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2014-04-29 06:57:28 AM
You could say that they're working..... as slaves.
 
2014-04-29 07:16:56 AM
With the Kings sharing the building, wouldn't they be doing most of that anyway between the two set-ups?

/OLG... nice
 
2014-04-29 07:33:43 AM
This should be interesting, Sterling isn't going anywhere unless he chooses to. Cuban has already come out to throw water on any notion of an owner being removed.
 
2014-04-29 07:37:33 AM
They should get the Westboro Baptist Church to sponsor them
 
2014-04-29 07:42:43 AM
The other owners are going to be very reluctant to come out and say that he should have his franchise taken away from him. They do not want to start in motion something to could be used against them later on if they do something stupid and it gets caught on tape. The owners will come out and say that they don't agree with him and that they would never do nor say anything like in kind to what Sterling said, but they are not going to put themselves in a position to get their teams taken away at a later date.
 
2014-04-29 07:51:12 AM

HotWingConspiracy: This should be interesting, Sterling isn't going anywhere unless he chooses to. Cuban has already come out to throw water on any notion of an owner being removed.


I imagine his loyalty to the team will last as long as sponsor money does.  I can't see him dumping a ton of his own money in the team to weather out a long term storm.
 
2014-04-29 07:53:55 AM
Throw up a bunch of GOP logos. They'll fit right in
 
2014-04-29 07:55:41 AM

balfourk: The other owners are going to be very reluctant to come out and say that he should have his franchise taken away from him. They do not want to start in motion something to could be used against them later on if they do something stupid and it gets caught on tape. The owners will come out and say that they don't agree with him and that they would never do nor say anything like in kind to what Sterling said, but they are not going to put themselves in a position to get their teams taken away at a later date.


Then they will likely face a revolt from both their players and their fans. By not removing Sterling, they may as well set their entire investment on fire.
 
2014-04-29 07:57:13 AM
Branch out and see what Chick-fil-A is saying
 
2014-04-29 08:24:01 AM
Well yeah. I mean they just found out the owner is racist! There was no way for them to know that until recently. He got a NAACP award!

It's not like he had a long history of discrimination, racism, and dickishness. Because they'd look kinda ridiculous for suddenly pulling all their money now when they've been supporting him through about 20 years of his discrimination against minorities. It would look like they don't care about his racism, just about the bad press it is getting now. Haha, glad that isn't happening.
 
2014-04-29 08:24:38 AM

Lost Thought 00: Throw up a bunch of GOP logos. They'll fit right in


Sterling would prefer Democratic logos actually.
 
2014-04-29 08:29:00 AM

js34603: Lost Thought 00: Throw up a bunch of GOP logos. They'll fit right in

Sterling would prefer Democratic logos actually.


Meh he's registered Republican. But good try, Rush.
 
2014-04-29 08:31:59 AM

balfourk: The other owners are going to be very reluctant to come out and say that he should have his franchise taken away from him. They do not want to start in motion something to could be used against them later on if they do something stupid and it gets caught on tape. The owners will come out and say that they don't agree with him and that they would never do nor say anything like in kind to what Sterling said, but they are not going to put themselves in a position to get their teams taken away at a later date.


Plus Sterling knows where the bodies are buried in the NBA. Crooked refs, crooked owners, crooked players, organized crime, fixed games, fixed trades, lots of stuff...

He seems like a man who won't go quietly unless his price is met. Which considering the current cache of the team, means he'll make a nice profit on selling his team to Magic Johnson or some other buyer. I just hope it isn't some Russian oligarch-wiseguy friend of Putin. It could happen.
 
2014-04-29 08:33:01 AM
cachet...dammit
 
2014-04-29 08:34:27 AM

balfourk: The other owners are going to be very reluctant to come out and say that he should have his franchise taken away from him. They do not want to start in motion something to could be used against them later on if they do something stupid and it gets caught on tape. The owners will come out and say that they don't agree with him and that they would never do nor say anything like in kind to what Sterling said, but they are not going to put themselves in a position to get their teams taken away at a later date.


A bunch of the other owners have already said they want him gone. So, no.
 
2014-04-29 08:54:22 AM
So they are....staple removers?
 
2014-04-29 09:04:29 AM

Lost Thought 00: balfourk: The other owners are going to be very reluctant to come out and say that he should have his franchise taken away from him. They do not want to start in motion something to could be used against them later on if they do something stupid and it gets caught on tape. The owners will come out and say that they don't agree with him and that they would never do nor say anything like in kind to what Sterling said, but they are not going to put themselves in a position to get their teams taken away at a later date.

Then they will likely face a revolt from both their players and their fans. By not removing Sterling, they may as well set their entire investment on fire.


The local sponsors are an immediate backlash. It would be interesting to see if nationally, there is a backlash against Disney/ABC, because they are the true money train.
 
2014-04-29 09:06:14 AM
I went to the last Browns-Steelers game at Cleveland Stadium in 1995. The move had already been announced, and the Browns were playing out the string. It was like a wake, and every ad in the stadium was pulled. It was surreal. I'll have to watch the game Tuesday just to see what it looks like.
 
2014-04-29 09:16:09 AM

Neeek: balfourk: The other owners are going to be very reluctant to come out and say that he should have his franchise taken away from him. They do not want to start in motion something to could be used against them later on if they do something stupid and it gets caught on tape. The owners will come out and say that they don't agree with him and that they would never do nor say anything like in kind to what Sterling said, but they are not going to put themselves in a position to get their teams taken away at a later date.

A bunch of the other owners have already said they want him gone. So, no.


Want Him Gone =/= Forcefully Removing Him. Businessmen are generally more cautious about enacting legislation that can theoretically come back to bite them in the arse. So while they may talk a pretty good game about wanting Sterling gone, it's highly unlikely that official actions will be taken to force Sterling to sell the team. Unofficial actions might work - banning him from personally attending owners meetings, for example. Continued public pressure from other owners demanding him sell the team. Continued emphasis on his character deficiencies (or as people trying too hard to be neutral may start to call it, "character assassination".) and public musings on why sponsers are still trying to use the Clippers to sell their products.

These are the most of what I expect to come of this. And hopefully it drops the value of the team to the point where Sterling decides to sell before he loses too much money over it. I'm not sure it's going to happen, though - we'll have to wait and see.
 
2014-04-29 09:42:31 AM
They'll cover the logos with white sheets.
 
2014-04-29 09:43:14 AM
I posted this way late in the other thread:

One thing I haven't seen (yet) is the whole FREEDOM OF SPEECH crowd jumping to his defense. 

You know, the people who might be a little less forthcoming with their feelings about certain groups of people compared to, say,  Phil Robertson.
 
2014-04-29 09:45:25 AM
The guy's a racist jackhole, and his girlfriend's a gold-digging bimbo who 'leaked' the tapes to TMZ.  Selfish biatch could have waited until after either the Clippers were eliminated or perhaps even won the championship.  And fark TMZ for not sitting on the story until the season is over.  The impact would have been the same, but the players wouldn't have to be dealing with this crap in the midst of a playoff run.  I know they're professionals and all, but they're also human beings.  I'm not black, but if I were, I'm not sure my heart would be in continuing to work hard to win for some white guy who hates me.  The timing could not be worse, and those mentioned above are all shiatheads.  Sterling because he's a despicable racist, his bimbo for recording his rants, but most of all, TMZ for running with it.
 
2014-04-29 10:22:08 AM
They'll come back. They always do
 
2014-04-29 10:24:44 AM

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: The guy's a racist jackhole, and his girlfriend's a gold-digging bimbo who 'leaked' the tapes to TMZ.  Selfish biatch could have waited until after either the Clippers were eliminated or perhaps even won the championship.  And fark TMZ for not sitting on the story until the season is over.  The impact would have been the same, but the players wouldn't have to be dealing with this crap in the midst of a playoff run.  I know they're professionals and all, but they're also human beings.  I'm not black, but if I were, I'm not sure my heart would be in continuing to work hard to win for some white guy who hates me.  The timing could not be worse, and those mentioned above are all shiatheads.  Sterling because he's a despicable racist, his bimbo for recording his rants, but most of all, TMZ for running with it.


Sorry racism has inconvenienced your love of grown men chasing a ball around. It's obvious which one you feel should be more important to society. Thanks for making it clear.
 
2014-04-29 10:32:05 AM

js34603: Well yeah. I mean they just found out the owner is racist! There was no way for them to know that until recently. He got a NAACP award!

It's not like he had a long history of discrimination, racism, and dickishness. Because they'd look kinda ridiculous for suddenly pulling all their money now when they've been supporting him through about 20 years of his discrimination against minorities. It would look like they don't care about his racism, just about the bad press it is getting now. Haha, glad that isn't happening.


I've been asking this in all the Sterling threads.  What the fark is this shiat?

How is "people knew he was a racist asshole before" somehow a justification of his being a racist asshole?

It isn't.  It just sounds like maybe libs are being hypocritical, and if there's a chance to stick it to the libs, that's what this story is going to be about for some farkers.
 
2014-04-29 10:33:55 AM

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: The guy's a racist jackhole, and his girlfriend's a gold-digging bimbo who 'leaked' the tapes to TMZ.  Selfish biatch could have waited until after either the Clippers were eliminated or perhaps even won the championship.  And fark TMZ for not sitting on the story until the season is over.  The impact would have been the same, but the players wouldn't have to be dealing with this crap in the midst of a playoff run.  I know they're professionals and all, but they're also human beings.  I'm not black, but if I were, I'm not sure my heart would be in continuing to work hard to win for some white guy who hates me.  The timing could not be worse, and those mentioned above are all shiatheads.  Sterling because he's a despicable racist, his bimbo for recording his rants, but most of all, TMZ for running with it.


Could NOT disagree more... Let's assume for just one second that the Clippers (absent the story being broken) win the championship.  Standing right in the middle of all of them is this racist douchebag hoisting the trophy and posing for thousands of pictures and in his head he's thinking "This is MY trophy because this is MY team - these peons surrounding me are here to do my bidding at my pleasure..."

Fast forward a couple days and the story breaks...

If I was a player I would rather lose right there and then than give that jackass the satisfaction of being "THE MAN!"
 
2014-04-29 10:43:30 AM

Fizpez: AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: The guy's a racist jackhole, and his girlfriend's a gold-digging bimbo who 'leaked' the tapes to TMZ.  Selfish biatch could have waited until after either the Clippers were eliminated or perhaps even won the championship.  And fark TMZ for not sitting on the story until the season is over.  The impact would have been the same, but the players wouldn't have to be dealing with this crap in the midst of a playoff run.  I know they're professionals and all, but they're also human beings.  I'm not black, but if I were, I'm not sure my heart would be in continuing to work hard to win for some white guy who hates me.  The timing could not be worse, and those mentioned above are all shiatheads.  Sterling because he's a despicable racist, his bimbo for recording his rants, but most of all, TMZ for running with it.

Could NOT disagree more... Let's assume for just one second that the Clippers (absent the story being broken) win the championship.  Standing right in the middle of all of them is this racist douchebag hoisting the trophy and posing for thousands of pictures and in his head he's thinking "This is MY trophy because this is MY team - these peons surrounding me are here to do my bidding at my pleasure..."

Fast forward a couple days and the story breaks...

If I was a player I would rather lose right there and then than give that jackass the satisfaction of being "THE MAN!"


Then they should either refuse to take the court tonight and forfeit, or deliberately lose by 50 points.  You've never played a TEAM sport in your life, have you?   It's about the team, and what you've accomplished all year long as a group to get to where you are.  It's not about some jackass coach or owner.  I don't think they'll roll-over and die.  At least I hope not.
 
2014-04-29 10:45:52 AM

EngineerAU: AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: The guy's a racist jackhole, and his girlfriend's a gold-digging bimbo who 'leaked' the tapes to TMZ.  Selfish biatch could have waited until after either the Clippers were eliminated or perhaps even won the championship.  And fark TMZ for not sitting on the story until the season is over.  The impact would have been the same, but the players wouldn't have to be dealing with this crap in the midst of a playoff run.  I know they're professionals and all, but they're also human beings.  I'm not black, but if I were, I'm not sure my heart would be in continuing to work hard to win for some white guy who hates me.  The timing could not be worse, and those mentioned above are all shiatheads.  Sterling because he's a despicable racist, his bimbo for recording his rants, but most of all, TMZ for running with it.

Sorry racism has inconvenienced your love of grown men chasing a ball around. It's obvious which one you feel should be more important to society. Thanks for making it clear.


I don't even know what (thoughts?) this post was intended to convey.
 
2014-04-29 10:49:51 AM

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: Fizpez: AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: The guy's a racist jackhole, and his girlfriend's a gold-digging bimbo who 'leaked' the tapes to TMZ.  Selfish biatch could have waited until after either the Clippers were eliminated or perhaps even won the championship.  And fark TMZ for not sitting on the story until the season is over.  The impact would have been the same, but the players wouldn't have to be dealing with this crap in the midst of a playoff run.  I know they're professionals and all, but they're also human beings.  I'm not black, but if I were, I'm not sure my heart would be in continuing to work hard to win for some white guy who hates me.  The timing could not be worse, and those mentioned above are all shiatheads.  Sterling because he's a despicable racist, his bimbo for recording his rants, but most of all, TMZ for running with it.

Could NOT disagree more... Let's assume for just one second that the Clippers (absent the story being broken) win the championship.  Standing right in the middle of all of them is this racist douchebag hoisting the trophy and posing for thousands of pictures and in his head he's thinking "This is MY trophy because this is MY team - these peons surrounding me are here to do my bidding at my pleasure..."

Fast forward a couple days and the story breaks...

If I was a player I would rather lose right there and then than give that jackass the satisfaction of being "THE MAN!"

Then they should either refuse to take the court tonight and forfeit, or deliberately lose by 50 points.  You've never played a TEAM sport in your life, have you?   It's about the team, and what you've accomplished all year long as a group to get to where you are.  It's not about some jackass coach or owner.  I don't think they'll roll-over and die.  At least I hope not.


Not only have I played many team sports I've also coached them as well.. Yeah, it is all about the TEAM - and if they go out an win the whole damn thing and then refuse to pose with the owner I would be very happy for them.  You seem to be under the impression that being/remaining ignorant of what their owner thinks of them is more important, whereas I feel knowing ahead of time at least allows them the OPTIONS of handling it as they see fit.

So yeah, I feel perfectly comfortable with the story being broken as soon as it became available - what the players on the team do with it is up to them - keep em ignorant and playing their "best" seems to be the worst option available.
 
2014-04-29 10:51:01 AM
Best soap opera EVER
 
2014-04-29 10:51:17 AM

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: So they are....staple removers?


+1 even though no one else caught it.
 
2014-04-29 10:57:18 AM

mikaloyd: Best soap opera EVER


I swear this was a storyline in one of the seasons of "Real Housewives of LA."
 
2014-04-29 10:59:09 AM

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: The guy's a racist jackhole, and his girlfriend's a gold-digging bimbo who 'leaked' the tapes to TMZ.  Selfish biatch could have waited until after either the Clippers were eliminated or perhaps even won the championship.  And fark TMZ for not sitting on the story until the season is over.  The impact would have been the same, but the players wouldn't have to be dealing with this crap in the midst of a playoff run.  I know they're professionals and all, but they're also human beings.  I'm not black, but if I were, I'm not sure my heart would be in continuing to work hard to win for some white guy who hates me.  The timing could not be worse, and those mentioned above are all shiatheads.  Sterling because he's a despicable racist, his bimbo for recording his rants, but most of all, TMZ for running with it.


Actually, for all the reasons you have pointed out, made this the absolute perfect time to release the tape.  Apparently, you don't understand how leverage works.
 
2014-04-29 11:00:12 AM

Fizpez: AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: Fizpez: AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: The guy's a racist jackhole, and his girlfriend's a gold-digging bimbo who 'leaked' the tapes to TMZ.  Selfish biatch could have waited until after either the Clippers were eliminated or perhaps even won the championship.  And fark TMZ for not sitting on the story until the season is over.  The impact would have been the same, but the players wouldn't have to be dealing with this crap in the midst of a playoff run.  I know they're professionals and all, but they're also human beings.  I'm not black, but if I were, I'm not sure my heart would be in continuing to work hard to win for some white guy who hates me.  The timing could not be worse, and those mentioned above are all shiatheads.  Sterling because he's a despicable racist, his bimbo for recording his rants, but most of all, TMZ for running with it.

Could NOT disagree more... Let's assume for just one second that the Clippers (absent the story being broken) win the championship.  Standing right in the middle of all of them is this racist douchebag hoisting the trophy and posing for thousands of pictures and in his head he's thinking "This is MY trophy because this is MY team - these peons surrounding me are here to do my bidding at my pleasure..."

Fast forward a couple days and the story breaks...

If I was a player I would rather lose right there and then than give that jackass the satisfaction of being "THE MAN!"

Then they should either refuse to take the court tonight and forfeit, or deliberately lose by 50 points.  You've never played a TEAM sport in your life, have you?   It's about the team, and what you've accomplished all year long as a group to get to where you are.  It's not about some jackass coach or owner.  I don't think they'll roll-over and die.  At least I hope not.

Not only have I played many team sports I've also coached them as well.. Yeah, it is all about the TEAM - and if they go out an win the whole damn thing and then refuse ...


SO answer the question.  You never did.  In your opinion should the Clippers just refuse to take the court tonight?   Just throw away an entire season of hard work that got them to the playoffs because their owner is a blatant racist?  It's a yes or no question,
 
2014-04-29 11:05:48 AM
@BillSimmons
1. Hearing Adam Silver is dropping the nukes on Donald Sterling today. Everything short of a big mushroom cloud shaped like the NBA logo.
 
2014-04-29 11:10:49 AM
This will be the biggest owner vs league takeover in Los Angeles in two years
 
2014-04-29 11:10:53 AM

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: The timing could not be worse, and those mentioned above are all shiatheads. Sterling because he's a despicable racist, his bimbo for recording his rants, but most of all, TMZ for running with it.


 It's not TMZ's job to protect the best interests of the Clippers. Damn you for making me defend TMZ, by the way.
 
2014-04-29 11:14:25 AM

Close2TheEdge: AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: The guy's a racist jackhole, and his girlfriend's a gold-digging bimbo who 'leaked' the tapes to TMZ.  Selfish biatch could have waited until after either the Clippers were eliminated or perhaps even won the championship.  And fark TMZ for not sitting on the story until the season is over.  The impact would have been the same, but the players wouldn't have to be dealing with this crap in the midst of a playoff run.  I know they're professionals and all, but they're also human beings.  I'm not black, but if I were, I'm not sure my heart would be in continuing to work hard to win for some white guy who hates me.  The timing could not be worse, and those mentioned above are all shiatheads.  Sterling because he's a despicable racist, his bimbo for recording his rants, but most of all, TMZ for running with it.

Actually, for all the reasons you have pointed out, made this the absolute perfect time to release the tape.  Apparently, you don't understand how leverage works.


If anyone needs to blame someone for the damage done to the Clippers, they need look no further than the owner. In ever conceivable way, he is responsible. Not TMZ for covering it. Not his girlfriend for recording him. He did this all by himself.
 
2014-04-29 11:15:36 AM

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: The guy's a racist jackhole, and his girlfriend's a gold-digging bimbo who 'leaked' the tapes to TMZ.  Selfish biatch could have waited until after either the Clippers were eliminated or perhaps even won the championship.  And fark TMZ for not sitting on the story until the season is over.  The impact would have been the same, but the players wouldn't have to be dealing with this crap in the midst of a playoff run.  I know they're professionals and all, but they're also human beings.  I'm not black, but if I were, I'm not sure my heart would be in continuing to work hard to win for some white guy who hates me.  The timing could not be worse, and those mentioned above are all shiatheads.  Sterling because he's a despicable racist, his bimbo for recording his rants, but most of all, TMZ for running with it.


I am certainly interested in hearing what the players think of all this. I am, however, not in the least bit confident that you should get to be their spokesman. Call me crazy, but I sense more fan butt hurt than genuine concern for the players feelings coming from you.
 
2014-04-29 11:17:01 AM

someonelse: AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: The timing could not be worse, and those mentioned above are all shiatheads. Sterling because he's a despicable racist, his bimbo for recording his rants, but most of all, TMZ for running with it.

 It's not TMZ's job to protect the best interests of the Clippers. Damn you for making me defend TMZ, by the way.


Sorry for feeling as though TMZ should have kept a lid on this until after the Clippers season was over one way or another.  My whole point in these posts is that I feel bad that the PLAYERS have to deal with this crap in the midst of a playoff run.  Like I said in my initial post, the impact on Sterling would be the same regardless of the timing.
 
2014-04-29 11:23:50 AM
In my world ...  The Clippers go on to win the Championship, the owner comes into the locker room along with his bim and that douche from TMZ.   After much celebration the players get together, throw them on the floor, take a team piss on all their faces, and quit.
 
2014-04-29 11:26:17 AM

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: Fizpez: AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: Fizpez: AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: The guy's a racist jackhole, and his girlfriend's a gold-digging bimbo who 'leaked' the tapes to TMZ.  Selfish biatch could have waited until after either the Clippers were eliminated or perhaps even won the championship.  And fark TMZ for not sitting on the story until the season is over.  The impact would have been the same, but the players wouldn't have to be dealing with this crap in the midst of a playoff run.  I know they're professionals and all, but they're also human beings.  I'm not black, but if I were, I'm not sure my heart would be in continuing to work hard to win for some white guy who hates me.  The timing could not be worse, and those mentioned above are all shiatheads.  Sterling because he's a despicable racist, his bimbo for recording his rants, but most of all, TMZ for running with it.

Could NOT disagree more... Let's assume for just one second that the Clippers (absent the story being broken) win the championship.  Standing right in the middle of all of them is this racist douchebag hoisting the trophy and posing for thousands of pictures and in his head he's thinking "This is MY trophy because this is MY team - these peons surrounding me are here to do my bidding at my pleasure..."

Fast forward a couple days and the story breaks...

If I was a player I would rather lose right there and then than give that jackass the satisfaction of being "THE MAN!"

Then they should either refuse to take the court tonight and forfeit, or deliberately lose by 50 points.  You've never played a TEAM sport in your life, have you?   It's about the team, and what you've accomplished all year long as a group to get to where you are.  It's not about some jackass coach or owner.  I don't think they'll roll-over and die.  At least I hope not.

Not only have I played many team sports I've also coached them as well.. Yeah, it is all about the TEAM - and if they go out an win the whole damn thing and the ...


It isn't on the Players to do anything. Any response they do is appropriate.

I'm a warriors fan. I thought we would even the series in game four (without the drama), but I wasn't confident we would win the series. (No starting Center?) I feel like the series has been ruined. I'm not saying that is more important than the bigger race issue. I'm just saying the series was another casuality. The Clips/Wars have been at each other all season.

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2014-04-29 11:26:47 AM

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: someonelse: AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: The timing could not be worse, and those mentioned above are all shiatheads. Sterling because he's a despicable racist, his bimbo for recording his rants, but most of all, TMZ for running with it.

 It's not TMZ's job to protect the best interests of the Clippers. Damn you for making me defend TMZ, by the way.

Sorry for feeling as though TMZ should have kept a lid on this until after the Clippers season was over one way or another.  My whole point in these posts is that I feel bad that the PLAYERS have to deal with this crap in the midst of a playoff run.  Like I said in my initial post, the impact on Sterling would be the same regardless of the timing.


It's unfortunate for the players, but they are more than fairly compensated. And again, there is no reason TMZ should be acting primarily the best interests of a professional sports franchise. That's the owner's job, and he failed spectacularly.
 
2014-04-29 11:33:49 AM
Hey! TMZ paid good money for those recordings! They have just as much right to try fo make money as basketball players do. If TMZ sat on the recordings until the Clippers were done they wouldnt pull in nea5rly so many viewers. Scandal-entertainment is no less or more important than sports-entertainment to its enthusiasts.
 
2014-04-29 11:36:27 AM

someonelse: AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: someonelse: AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: The timing could not be worse, and those mentioned above are all shiatheads. Sterling because he's a despicable racist, his bimbo for recording his rants, but most of all, TMZ for running with it.

 It's not TMZ's job to protect the best interests of the Clippers. Damn you for making me defend TMZ, by the way.

Sorry for feeling as though TMZ should have kept a lid on this until after the Clippers season was over one way or another.  My whole point in these posts is that I feel bad that the PLAYERS have to deal with this crap in the midst of a playoff run.  Like I said in my initial post, the impact on Sterling would be the same regardless of the timing.

It's unfortunate for the players, but they are more than fairly compensated. And again, there is no reason TMZ should be acting primarily the best interests of a professional sports franchise. That's the owner's job, and he failed spectacularly.


And he has been, for years.  It's curious that up until now nobody seemed to care.  And like you said, the players are well compensated.  I wonder who will be the first to hand their paycheck back to him in protest?
 
2014-04-29 11:45:29 AM

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: The guy's a racist jackhole, and his girlfriend's a gold-digging bimbo who 'leaked' the tapes to TMZ.  Selfish biatch could have waited until after either the Clippers were eliminated or perhaps even won the championship.  And fark TMZ for not sitting on the story until the season is over.  The impact would have been the same, but the players wouldn't have to be dealing with this crap in the midst of a playoff run.  I know they're professionals and all, but they're also human beings.  I'm not black, but if I were, I'm not sure my heart would be in continuing to work hard to win for some white guy who hates me.  The timing could not be worse, and those mentioned above are all shiatheads.  Sterling because he's a despicable racist, his bimbo for recording his rants, but most of all, TMZ for running with it.


The Clippers still being active in the playoffs shines the brightest possible spotlight on this issue.  Makes perfect sense to bring it up now and should give the best chance of actual action being taken.
 
2014-04-29 11:46:06 AM

Lost Thought 00: Throw up a bunch of GOP logos. They'll fit right in


Liberal or a troll there isn't much of a difference.
 
2014-04-29 11:51:38 AM

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: someonelse: AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: someonelse: AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: The timing could not be worse, and those mentioned above are all shiatheads. Sterling because he's a despicable racist, his bimbo for recording his rants, but most of all, TMZ for running with it.

 It's not TMZ's job to protect the best interests of the Clippers. Damn you for making me defend TMZ, by the way.

Sorry for feeling as though TMZ should have kept a lid on this until after the Clippers season was over one way or another.  My whole point in these posts is that I feel bad that the PLAYERS have to deal with this crap in the midst of a playoff run.  Like I said in my initial post, the impact on Sterling would be the same regardless of the timing.

It's unfortunate for the players, but they are more than fairly compensated. And again, there is no reason TMZ should be acting primarily the best interests of a professional sports franchise. That's the owner's job, and he failed spectacularly.

And he has been, for years.  It's curious that up until now nobody seemed to care.  And like you said, the players are well compensated.  I wonder who will be the first to hand their paycheck back to him in protest?


Because there's a long history of workers protesting management by ... handing back their paychecks? That makes the kind of sense that doesn't.

The fact that Sterling has been a sexist, racist jackhole for so long in no way mitigates his failure. And it's not unusual for for sexist, racist jackholes to survive and thrive in corporate America.

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2014-04-29 12:07:24 PM

someonelse: AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: someonelse: AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: someonelse: AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: The timing could not be worse, and those mentioned above are all shiatheads. Sterling because he's a despicable racist, his bimbo for recording his rants, but most of all, TMZ for running with it.

 It's not TMZ's job to protect the best interests of the Clippers. Damn you for making me defend TMZ, by the way.

Sorry for feeling as though TMZ should have kept a lid on this until after the Clippers season was over one way or another.  My whole point in these posts is that I feel bad that the PLAYERS have to deal with this crap in the midst of a playoff run.  Like I said in my initial post, the impact on Sterling would be the same regardless of the timing.

It's unfortunate for the players, but they are more than fairly compensated. And again, there is no reason TMZ should be acting primarily the best interests of a professional sports franchise. That's the owner's job, and he failed spectacularly.

And he has been, for years.  It's curious that up until now nobody seemed to care.  And like you said, the players are well compensated.  I wonder who will be the first to hand their paycheck back to him in protest?

Because there's a long history of workers protesting management by ... handing back their paychecks? That makes the kind of sense that doesn't.

The fact that Sterling has been a sexist, racist jackhole for so long in no way mitigates his failure. And it's not unusual for for sexist, racist jackholes to survive and thrive in corporate America.

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Nice straw-man to compare me to "The Donald" ya knee-jerk asshole.  In case you hadn't noticed, I'm on the PLAYERS side here.  I'm just saying they should have the courage of their convictions ... and wearing your warm-ups inside-out doesn't cut it.   Let's see any one of them refuse to play or not cash a check written against the racists account on principal.  Or do you think pro basketball player live paycheck-to-paycheck and can't afford to miss one?
 
2014-04-29 12:17:33 PM
Here's another little factoid.   Did you know Mr. Sterling is a registered Democrat?
 
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