heh.

the_nile on April 30, 2014 at 12:46 PM

I think Rush Limbaugh ought to announce that he’s interested in buying the Clippers. Just for fun.

Happy Nomad on April 30, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Love it.

ElectricPhase on April 30, 2014 at 12:46 PM

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