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(ESPN)   NAACP to Clipper's owner, Donald Sterling: Remember that lifetime achievement award we were going to give you next month? Not happening   (espn.go.com) divider line 74
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2014-04-27 03:36:21 PM
Ya think?
 
2014-04-27 03:43:12 PM
Oh, that's too bad.
 
2014-04-27 03:47:27 PM
Idiots. Don't they research their nominees? What a sham of an organization.
 
2014-04-27 04:14:27 PM
He already has one. Why would he need a second one for the same life?
 
2014-04-27 04:18:51 PM
FTFAIt is not known if the recordings have been doctored or altered.

Wow...is ESPN bending over backwards here? Or is it just me?
 
2014-04-27 04:32:31 PM
So one lousy comment is all it takes to ruin a lifetime of achievement? God, we are soft. Look, this guy has helped employ African-Americans for three decades. Good grief, he made a bunch of people millionaires! Cut him some slack, Jack! It ain't like he said black people were better off as slaves or something.
 
2014-04-27 04:39:15 PM
Why would you give a Lifetime achievement award to somebody twice? I mean, I know the answer is money, but it's still ridiculous.
 
2014-04-27 04:40:18 PM

Darth_Lukecash: FTFAIt is not known if the recordings have been doctored or altered.

Wow...is ESPN bending over backwards here? Or is it just me?


Well, let's see: Sterling's team is in the playoffs, he's suing the leaker unrelated issues, and he's had a history of questionable(or worse) decisions on the subject of race.  There's good reason to drag his name through the mud right now, regardless of truth.  To say "let's hold the lynchmob until he's had his day in court" is probably fair.
 
2014-04-27 04:42:07 PM

"This would have been the second time in six years that the Los Angeles chapter would have been given Sterling its lifetime achievement award."


Fool them once, shame on you. Fool them twice, shame on them.

Except in this case they should have been ashamed the first time they awarded him a lifetime achievement award.

 
2014-04-27 04:46:11 PM

bhcompy: Darth_Lukecash: FTFAIt is not known if the recordings have been doctored or altered.

Wow...is ESPN bending over backwards here? Or is it just me?

Well, let's see: Sterling's team is in the playoffs, he's suing the leaker unrelated issues, and he's had a history of questionable(or worse) decisions on the subject of race.  There's good reason to drag his name through the mud right now, regardless of truth.  To say "let's hold the lynchmob until he's had his day in court" is probably fair.


His team is getting blown out right now, down by 22 late in the second quarter.
 
2014-04-27 04:50:57 PM

Krustofsky: His team is getting blown out right now, down by 22 late in the second quarter.


They also won by 30 last week
 
2014-04-27 04:52:09 PM

HawgWild: So one lousy comment is all it takes to ruin a lifetime of achievement? God, we are soft. Look, this guy has helped employ African-Americans for three decades. Good grief, he made a bunch of people millionaires! Cut him some slack, Jack! It ain't like he said black people were better off as slaves or something.


Correction. African-Americans helped make him billions.
 
2014-04-27 04:52:33 PM
Sounds like the LA chapter of the NAACP is crooked as hell and probably got some cash for these lifetime achievement awards. He got his first award during the Elgin Baylor controversy for fark sake.
 
2014-04-27 04:55:08 PM
why they ever gave him one is a mystery to me.  the second one would have been just as laughable.  sterling has been a will always be a farking shiathead racist.  this ain't exactly new behavior for that douchenozzle.
 
2014-04-27 04:56:03 PM
Wait, the NAACP was planning to give Sterling a lifetime achievement award in the first place?

Why?

Hasn't it been a well-known fact for years that he's a huge racist who dislikes blacks and Mexicans?
 
2014-04-27 04:57:45 PM

the_vegetarian_cannibal: Wait, the NAACP was planning to give Sterling a lifetime achievement award in the first place?

Why?

Hasn't it been a well-known fact for years that he's a huge racist who dislikes blacks and Mexicans?


No.
 
2014-04-27 04:59:04 PM

Smeggy Smurf: the_vegetarian_cannibal: Wait, the NAACP was planning to give Sterling a lifetime achievement award in the first place?

Why?

Hasn't it been a well-known fact for years that he's a huge racist who dislikes blacks and Mexicans?

No.


YES!

/ftfy
//he has paid millions in fines for being a racist landlord
 
2014-04-27 04:59:44 PM

bhcompy: Darth_Lukecash: FTFAIt is not known if the recordings have been doctored or altered.

Wow...is ESPN bending over backwards here? Or is it just me?

Well, let's see: Sterling's team is in the playoffs, he's suing the leaker unrelated issues, and he's had a history of questionable(or worse) decisions on the subject of race.  There's good reason to drag his name through the mud right now, regardless of truth.  To say "let's hold the lynchmob until he's had his day in court" is probably fair.


Well, according to the ESPN ticker, Sterling doesn't deny that the authenticity of the recording. All he says is that the recording doesn't accurately reflect his feelings or some shiat. I find that to be terribly damning.
 
2014-04-27 05:00:19 PM

Marmilman: Sterling doesn't deny that the authenticity of the recording.


ftfm
 
2014-04-27 05:03:36 PM

the_vegetarian_cannibal: Wait, the NAACP was planning to give Sterling a lifetime achievement award in the first place?

Why?

Hasn't it been a well-known fact for years that he's a huge racist who dislikes blacks and Mexicans?


A SECOND lifetime achievement award. What's the point of having two lifetime achievement awards? Bad look for the NAACP.
 
2014-04-27 05:04:58 PM

Marmilman: bhcompy: Darth_Lukecash: FTFAIt is not known if the recordings have been doctored or altered.

Wow...is ESPN bending over backwards here? Or is it just me?

Well, let's see: Sterling's team is in the playoffs, he's suing the leaker unrelated issues, and he's had a history of questionable(or worse) decisions on the subject of race.  There's good reason to drag his name through the mud right now, regardless of truth.  To say "let's hold the lynchmob until he's had his day in court" is probably fair.

Well, according to the ESPN ticker, Sterling doesn't deny that the authenticity of the recording. All he says is that the recording doesn't accurately reflect his feelings or some shiat. I find that to be terribly damning.


Maybe he'll call a press conference to tell us one more think he knows about the negro.
 
2014-04-27 05:09:48 PM
Maybe somebody can clarify something for me. Is the woman Sterling was allegedly talking to in the recording currently his girlfriend? And isn't Sterling currently married to another woman as well? How the hell does anybody like this guy?

Oh, like I even need to ask. He's obscenely wealthy.
 
2014-04-27 05:18:24 PM
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/and hurry up a die...
 
2014-04-27 05:18:43 PM

A Fark Handle: YES!

/ftfy
//he has paid millions in fines for being a racist landlord


He also paid fines for renting only to Koreans in Koreatown

Marmilman: Well, according to the ESPN ticker, Sterling doesn't deny that the authenticity of the recording. All he says is that the recording doesn't accurately reflect his feelings or some shiat. I find that to be terribly damning.


Probably, but I'm not going to damn someone until it's proven
 
2014-04-27 05:21:04 PM
Man he was totally deserving of it until we found out about this. A real shame he can't get another award for his lifetime of achievement in race relations just because he turned out to be a racist, completely in line with all his previous behavior.

If you can't give two lifetime achievement awards from the NAACP to a guy who has repeatedly been sued for discrimination and happened to say something characteristically racist recently, this isn't the country I grew up in. Thanks Obama!
 
2014-04-27 05:21:46 PM
 
2014-04-27 05:22:47 PM

Serious Black: Maybe somebody can clarify something for me. Is the woman Sterling was allegedly talking to in the recording currently his girlfriend? And isn't Sterling currently married to another woman as well?


Former girlfriend, currently married.  The former girlfriend was sued 2 months ago by the wife, the former girlfriend is now releasing these recordings in revenge.
 
2014-04-27 05:23:29 PM

bigpeeler: Idiots. Don't they research their nominees? What a sham of an organization.


R. Kelly won an NAACP Image Award the same year he was investigated and charged for having sex with a minor. An IMAGE AWARD. The NAACP is a farking joke.
 
2014-04-27 05:23:47 PM

A Fark Handle: Smeggy Smurf: the_vegetarian_cannibal: Wait, the NAACP was planning to give Sterling a lifetime achievement award in the first place?

Why?

Hasn't it been a well-known fact for years that he's a huge racist who dislikes blacks and Mexicans?

No.

YES!

/ftfy
//he has paid millions in fines for being a racist landlord


Not everybody pays attention to thugball or the twits involved with it.  If I wanted violence I'd watch hockey
 
2014-04-27 05:28:13 PM
The real question is given what was known of Donald Sterling's racist reputation, why the NAACP thought it was a good idea to give him the award in the first place.

Something tells me that Mr. Sterling made a sizable contribution to the NAACP coffers.
 
2014-04-27 05:29:07 PM

Smeggy Smurf: A Fark Handle: Smeggy Smurf: the_vegetarian_cannibal: Wait, the NAACP was planning to give Sterling a lifetime achievement award in the first place?

Why?

Hasn't it been a well-known fact for years that he's a huge racist who dislikes blacks and Mexicans?

No.

YES!

/ftfy
//he has paid millions in fines for being a racist landlord

Not everybody pays attention to thugball or the twits involved with it.  If I wanted violence I'd watch hockey


perhaps, but my comment was more to the fact that the naacp should have known long before the first never mind the second lifetime achievement award because a simple google search would tell you that sterling is a racist farktard.
 
2014-04-27 05:31:55 PM
That's better.  Never forget that just as many people have no idea who is who in NASCAR, not everybody knows who is who in bouncy ball
 
2014-04-27 05:34:54 PM
This just in:

Organizations give awards for money.

People who are reprehensible will throw money at organizations to be able to say "look, I'm not a bad guy!"

This is why it pays to have a ton of money - if you don't have that, then you have to actually make an effort to help people in order to not appear like a jackass when you say jackass things.
 
2014-04-27 05:36:12 PM

Darth_Lukecash: FTFAIt is not known if the recordings have been doctored or altered.

Wow...is ESPN bending over backwards here? Or is it just me?


I think Sterling's lawyer has been trying to insinuate that it's a fake that Sterling's ex-girlfriend released to get back at him.
 
2014-04-27 05:37:44 PM

Smeggy Smurf: That's better.  Never forget that just as many people have no idea who is who in NASCAR, not everybody knows who is who in bouncy ball


but racism in nascar wouldn't exactly be news.  that's the standard.  i would assume everyone in nascar is racist, beats their wife/cousin/sister, and loves bass fishing.

/i kid. i kid.
 
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2014-04-27 05:37:45 PM

jaylectricity: HawgWild: So one lousy comment is all it takes to ruin a lifetime of achievement? God, we are soft. Look, this guy has helped employ African-Americans for three decades. Good grief, he made a bunch of people millionaires! Cut him some slack, Jack! It ain't like he said black people were better off as slaves or something.

Correction. African-Americans helped make him billions.


Here's the part that I can't believe isn't being talked about more:

[Sterling]: You just, do I know? I support them and give them food, and clothes, and cars, and houses. Who gives it to them? Does someone else give it to them? Do I know that I have-Who makes the game? Do I make the game, or do they make the game? Is there 30 owners, that created the league?

There isn't JUST racism here, he's a self-important asshole.  People don't come to see his fat ass, they come to see the players play.  He isn't "giving" them anything... the players help make him rich.  This guy is an asshat on ALL levels.
 
2014-04-27 05:38:00 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Not everybody pays attention to thugball or the twits involved with it. If I wanted violence I'd watch hockey


ahahahahaha holy shiat
 
2014-04-27 05:43:24 PM
What's the problem? He has his NBA plantation. He dates a biracial girl (1/2 black, no less) and he's a jew.
 
2014-04-27 05:49:09 PM
My friends, in the interest of furthering race relations in this country, I, the all knowing, all seeing Maha Rushie, am willing to fly out to Los Angeles in EIB One to settle this issue between the Clippers organization and the NBA. If I have to, I'll buy Sterling out of his share of ownership, and add the Clippers to the EIB media empire.
 
2014-04-27 05:53:02 PM
jerseychaser.com
 
2014-04-27 06:06:43 PM
"The Maha Rushie: My friends, in the interest of furthering race relations in this country, I, the all knowing, all seeing Maha Rushie, am willing to fly out to Los Angeles in EIB One to settle this issue between the Clippers organization and the NBA. If I have to, I'll buy Sterling out of his share of ownership, and add the Clippers to the EIB media empire."

Wut up, Rusty.
 
2014-04-27 06:08:56 PM
How many more threads are they going to dedicate to this? The mans a scumbag, the woman involved is a criminal, the only ones being punished is the team who are doing well after decades of suckitude.
 
2014-04-27 06:18:42 PM

Lost Thought 00: Extended Audio clip


Sad that someone that stupid can be that rich.
 
2014-04-27 06:26:33 PM
Damn, only a couple of nibbles.
 
2014-04-27 06:38:38 PM

bhcompy: A Fark Handle: YES!

/ftfy
//he has paid millions in fines for being a racist landlord

He also paid fines for renting only to Koreans in Koreatown

Marmilman: Well, according to the ESPN ticker, Sterling doesn't deny that the authenticity of the recording. All he says is that the recording doesn't accurately reflect his feelings or some shiat. I find that to be terribly damning.

Probably, but I'm not going to damn someone until it's proven


I'll just go ahead and wrap this comment up and throw in the deep freeze for later.
 
2014-04-27 06:44:30 PM

Smeggy Smurf: A Fark Handle: Smeggy Smurf: the_vegetarian_cannibal: Wait, the NAACP was planning to give Sterling a lifetime achievement award in the first place?

Why?

Hasn't it been a well-known fact for years that he's a huge racist who dislikes blacks and Mexicans?

No.

YES!

/ftfy
//he has paid millions in fines for being a racist landlord

Not everybody pays attention to thugball or the twits involved with it.  If I wanted violence I'd watch hockey


I'm just curious. Why do you call it thugball?
 
2014-04-27 06:46:27 PM

A. Snatchfold: Smeggy Smurf: A Fark Handle: Smeggy Smurf: the_vegetarian_cannibal: Wait, the NAACP was planning to give Sterling a lifetime achievement award in the first place?

Why?

Hasn't it been a well-known fact for years that he's a huge racist who dislikes blacks and Mexicans?

No.

YES!

/ftfy
//he has paid millions in fines for being a racist landlord

Not everybody pays attention to thugball or the twits involved with it.  If I wanted violence I'd watch hockey

I'm just curious. Why do you call it thugball?


That really should be obvious.

/easily one of the stupidest accounts on the site, and that's saying something
 
2014-04-27 06:59:26 PM

Darth_Lukecash: FTFAIt is not known if the recordings have been doctored or altered.

Wow...is ESPN bending over backwards here? Or is it just me?


Liberal Media finding out that Stirling is a Democrat...let the backtracking begin...
 
2014-04-27 07:03:05 PM

TheJoe03: Sounds like the LA chapter of the NAACP is crooked as hell and probably got some cash for these lifetime achievement awards. He got his first award during the Elgin Baylor controversy for fark sake.


The fact that they are giving an award to an even bigger racist than Stirling...Al Sharpton...is a bigger evil here

Sharpton, unlike Stirling, has been directly responsible for killing Jews, hangs around with the racist New Black Panthers, and was a dope dealing informant for the FBI
 
2014-04-27 07:20:14 PM

Darth_Lukecash: FTFAIt is not known if the recordings have been doctored or altered.

Wow...is ESPN bending over backwards here? Or is it just me?


They're two steps away from "Work it out, people!"

Seriously, Fox News and the GOP would have dumped (and dumped on) the guy about 36 hours ago, faster than you can say, "Murrican Rancher standing up t'th' Govmint".
 
2014-04-27 07:20:21 PM

DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: What's the problem? He has his NBA plantation. He dates a biracial girl (1/2 black, no less) and he's a jew.


and a Democrat
 
2014-04-27 07:20:26 PM
He probably won't need it anyway.  I hear the Republicans want to team Sterling with that
cattle rancher from Nevada and form a "dream ticket" in 2016.
 
2014-04-27 07:25:30 PM

Li'l Robbie: He probably won't need it anyway.  I hear the Republicans want to team Sterling with that
cattle rancher from Nevada and form a "dream ticket" in 2016.


again, but for him being a Democrat
 
2014-04-27 07:28:55 PM

Arkanaut: Darth_Lukecash: FTFAIt is not known if the recordings have been doctored or altered.

Wow...is ESPN bending over backwards here? Or is it just me?

I think Sterling's lawyer has been trying to insinuate that it's a fake that Sterling's ex-girlfriend released to get back at him.


I'm willing to put down a 10-quid note at Lloyd's to say either him or the ex-girlfriend will go Full Metal Snowden/Manning/Assange and start to release info that the NBA Leadership (along with Stern) isn't exactly NAACP material.
 
2014-04-27 07:33:52 PM

Arkanaut: Darth_Lukecash: FTFAIt is not known if the recordings have been doctored or altered.

Wow...is ESPN bending over backwards here? Or is it just me?

I think Sterling's lawyer has been trying to insinuate that it's a fake that Sterling's ex-girlfriend released to get back at him.


That is normally legally covered covered by the phrase "Allegedly". No, they are really trying to kiss his ass
 
2014-04-27 07:35:48 PM

A Fark Handle: Smeggy Smurf: That's better.  Never forget that just as many people have no idea who is who in NASCAR, not everybody knows who is who in bouncy ball

but racism in nascar wouldn't exactly be news.  that's the standard.  i would assume everyone in nascar is racist, beats their wife/cousin/sister, and loves bass fishing.

/i kid. i kid.


At least in the NBA they can drive to the right.
 
2014-04-27 08:13:36 PM
Remember how the guy is a Democrat and a major donor? The media certainly doesn't.

If he were a Republican it would be in every headline, and it would have had 20 more greenlights here by now.

LOOK KOCH BROTHERS woo hoo

The interesting thing is where did the tape come from and is it legit. It's hilarious to see the internets jury just convict and sentence the guy becasue TMZ and Deadspin said so.
 
2014-04-27 08:53:46 PM
Please leave your politics out of my racist hating
 
2014-04-27 09:31:52 PM

Dr. Speed: Please leave your politics out of my racist hating


The first rule of being a FARK Independent is the party is mother, the party is father, we love the party we are completely independent of but attack the opposition of at all costs.
 
2014-04-27 10:57:52 PM

OtherLittleGuy: Arkanaut: Darth_Lukecash: FTFAIt is not known if the recordings have been doctored or altered.

Wow...is ESPN bending over backwards here? Or is it just me?

I think Sterling's lawyer has been trying to insinuate that it's a fake that Sterling's ex-girlfriend released to get back at him.

I'm willing to put down a 10-quid note at Lloyd's to say either him or the ex-girlfriend will go Full Metal Snowden/Manning/Assange and start to release info that the NBA Leadership (along with Stern) isn't exactly NAACP material.


That would be so awesome/awful, watching a multi-billion dollar sports empire destroy itself.
 
2014-04-27 11:08:02 PM

Darth_Lukecash: Arkanaut: Darth_Lukecash: FTFAIt is not known if the recordings have been doctored or altered.

Wow...is ESPN bending over backwards here? Or is it just me?

I think Sterling's lawyer has been trying to insinuate that it's a fake that Sterling's ex-girlfriend released to get back at him.

That is normally legally covered covered by the phrase "Allegedly". No, they are really trying to kiss his ass


Yeah, prolly.  It still boggles my mind that someone who has a problem with black people would be in the professional basketball business though.
 
2014-04-27 11:54:57 PM

srgrobe: Democrat


And that's important why?

Democrats can be just as racist as Republicans so what party Sterling belongs to is irrelevant.
 
2014-04-28 01:01:42 AM
Bathia_Mapes

Democrats can be just as racist as Republicans so what party Sterling belongs to is irrelevant.


But never more racisty than Republicans
 
2014-04-28 01:15:05 AM

Arkanaut: Yeah, prolly.  It still boggles my mind that someone who has a problem with black people would be in the professional basketball business though.


It surprises you that a racist would want to "own" a bunch of physically-gifted black men?
 
2014-04-28 01:21:55 AM
I see the talking point de jour is that Sterling is Democrat. I know you are trying to score one for yor team, but not many Ds are going to defend this fool.
 
2014-04-28 01:38:01 AM
People only talk about a racists political affiliations when he is a Democrat. they leave racist Republicans'political affiliations out of it. This is not fair.
 
2014-04-28 08:35:10 AM

IAmRight: Arkanaut: Yeah, prolly.  It still boggles my mind that someone who has a problem with black people would be in the professional basketball business though.

It surprises you that a racist would want to "own" a bunch of physically-gifted black men?


Huh. When you put it that way...
 
2014-04-28 08:46:13 AM

Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: Dr. Speed: Please leave your politics out of my racist hating

The first rule of being a FARK Independent is the party is mother, the party is father, we love the party we are completely independent of but attack the opposition of at all costs.


The Fark trolls  wish they were good enough to warrant Bester's attention.
 
2014-04-28 09:52:26 AM
The media has been telling everyone that this isn't the first time this guy has said something "racist" and gotten caught. So why was the NAACP planning to give him the award to begin with?

Nevermind the fact that he's a white dude banging a black chick, which makes him not racist by definition.

Or the fact that as an NBA team owner, he has spent his entire life making profit for black players, which makes him also not racist.
 
2014-04-28 10:11:47 AM

Bullseyed: The media has been telling everyone that this isn't the first time this guy has said something "racist" and gotten caught. So why was the NAACP planning to give him the award to begin with?

Nevermind the fact that he's a white dude banging a black chick, which makes him not racist by definition.

Or the fact that as an NBA team owner, he has spent his entire life making profit for black players, which makes him also not racist.


NAACP is not any less racist than Sterling, they seem to understand each other.  If anything, I wouldn't be surprised they changed their minds not because of his comments, but because they found out about his gf.

I have heard NAACP members making statements against bi-racial relationships, and we had an incident in Flint where a white officer was disciplined for trying to ticket the husband of the NAACP branch president for actually breaking the law.  The NAACP is acting more like Malcolm X, and not enough like MLK.  It makes me sad to see this, because it means we aren't getting anywhere.
 
2014-04-28 03:54:08 PM
Turns out the Sterling is a registered Republican in LA County, so all you Fark Independents® can eat a big bag of dicks.
Also, the reason the LA NAACP is giving the guy an award, is because he bought it.
 
2014-04-28 04:33:28 PM
The fact that some partisan coonts made this about Democrats and Republicnas just shows why the politics gab is such a stinking cesspool of fools and hacks.
 
2014-04-28 06:28:09 PM

Bullseyed: Nevermind the fact that he's a white dude banging a black chick, which makes him not racist by definition.


He owned her. He paid a lot of money for her. Goddamn right he was going to f*ck her. You think slave owners weren't racist? They banged their slaves all the time.
 
2014-04-28 06:36:09 PM

Bullseyed: The media has been telling everyone that this isn't the first time this guy has said something "racist" and gotten caught. So why was the NAACP planning to give him the award to begin with?

Nevermind the fact that he's a white dude banging a black chick, which makes him not racist by definition.

Or the fact that as an NBA team owner, he has spent his entire life making profit for black players, which makes him also not racist.


You're joking, right?
 
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