Sterling Fired

Today, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver fired Donald Sterling as an NBA owner.

BSP says Sterling is in great position to retain ownership of the team IF he chooses to do so. In fact, his position is even better than it was before the comments became public. If I were Sterling, which I am not, I’d demand a billion dollars minimum from the league to take the team. Maybe $1.5B. Sterling only leaves if he consents to it.

First, there’s such a thing as freedom of speech. Last I remember, this is America and there’s a Bill of Rights and unless it causes a threat to public safety, you can say what you want. Second, the tape is an egregious violation of privacy rights. Sterling certainly didn’t consent to have that conversation taped nor published. Third, the league has forced Sterling into the position where he loses fair market value.

TMZ says tonight Sterling’s former girlfriend is going to publish a sex tape within the next three days. How classy. I don’t think Sterling’s involved in it, thank goodness.

Now the NBA can get back to business as usual — fixing games for ratings sake.

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About bittersportspills

I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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