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Red Steele
Veteran Advisor

More South African Progressivism

you just cannot make up a nightmare script like the one playing out in LA.

 

http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/nba-names-**bleep**-parsons-interim-ceo-of-los-angeles-clippers-0...

 

A black advisor to Barry, that lost billions for first Time, and then Citigroup. You guys do the math on this one. The signature quote was from "Doc" Rivers when he implied whose team it actually was.

 

On the video clip version, they  just need a soulful version of Woody Guthrie's "This team is your team, this team is my team" playing .

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Red Steele
Veteran Advisor

Re: More South African Progressivism

Link goes elsewhere , here is the text.

 

"This is an issue that's actually bigger than just the Clippers, bigger than just the NBA in my judgment," Parsons said. "The whole world is kind of watching how, frankly, we as a country navigate our way through this crisis. So if I can help, I'm happy to try."

The NBA chose Parsons, the 66-year-old former Citigroup chairman and former Time Warner chairman and CEO, as interim CEO of the Clippers on Friday.

"I think it's a very good hire for us," said Doc Rivers, Clippers coach and senior vice president of basketball operations.

Parsons will oversee the management of the franchise and represent it at owners meetings while the league tries to force Sterling to sell following his lifetime ban for making racist remarks.

With Sterling barred from anything to do with the team or league, and team President Andy Roeser on an indefinite leave of absence, the league and Clippers worked together to find someone to lead the organization along with Rivers, who has spoken with Parsons a couple times.

"They've done a great job," Rivers said. "I trust the league in this so well. They're smarter than me in this. I don't have a lot to say, to be honest, and it's because I don't think I should have a lot to say in it."

Parsons, who is black, met with Commissioner Adam Silver on Monday and accepted the position Thursday. He had gotten to know Silver, then the deputy commissioner, when Time Warner owned the Atlanta Hawks, and he supports what Silver is trying to do now in his first crisis since replacing David Stern in February.

"He's a good man and he's trying to do the right thing and he's trying to do it in the right way, and he could use some help," Parsons said during a phone interview.

Parsons is currently a senior adviser at Providence Equity Partners and sits on the board of directors for the Commission on Presidential Debates. He has also been on President Barack Obama's economic advisory team.

A graduate of the University of Hawaii, where he played basketball, Parsons earned a law degree from Albany Law School in 1971 and became a staff lawyer for New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller. He moved to Washington when Rockefeller was appointed vice president, and also worked closely with President Gerald Ford.

Parsons left the legal field in 1988 to become president, then chairman and CEO of Dime Bancorp, Inc. He was Time Warner chairman and CEO from 2002-08, then chairman of Citigroup from 2009-12.

Silver said in a statement that Parsons "will bring extraordinary leadership and immediate stability to the Clippers organization."

"**bleep**'s credentials as a proven chief executive speak for themselves and I am extremely grateful he accepted this responsibility," Silver added.

The owners' advisory/finance committee has already held two conference calls since Silver banned Sterling, fined him $2.5 million and said he would urge owners to force Sterling to sell the franchise he has owned since 1981.

That would require Sterling to be charged with violating the league's constitution and bylaws, followed by a three-fourths vote of owners after a hearing. Sterling's estranged wife, Shelly, wants to keep her 50 percent ownership stake in the team, her lawyer said Thursday, and Silver said so far the ban only applies to Donald Sterling.

While that potential fight goes on, the Clippers are trying to stay focused on the playoffs following their most successful regular season ever. They are tied with the Oklahoma City Thunder entering Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal series.

Parsons said he wouldn't be involved in an ownership fight and hopes one won't even be necessary, that "cooler heads and rationality" would allow the NBA and the Clippers to work through the turmoil without a legal battle. He doesn't know how long that could take.

"I know the NBA would love to get this done before the next season begins, but who knows what's going to happen? It's open ended," Parsons said.

"We're here until sort of we can work our way through the point of transition."

 

 

BA Deere
Honored Advisor

Re: More South African Progressivism

It will be interesting to "follow the money" to see `Cui bono` on this Clippers deal.  Sterling`s  ho was extorting him, apparently a man`s home isn`t his castle, if he speaks his mind he can get his "wealth redistributed".  I`ll bet as little as 10 years ago, Sterling`s wrists would`ve been slapped, but a tearful apology would`ve gotten him out of it.  It would`ve been his whore that would be in trouble, but this is poltical correctness run amuck.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2622076/V-Stiviano-investigation-allegedly-extorting-shamed-...  

 

 

Sterling`s wife wants to hold on to her 50% of the Clippers, which is very shrewd, so that whoever is behind this doesn`t steal the whole team from them.   I probably wouldn`t personally like Sterling, but that shouldn`t allow the crows to peck at his eyeballs.

Red Steele
Veteran Advisor

Re: More South African Progressivism

$100 says that the wealthy Jewish community in America sees this as a wakeup call on private property rights in America.

 

"Sterling" might be a bottom of the barrell scumbag, but to use an illegal taping of a man's intimate conversations to strip his property rights should start some bells ringing.

 

 

schnurrbart
Veteran Advisor

Re: More South African Progressivism

You guys had best check into the by-laws of the NBA and the NFL before you reach the end of the pier and find that there are no more boards under you!
BA Deere
Honored Advisor

Re: More South African Progressivism

Oh, I have no doubt that there aren`t bylaws that owners have in which they effectively surender their 1st amendment rights for the "privilage" to own a team.  Apparently, it`s fine for a NBA team owner to commit adultery with a whore...that`s fine, it`s just if in the privacy of your own home you say something that maybe comes out wrong, that whore can illegally record what you say, try to extort you and when that fails go public with that recording and then force you to sell your team for pennies on the dollar...okay, I understand now. 

 

BTW, I wonder if a Black, team owner calls white people "honkies" in the privacy of his home, will he too lose his team?   just wondering, or is this like everything else, a liberal double standard?

Red Steele
Veteran Advisor

Re: More South African Progressivism

I listened to the tape and didn't hear any name calling. I did hear an old man tell his whore that he didn't want her seen in public with large black men, and that reflects insecurity more than any thing else I can think of. I guess that if he was insecure about her preference for large white men, he would have said that instead.

 

I am going to be honest here...I don't have a whore, I am not a liberal, but if I was, and if I did, I would not want her cavorting around with black men, either. Or white men, or yellow men, or red men. I guess that is just the way I am.

 

Like I said, this is starting to resemble South Africa more and more.