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Remember when I said I hoped everyone realized where the Donald Sterling case was going to lead?

Remember that?

There are those that will say that as long as the government is not coming after people for words they say, then our right to free speech is untouched. But, at a certain point we are soon going to be living in a nation where we have the freedom to speak, but might be to afraid to use it. A nation with defacto speech codes barring certain thoughts from being expressed, then, maybe a nation with speech codes dictating that we MUST express certain views or else. In short, a nation where anyone stepping out of line will be subjected to bullying, intimidation, and thuggery. A nation where expressing yourself on Twitter, Facebook, or your personal blog, or even in a private conversation might cost you your livelihood. 

Well, folks, that day I wrote about is closer every day. We are now hearing that NBA players do not want to stop at punishing Sterling. They are not willing to stop at merely taking his team away. Now they want to make his family pay to

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James says NBA players believe nobody in Donald Sterling’s family should be able to own the Los Angeles Clippers.

Sterling has been banned for life for making racist comments and Commissioner Adam Silver has urged owners to force Sterling to sell the franchise. But Silver said no decisions had been made about the rest of Sterling’s family.

The attorney for Shelly Sterling, Sterling’s estranged wife, said her client intends to keep her 50 percent of the franchise.

But James says Sunday that players “don’t feel like no one in his family should be able to own the team.”

“At the end of the day, this is going to be a long litigation when it comes to that,” said James, ESPN noted. “This guy who’s owned the team since the ’80s is not going to just give the team up in a day. So we understand it’s going to be long, but we want what’s right.”

Got that folks? How far should we take that scorched earth policy? Maybe we should never allow his grand children to own a team either. Or maybe we need to make sure their opinions are “acceptable” before we “allow” them to buy a team, or maybe before we allow them to buy any business. Is this type of Totalitarian thinking really what we wish to give credence to? This is VERY dangerous territory here. Now, for the first time, someone is advocating punishing family members of someone who says offensive things. I ask you, what will we do when everyone is afraid of speaking, lest their employers fine them and march the off to re-education camp?

Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones was fined an undisclosed amount Sunday and will undergo educational training after sending negative tweets about Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be selected in the NFL draft.

Shortly after the St. Louis Rams took Sam in the seventh round Saturday, Jones tweeted “OMG” and “Horrible.” The tweets were taken down a short time later.

Jones apologized for his comments Sunday and described them as inappropriate. The Dolphins said Jones has been excused from all team activities until he completes training related to his comments.

“We were disappointed to read Don’s tweets,” coach Joe Philbin said in a statement. “They were inappropriate and unacceptable, and we regret the negative impact these comments had on such an important weekend for the NFL. We met with Don today about respect, discrimination and judgment. These comments are not consistent with the values and standards of our program.”

This is what you get with an over sensitive society that gives words greater importance than deeds. Don’t believe me? Ask yourself this. If Donald Sterling had been drinking, and run over someone, killing them, would his team be taken away from him? I bet not. so, this is where we are now. Killing someone is now less an issue than offending them.

Why does the NBA allow some racists to skate by?

So, the NBA dropped its hammer on a racist dirtbag named Donald Sterling, the soon to be former owner of the LA Clippers. Fine, good riddance to bad rubbish. But, if the NBA REALLY wants to get racists out of its league, why allow Spike Lee to be at the press conference announcing the penalty for Sterling?

Lee now works for Sirius XM NBA Radio – an outlet run by the NBA. Lee’s racial history is pockmarked with ugly racial comments. In February, Lee complained about the gentrification of Harlem in racial terms, telling an audience questioner who praised changes to theneighborhood, “Let me just kill you right now.” He continued, “Have you seen Fort Greene Park in the morning? It’s like the mother*****’ Westminster Dog Show….When you see white mothers pushing their babies in strollers, three o’clock in the morning on 125th Street, that must tell you something.”

After the Trayvon Martin shooting, Lee posted the address of George Zimmerman’s parents on Twitter. After visiting South Africa in the early 1990s, he stated, “I seriously wanted to pick up a gun and shoot whites. The only way to resolve matters is by bloodshed.”

And he says this of interracial couples: “I give interracial couples a look. Daggers. They get uncomfortable when they see me on the street.”

Lee has starred in NBA commercials, now stars on their radio station on Sirius XM, and is apparently the perfect person for a front-row seat about punishing racism in the NBA.

Hmmm, double standards? How about Jay Z and his racist necklace?

Black people are the fathers and mothers of civilization, white men are the devil, the Christian god is nothing more than a ghost and only a small percentage of people understand the world.

These are just some of the ­beliefs behind the bling — the gaudy Five Percent Nation ­medallions worn by Jay Z and Carmelo Anthony.

Last week, all eyes at the Barclays Center weren’t on Jay Z’s better half, Beyoncé — but on the coaster-size golden pendant swinging from the rapper’s neck as the couple sat court side. Asked once if the group’s symbol — an eight-pointed star with the number 7 in the middle — held any meaning for him, the rapper shrugged, “A little bit.”

So what exactly do Five Percenters believe?

“The rationale is that the black man is God and created the universe, and is physically stronger and intellectually stronger and more righteous naturally,” says Michael Muhammad Knight, an author of two books on the radical group.

“Whiteness is weak and wicked and inferior — basically just an errant child who needs to be corrected.”

Wait, ta star player ALSO sports this vile symbol of Black Supremacy? Where IS the commish? Jay Z was, or maybe still is a minority owner of the Nets. So, where is the outrage? All I see is hypocrisy and phony outrage frankly. Yes, Sterling is a despicable man, but a racist is a racist is a racist right? Or are some racists exempt from being shamed and given the boot?

Donald Sterling Banned From NBA For Life, Fined $2.5M (Video)

Breaking: : Clippers Owner Banned From NBA For Life, Fined $2.5 Million – Independent Journal Review

The NBA has come down on LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling and it has come down hard.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced at a press conference Tuesday that Sterling will be suspended for life and fined $2.5 million in the wake of his alleged racist remarks. Silver also said that he will “do everything in my power” to force the sale of the Clippers:

“The hateful opinions voiced by that man are those of Mr. Sterling. The views expressed by Mr. Sterling are deeply offensive and harmful. That they came from an NBA owner only heightens the damage and my personal outrage.

I am banning Mr. Sterling for life from any association with the Clippers association or the NBA. Mr. Sterling may not attend any NBA games or practices; he may not be present at any Clippers facility, and he may not participate in any business or decisions involving the team.”

Silver said the $2.5 million fine against Sterling will be donated to anti-discrimination organizations.

Under NBA rules, 75 percent of the league’s owners must approve the removal of a franchise owner, but Silver is confident that Sterling will indeed be removed:

“I’ve spoken to several owners, and I have their full support.”

Did Donald Sterling get what he deserved?

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Check out a new Blog from Chris Wysocki

Chris is a fine blogger, and a blogging friend of this fine blog, so, I urge you to go check out his new venture, “He’s Pretty Fly For a Jersey Guy”

Also check out Wyblog where Chris expresses his feelings on Jason Collins, Gay NBA player/Publicity seeker/hero of the Left

What team wouldn’t beat a path to his door, now that Jason Collins has courageously admitted that he’s gay?

Pardon my cynicism, but c’mon already, it’s pure marketing genius. Being homosexual doesn’t make him a better basketball player. But being The First Gay Basketball Player? When he’s a free agent journeyman nearing the end of his career? We’re talking signing bonus, baby!

If he’s not picked up, the NBA is homophobic.

If he’s not paid more than his team’s average salary, the NBA is homophobic.

If he’s benched, or cut, the NBA is homophobic.

Plus, having The First Gay NBA Player on your roster is guaranteed to sell lots of tickets. Or the fans are homophobic.


I, of course, have my own thoughts on Jason Collins. First, and foremost. I had one reaction when I heard the media blowing this story out of proportion. That thought was “who freaking cares!” Sorry to let ESPN and the rest of the sports, and news media in on a secret, but America could not care less who this guy, or any other player sleeps with. I know the media loves to pretend that America is Homopobic so they can pretend that this story really matters. But, again, most of us do not care a whit about this story! I would also add that if the media really wants a BIG story, let them find the first WNBA player to come out as straight, now that might shock some folks.

Seriously though, look for Collins to have a book deal, and get some media spotlight. And while I am not saying that is all this is about, I am betting it is a large part of it. And no amount of the media calling this man a hero, or brave, is going to change reality. And that reality is no one really cares if he is Gay.


Thuggery you say?

A Nod to the Gods compares the bad behavior of NBA players and NFL players, and comes up with some shocking results

36 have been accused of spousal abuse

7 have been arrested for fraud

19 have been accused of writing bad checks

117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses

3 have done time for assault

71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit

14 have been arrested on drug-related charges

8 have been arrested! for shoplifting

21 currently are defendants in lawsuits, and 84 have been arrested for drunk driving in the last year !

OK, time to vote kids, which way do you vote?

If you said NBA, you are wrong

However if you said the NFL, you are still wrong

That abysmal record belongs not to the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, or any sports leagues. The real thugs do not dunk, run for TD’s steal bases, hit home runs or skate in hockey arenas. They inhabit Congress. And if you think that is a scary stat, just think about this. The people these folks are supposed to represent, keep electing them.


Heat outlast Celtics, move on to NBA Finals

The Heat finally won a close game late, as Bosh, Wade and Lebron James were too much for Boston

The Miami Heat are headed back to the NBA finals.

LeBron James had 31 points and 12 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 23 points and the Heat rallied from as many as 11 points down to beat the Boston Celtics 101-88 on Saturday night in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Chris Bosh finished with 19 points off the Miami bench, and made a 3-pointer that sparked a huge Heat run to end the game.

Next up: The Heat play Game 1 of the title series in Oklahoma City on Tuesday night.


Thunder rolls as OKC advances to NBA Finals 107-99

The Spurs looked unstoppable in the first two games, but the Thunder proved that this is their time 

Oklahoma City Thunder logo
Oklahoma City Thunder logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant had 34 points and 14 rebounds while playing all of regulation for the first time all season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder claimed a spot in the NBA finals by beating the San Antonio Spurs 107-99 on Wednesday night.

Russell Westbrook added 25 points for the Thunder, who trailed Game 6 of the Western Conference finals by 18 in the first half and erased a 15-point halftime deficit before pulling ahead to stay in the fourth.

Durant grabbed the final rebound, dribbled the ball across halfcourt and raised his right fist to celebrate with a sold-out crowd. The franchise will play for the NBA title for the first time since 1996, before relocating from Seattle. 

The final logo of the SuperSonics
The final logo of the SuperSonics (Photo credit: Wikipedia)