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Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Audio Tape...
Honestly, this is the most surreal thing you'll encounter this weekend. I won't say anything, just listen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhT6d5fMhzI

Wow...
26-Apr-2014 09:38 AM
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RE: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Audio Tape...
WowWow

What the F was that? Is this new, old?

26-Apr-2014 10:23 AM
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RE: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Audio Tape...
The owner sounded drunk and the GF was steering the conversation, for what I can imagine was financial gain.
26-Apr-2014 10:25 AM
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RE: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Audio Tape...
(26-Apr-2014 10:23 AM)1972Murat Wrote:  WowWow

What the F was that? Is this new, old?

This surfaced today.
26-Apr-2014 10:37 AM
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RE: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Audio Tape...
(26-Apr-2014 10:25 AM)britbox Wrote:  The owner sounded drunk and the GF was steering the conversation, for what I can imagine was financial gain.

Might be the case, but it doesn't change much.
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RE: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Audio Tape...
Crazy old timer. Only question is whether this is legit or not.
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RE: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Audio Tape...
(26-Apr-2014 10:37 AM)Broken_Shoelace Wrote:  
(26-Apr-2014 10:25 AM)britbox Wrote:  The owner sounded drunk and the GF was steering the conversation, for what I can imagine was financial gain.

Might be the case, but it doesn't change much.

Maybe not for you. For me, she comes off even worse than him.
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RE: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Audio Tape...
(26-Apr-2014 10:25 AM)britbox Wrote:  The owner sounded drunk and the GF was steering the conversation, for what I can imagine was financial gain.

Well she looks like a hot 30 something year old with an 80 year old owner, I'd imagine the whole relationship is all about financial gain. But regardless, even if she steered the conversation it doesn't matter how drunk he is, the statements are ridiculous. And the guy owns an NBA team, I'd love to see how the Clippers do if they field an all white team.
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RE: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Audio Tape...
(26-Apr-2014 10:47 AM)britbox Wrote:  
(26-Apr-2014 10:37 AM)Broken_Shoelace Wrote:  
(26-Apr-2014 10:25 AM)britbox Wrote:  The owner sounded drunk and the GF was steering the conversation, for what I can imagine was financial gain.

Might be the case, but it doesn't change much.

Maybe not for you. For me, she comes off even worse than him.

She comes off pretty terrible. In the eyes of the public though, she's not the owner of an NBA team so that makes a difference. His comments, drunk or not, steered by a money-hungry girlfriend or not, are absolutely disgusting. And if she did indeed steer the conversation, it's likely due to a historical precedent. So I'll go ahead and think this is not the first time he said something similar, and it wasn't the alcohol that planted these ideas in his head.
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RE: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Audio Tape...
(26-Apr-2014 10:47 AM)DarthFed Wrote:  And the guy owns an NBA team, I'd love to see how the Clippers do if they field an all white team.

Maybe then we'll finally learn the true ethnicity of Blake Griffin!
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RE: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Audio Tape...
(26-Apr-2014 10:47 AM)britbox Wrote:  
(26-Apr-2014 10:37 AM)Broken_Shoelace Wrote:  
(26-Apr-2014 10:25 AM)britbox Wrote:  The owner sounded drunk and the GF was steering the conversation, for what I can imagine was financial gain.

Might be the case, but it doesn't change much.

Maybe not for you. For me, she comes off even worse than him.

Guess it depends on what disturbs you more, a gold digger vs. a hypocritical bigot. In this country I find the latter worse.
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RE: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Audio Tape...
Sure it makes a difference because it's now on public record... but if you recorded many private conversations between people in power when they are assuming it's a private personal conversation and put those conversations in the public domain then the world could probably barely function due to the "outrage" they would generate.
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RE: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Audio Tape...
(26-Apr-2014 10:25 AM)britbox Wrote:  The owner sounded drunk and the GF was steering the conversation, for what I can imagine was financial gain.

It was obvious that she was steering the conversation. His speech was slurred and he was either on drugs or inebriated.

His responses are utterly repugnant.

At the same time, it would seem he has the expectation of privacy, and has the right to feel the way he does and to express himself in his own home.

There are recordings of songs by noted rap groups publicly sharing their hatred and spewing their venom - and people download the songs by the millions. That kind of language is also utterly repugnant to me, but some call it "art".

It will be interesting to see what the NBA does based on a recording that was probably made illegally.
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RE: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Audio Tape...
(26-Apr-2014 10:58 AM)DarthFed Wrote:  
(26-Apr-2014 10:47 AM)britbox Wrote:  
(26-Apr-2014 10:37 AM)Broken_Shoelace Wrote:  
(26-Apr-2014 10:25 AM)britbox Wrote:  The owner sounded drunk and the GF was steering the conversation, for what I can imagine was financial gain.

Might be the case, but it doesn't change much.

Maybe not for you. For me, she comes off even worse than him.

Guess it depends on what disturbs you more, a gold digger vs. a hypocritical bigot. In this country I find the latter worse.

If you talk to most people two or three generations older than yourselves, most come across "bigoted" by modern descriptions.
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RE: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Audio Tape...
(26-Apr-2014 10:59 AM)britbox Wrote:  Sure it makes a difference because it's now on public record... but if you recorded many private conversations between people in power when they are assuming it's a private personal conversation and put those conversations in the public domain then the world could probably barely function due to the "outrage" they would generate.

True, but again, it honestly doesn't change much. People SHOULD be outraged over this.
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RE: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Audio Tape...
(26-Apr-2014 11:02 AM)Broken_Shoelace Wrote:  
(26-Apr-2014 10:59 AM)britbox Wrote:  Sure it makes a difference because it's now on public record... but if you recorded many private conversations between people in power when they are assuming it's a private personal conversation and put those conversations in the public domain then the world could probably barely function due to the "outrage" they would generate.

True, but again, it honestly doesn't change much. People SHOULD be outraged over this.

I am outraged of course for what he said, but also for a gold-digging wench that felt her 15 minutes of fame would come by selling a tape to TMZ
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RE: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Audio Tape...
(26-Apr-2014 11:02 AM)britbox Wrote:  
(26-Apr-2014 10:58 AM)DarthFed Wrote:  
(26-Apr-2014 10:47 AM)britbox Wrote:  
(26-Apr-2014 10:37 AM)Broken_Shoelace Wrote:  
(26-Apr-2014 10:25 AM)britbox Wrote:  The owner sounded drunk and the GF was steering the conversation, for what I can imagine was financial gain.

Might be the case, but it doesn't change much.

Maybe not for you. For me, she comes off even worse than him.

Guess it depends on what disturbs you more, a gold digger vs. a hypocritical bigot. In this country I find the latter worse.

If you talk to most people two or three generations older than yourselves, most come across "bigoted" by modern descriptions.

I'm well aware but some people evolve. This geezer is still in the 60's and what makes it more ridiculous is that he is DATING a minority and making millions through his NBA team that has 1 white guy on it.
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RE: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Audio Tape...
Too many things are wrong with this picture:

-We have a gold digger who is bored with just shopping and wants more fame
-We have an old white man who makes millions off of predominantly black sport that actually hates them.
-By the same token, there is a huge invasion of privacy.

What is the hierarchy here as far as importance of issues are concerned?

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(26-Apr-2014 11:20 AM)DarthFed Wrote:  
(26-Apr-2014 11:02 AM)britbox Wrote:  
(26-Apr-2014 10:58 AM)DarthFed Wrote:  
(26-Apr-2014 10:47 AM)britbox Wrote:  
(26-Apr-2014 10:37 AM)Broken_Shoelace Wrote:  Might be the case, but it doesn't change much.

Maybe not for you. For me, she comes off even worse than him.

Guess it depends on what disturbs you more, a gold digger vs. a hypocritical bigot. In this country I find the latter worse.

If you talk to most people two or three generations older than yourselves, most come across "bigoted" by modern descriptions.

I'm well aware but some people evolve. This geezer is still in the 60's and what makes it more ridiculous is that he is DATING a minority and making millions through his NBA team that has 1 white guy on it.

He's 81 mate. Maybe he will evolve but don't bet your house on it.
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RE: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Audio Tape...
(26-Apr-2014 11:31 AM)britbox Wrote:  
(26-Apr-2014 11:20 AM)DarthFed Wrote:  
(26-Apr-2014 11:02 AM)britbox Wrote:  
(26-Apr-2014 10:58 AM)DarthFed Wrote:  
(26-Apr-2014 10:47 AM)britbox Wrote:  Maybe not for you. For me, she comes off even worse than him.

Guess it depends on what disturbs you more, a gold digger vs. a hypocritical bigot. In this country I find the latter worse.

If you talk to most people two or three generations older than yourselves, most come across "bigoted" by modern descriptions.

I'm well aware but some people evolve. This geezer is still in the 60's and what makes it more ridiculous is that he is DATING a minority and making millions through his NBA team that has 1 white guy on it.

He's 81 mate. Maybe he will evolve but don't bet your house on it.

Oh yes, far too late for that, just the hypocrisy of it all is what is dumbfounding. He must be a complicated little old man.
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