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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Suspension Heard Around The World!

The NBA and it's commissioner Adam Silver completed their investigation of the Donald Sterling case.  The NBA has banned Sterling for life and fined him 2.5 million dollars.  Silver also urged the rest of the NBA owners to vote Sterling out and force him to sell the Clippers.  Silver said that a 3/4 vote is needed and he fully expects to get that number.
I feel the punishment was appropriate.  Adam Silver needed to really bring down the hammer  if he wanted to get a grip on this situation, and he did.  The reaction from the rest of the world seems to be the same.  Everyone is happy with the ruling.  I'm sure in the near future more stories will come out about Sterling but the NBS and the Clippers need to just move on as fast as they can.
The only negative attention the ruling is getting today is that people knew Sterling was a racist and the NBA never did anything about it so why now.  Well I'll tell you why.  This story was to big to ignore.  The other thing is what could the NBA have done?  There were two cases before involving Sterling and racism.  The first one went to court regarding Elguin Baylor and Sterling was told by group of his peers that he was not at fault.  The other one was settled so fast that the NBA didn't even get a chance to review it.  There hands were tied in both situations.  Can we really blame the NBA for not doing anything about this?  The reality is many people know of someone that needs help and they do nothing until the shit hits the fan.  The NBA responded to a situation that needed there attention and they got it right.  The moral of this story is to becarefull of what you say and who you say it to.  People will do anything for 15 minutes of fame.  Donald Sterling learned that the hard way.

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