Sunday, April 27, 2014

NBA Owner Says Something Racist, The Stupid Go Into High Gear

From ESPN: An audio recording purportedly of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling making racist remarks to his girlfriend is being investigated by the NBA.
In the recording, the man believed to be Sterling questions his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, about her association with minorities. TMZ reports that Stiviano, who is black and Mexican, posted a picture of her with Magic Johnson on Instagram, a photo that has since been removed.
"It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you're associating with black people. Do you have to?" the man believed to be Sterling says. He continues, "You can sleep with [black people]. You can bring them in, you can do whatever you want. The little I ask you is not to promote it on that ... and not to bring them to my games."
NBA spokesman Mike Bass issued the following statement: "We are in the process of conducting a full investigation into the audio recording obtained by TMZ. The remarks heard on the recording are disturbing and offensive, but at this time we have no further information."
The Clippers have opened their own investigation, team president Andy Roeser said in a statement.
"We have heard the tape on TMZ. We do not know if it is legitimate or it has been altered," he said. "We do know that the woman on the tape -- who we believe released it to TMZ -- is the defendant in a lawsuit brought by the Sterling family alleging that she embezzled more than $1.8 million, who told Mr. Sterling that she would 'get even.'
"Mr. Sterling is emphatic that what is reflected on that recording is not consistent with, nor does it reflect his views, beliefs or feelings. It is the antithesis of who he is, what he believes and how he has lived his life. He feels terrible that such sentiments are being attributed to him and apologizes to anyone who might have been hurt by them.
And the idiots came out in droves.
From TMZ: Donald Sterling would fit in perfectly if he had lived on a cotton plantation before the Civil War ... so says ESPN analyst Chris Broussard -- who compared the team owner to an "antebellum slave master."
Broussard unloaded on Sterling Saturday on Twitter comparing him to a slave owner ... and said he would love to see BOTH teams boycott tomorrow's game.
Broussard adds, "Donald Sterling has the mentality of an antebellum slave master: he makes $ off Blacks but doesn't see them as equals deserving of respect."

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Yeah, those basketball players who make millions of $ a year, who choose to be there and play a kids game are slaves.  Riiiight.
Supposedly, it was a not a secret the owner also is a racist and this is not the first time he said or acted in a racist manner.
But the basketball players and coaches still signed contracts and accepted millions of dollars from the racist owner and now they compain?
And from the NAACP: "If these allegations are proven true, we are extremely disappointed in Mr. Sterling," Alice Huffman, president of the NAACP California State Conference, said in the release. "Recent remarks like these, and those of Cliven Bundy, remind us that racism is not a footnote of our past, but a reality of our present that we must confront head on. 
Umm, what Cliven Bundy said was not racist- he made a stupid statement but it was not racist.
And then the media goes to even worse racists, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, or maybe the 2 racisits went to the media to be in front of the camera's and they babbled on and on.  Why anybody would even listen to Sharpton and Jackson.  They are racists on par with the modern day KKK.
What Sterling said is racist and he will have to deal with it. 
And if the NBA is serious, it will be the players who will deal with the problem.  If they continue to accept their paychecks from the man, then they couldn't care less what Sterling said.  If they boycott the team, that will send a strong message.


  1. Bundy pondered whether or not blacks would be better off under slavery, implied that they should learn to pick cotton, and also implied that ALL black people are on the public dole with "nothing to do," and more. In what context is any of that "not racist?"

  2. Wrong.

  3. He's a quasi-compassionate racist then? Sorry, I'm not seeing how this context removes the racism that drips from what he says.

  4. Jamie, you need to listen to the entire tape of what Bundy said.
    He was talking about family life and how the federal government with their programs detroyed the black family.

  5. And I would say this, anybody who supports governemnt welfare programs that help those are not in need, are racist themselves.
    Government programs should be there for those who truly need it. But liberals are the racists who think a lifetime on the government dole is good. They are the real racists.

  6. I know what he was talking about, Dan. But he said it all in a very racist way. You can't get away from "they never learned to pick cotton," there's no context that fixes it.

  7. Bundy took his own limited experience of some poor black people in NLV, and applied it to--what sounded like, at least--all black people.

    As for a lifetime on the public dole, there are limits on welfare. You can't be on it "for life."

  8. "...sounded like..."

    Then turn off your lib blinders for 11 seconds and listen to the entire tape. It's obvious you didn't.

  9. Tell me what it is you think I'm missing, anonymous.

  10. Picking cotton is not racist. My white great grandparents managed to do so on their farm.

    You have a preconceived notion that Bundy is racist, and are unwilling to consider any other option.

    Even if Bundy were a racist, please ask yourself why a government needs to send a SWAT team to collect unpaid fees. That is the issue you are so easily distracted from.

  11. First: I didn't think Bundy was a racist until racist things came tumbling from his mouth. And for someone who complains that I'm not seeing context, you are SURELY not seeing context in regard to picking cotton.

    Second: the response to bundy was heavy due to threats by Bundy's wife and family of being armed! Of course they came armed, they were warned!

    Lastly: Bundy has no legal leg to stand on. WHAT is it that you think is worth fighting for here?

  12. That is a blatant lie. My family picked cotton (among other crops). It is not a racist term. But then again, that's the left's MO -- pick anything and turn it into a race hustling scheme.

    The SWAT deployment was long before an armed response, much less the "threats" being received. Perhaps the BLM got a first hand look at Newton's Third Law -- for every action, there's an equal reaction.

    As far as Bundy goes, even though he may not have a leg to stand on does NOT deny him his Constitutional Rights under the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Amendments. This is a civil action which does not, will not, and never will warrant a paramilitary response. The fact that you choose to ignore this fact shows how statists like you are willing to lick the jackboots that step on your neck.

  13. Whatever anonymous. Find better heroes.

  14. So you have nothing to rebut with, so you resort to more slander.

    Real class act.

  15. Slander? This from a person who called me a liar? And won't even use his/her own name? Come on..

  16. Again, you fail to answer the original question, so you deflect with a personal attack.

  17. You have a strange definition of "personal attack." But excuse me, what was the original question, "is Cliven Bundy racist?" The answer to that is pretty clearly, "yes."

  18. Even if Bundy were a racist, please ask yourself why a government needs to send a SWAT team to collect unpaid fees.

  19. You refuse to answer that question, which is no surprise because you are inherently intellectually dishonest.

  20. I didn't refuse to answer the question, and you are wrong when you say I'm inherently intellectually dishonest, but thank you for your analysis, Dr. Anonymous. I told you, they arrived with armaments because Mrs. Bundy had already warned them that the BUNDY side would be armed. But so what? This guy has been taking advantage of the government for two decades, and has lost repeatedly in court. I frankly don't care that they came armed. They turned out to be right. They were met with guns. I still can't believe that there were militia men with guns on the feds, and that they didn't end up dead or in jail. And I can't believe you'd support them.

  21. I'm not supporting them, so there you go again with your pathological lying.

    It's a civil matter. It does not warrant a SWAT response. It never will warrant a SWAT response. The fact that you see no problem with this because the Bundy's are racists (in your view) and to the right (in your view) tells me all I need to know about you -- another dishonest apologist of a government that would willingly squash you like a bug. It is people like you that are the greatest enemies of this Republic.

  22. And a side note -- this thread is about an idiotic owner of an NBA team and his comments. You've hijacked this thread into a Bundy rant.

    Do you care to address the comments by Sterling, how said comments were obtained by an illegal wiretap, or the subsequent comments by a former NBA star who is calling for a segregated league?

    I don't think you have an answer for those.

  23. I didn't hijack anything, I was responding to Dan's comment about Cliven Bundy.

    Sterling is a racist. I frankly don't care about the details of the case. I'm not a sports fan. If laws were broken to obtain the recording, then the proper justice should be meted out. I don't think I *care* if you don't think I have an answer for these.