Sterling: 'We don't evaluate what's right and wrong, we live in a society. We live in a culture. We have to live within that culture.'
in the Colorado Springs area had what's probably the right reaction to the news that noted bigot
(and Los Angeles Clippers owner) Donald Sterling
was today banned from the NBA for life, fined $2.5 million and will potentially have his team taken from him by the other owners: Pure joy.
the National Basketball Association's decision, as delivered today by commissioner Adam Silver:
"The central findings of the investigation are that the man whose voice is heard on the recording and on a second recording from the same conversation that was released on Sunday is Mr. Sterling and that the hateful opinions voiced by that man are those of Mr. Sterling," said Silver, adding later: "Accordingly, effective immediately, I am banning Mr. Sterling for life from any association with the Clippers organization or the NBA."
But not all locals seemed to think it a good thing that people experience the corrective blowback for outrageous actions — including pretty much everybody in this Gazette
thread — so let's look at a few people who just don't quite seem to get the problem. (Plus somebody who takes the issue to Shaq.)
And let's not forget boys and girls: You're free to speech, but not to skip the consequences of your speech-ing.
What a country.