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Tony_Starks
03-16-2011, 05:31 PM
This is a very good article on the stunts that Donald Sterling has been pulling for years and how Stern just stands by and does nothing. I didn't post the whole article because its kinda lengthy but check it out..




Fear and loathing of David Stern

By Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports
Mar 15, 7:23 pm EDT

The commissioner’s office will never escape this truth: In so many ways, Donald Sterling has carried out the NBA ownership vision of David Stern.

Bully and mistreat your employees.

Treat the front office and coaches like necessary evils with bare minimum salaries and staffing.

NBA commissioner David Stern recently chastised Magic coach Stan Van Gundy.

Stern has long preached that coaches are too expensive, scouts too plentiful and perhaps no one has heeded the commissioner’s words like the Los Angeles Clippers’ owner. He has a history of hiring them cheap, and refusing to honor contracts. The NBA has a history of letting it go without protests.

Yes, Stern’s silence and inaction on Sterling’s despicable behavior has to be considered as some level of approval. Now, Kim Hughes tells the story to the Racine (Wis.) Journal-Times about how Sterling didn’t pay for his prostate cancer surgery as a Clippers assistant coach several years ago. Clippers players contributed much of the $70,000 needed to take care of the costs that weren’t covered by Hughes’ medical insurance.

And once Sterling fires those coaches and scouts, he often stops paying the balance of their contracts. He dares them to sue. Some can, and do. Some can’t afford the legal fight and end up settling for pennies on the dollar.

This happened with scouts Scott Wissel and Jerry Holloway a year ago. They made less than six figures a year, and the Clippers simply stopped paying them. Essentially, Sterling was telling them, “The season’s over, and so what if your deal runs October to October. It’s April, get lost and we aren’t paying you.”

Eventually, Holloway won a settlement, and Wissel had to fight more than a year to get part of his money. Where was the league office? Where was Stern’s indignity?

This has been going on for years, and the commissioner’s office has allowed it. Often the only injustices in the NBA are injustices directed at Stern. He saves his moral indignity for those daring to challenge him, like Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy late last week. For Stern, here was a crusade worthy of his ire.

Van Gundy tried to make sense of 593 foul calls without so much as a flagrant foul on Dwight Howard(notes). And after speaking the truest words of the season – saying that Stern doesn’t allow dissenting opinions in the NBA, that free speech is a scarce commodity on league issues – the commissioner reacted in a most predictable, childish way on state-run NBA radio. After refusing to confront Van Gundy directly and promising to take the matter to Magic ownership, Stern sounded like a power-drunk small-town mayor saying “… We won’t be hearing from him for the rest of the season.”



http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=aw-sternnba031511

Phenomenonsense
03-16-2011, 05:35 PM
This just in: Stern is corrupt!

Slimsim
03-16-2011, 05:51 PM
Stern happy that someone Still owns the clippers and won't do anything to jeopardize it.

REGular
03-16-2011, 05:53 PM
Stern happy that someone Still owns the clippers and won't do anything to jeopardize it.

That's silly. The Clippers are the joke that they are b/c Sterling has ruined that franchise.

You think it would be hard to sell an NBA franchise in LA?

knicks_champ
03-16-2011, 05:54 PM
Wow and these Knicks fans thought Dolan was the worst owner.

GoatMilk
03-16-2011, 05:55 PM
stern just has a vendetta against some guys

Gram
03-16-2011, 05:56 PM
Sterling's a little b!tch and Stern does anything to keep himself away from any drama, some commissioner. :S

NJ Raven
03-16-2011, 07:31 PM
Sterling is an awful owner.

Tony_Starks
03-16-2011, 07:47 PM
Im actually shocked that nobody has included Stern in their lawsuits against Sterling? It seems to me that if you could prove that Stern had knowledge of Sterlings tactics and did nothing about it he should be at least partially responsible.....

Would probably be a hard case to prove and win but the bad PR for Stern would at least force him to do something about Sterling if nothing else to save face in the media.

B'sCeltsPatsSox
03-16-2011, 07:48 PM
I read somewhere that Stern liked what Sterling was doing.

PatsSoxKnicks
03-16-2011, 07:52 PM
Wow and these Knicks fans thought Dolan was the worst owner.

Dolan is a terrible owner, he's just not as bad as Sterling. And obviously there's a big difference, Dolan is just a stupid idiot who lacks a brain whereas Sterling is racist, sexist and just outright evil. Both are still known for losing though.

JNA17
03-16-2011, 07:53 PM
first the surgery now this comes up, wonder what else Sterling has done that makes him look like an *******.

PatsSoxKnicks
03-16-2011, 07:56 PM
Im actually shocked that nobody has included Stern in their lawsuits against Sterling? It seems to me that if you could prove that Stern had knowledge of Sterlings tactics and did nothing about it he should be at least partially responsible.....

Would probably be a hard case to prove and win but the bad PR for Stern would at least force him to do something about Sterling if nothing else to save face in the media.

Does Stern care what people think of him though? Everyone knows he's a power hungry ******* and I'm sure he knows people think he's that but he doesn't seem to care.

shen
03-16-2011, 08:03 PM
I truly wish someone would get rid of Stern. He is an idiot and should be banned from ever even watching or reading anything related to Basketball. He sickens me and this Sterling business just shows how much a punk he is.

LA_cabals
03-16-2011, 08:19 PM
Dare I say it's maybe because they're both of the same religion...

:ohno: :shrug:

mttwlsn16
03-16-2011, 08:25 PM
hes 83 and probably nowhere near death unfortunately

shen
03-16-2011, 08:45 PM
http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/corruptnba/

I encourage everyone to sign. I encourage everyone to write, email, call, tweet, ect all owners in the league to remove Stern. Stern will destroy the NBA if not removed and soon.

Anilyzer
03-16-2011, 08:48 PM
Sterling's Clippers suck value from the NBA in many ways:

1. They don't contribute anything to the competition or glamour of the league.
2. They get their fat cut of revenue sharing.
3. The drag down the value of league by playing 82 boring and meaningless games a year.
4. Sterling's incredibly arrogant and subtly racist actions make everyone like the league a little bit less.
5. Countless top draft picks go to the Clippers every year, and then languish and fail to develop their full potential. Currently Blake Griffin is jailed there, and although this is a fun year for Clippers, in spite of themselves really, if Griffin were on a better team, for instance a Portland, Dallas or NY, the league would make tens of millions more in revenues this year and the value of the league would increase. And although this is a fairly ok Clipper season, within a few years the Griffin situation turns nasty, as he wants to be competitive, his agents want a max extension, he wants better teammates and then he wants out.

Then Sterling will start his whole process over again, dragging Griffin through years of ugliness and bitter contention and unhappiness, dragging down the whole league and sucking even more fun out of it. Great for Sterling though--he seems to revel in this kind of ****, and even in the midst of the ugliest disputes and the most horrible Clipper seasons, he can be seen yucking it up *har har har* and enjoying himself, laughing at all the pitiful LA fans who think he would ever give a rat's *** about them, the Clippers, the players or the NBA in general.

And of course the next #1 pick in the draft will go to the Clippers anyway.

Sure he can act superior, but there's nothing to stop us from noticing that he is the consumate failure as an NBA owner--a ludicrous figure in sports history who is virtually synonymous with incompetence and arrogance. Anything worth doing is worth doing right, and the Clippers are all wrong, from the name "Clippers" on downward. Of course it's a free country, and the rich guy in the little lord fontelroy suit is entitled to mess up the game anyway he sees fit; however we can still be entertained by the old guy's foolishness, and the occasional spoiled tantrums or poopy-pants episodes.

have a nice day

PLAYERS FAN
03-16-2011, 09:05 PM
Stern is a communist(Bolsheviks or Mensheviks) in heart!

IBleedPurple
03-16-2011, 09:42 PM
Worst owner in all of sports.........You can hate Al Davis, and several others......but this guy is the scum of the earth

Gram
03-16-2011, 09:58 PM
hes 83 and probably nowhere near death unfortunately

He's not even 70 dude. 68 I think.

shen
03-16-2011, 10:06 PM
Actually Sterling born in 1933.