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Stern supporting the bully tactics of Sterling

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08:08 AM ET 03.16 | Stan Van Gundy wound up in David Stern's doghouse ("We won't be hearing from him for the rest of the season.") for comments about Dwight Howard, but where does he stand on Donald Sterling? 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. Bully and mistreat your employees. Treat the front office and coaches like necessary evils with bare minimum salaries and staffing.

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March 16, 2011  08:12 AM ET

That's a face you can trust.

March 16, 2011  08:12 AM ET

Um, shouldn't this be on the NBA thread?

March 16, 2011  08:15 AM ET

and that is why the clippers are the clippers.

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March 16, 2011  09:00 AM ET

Sterling is terrible ...save Blake!

March 16, 2011  09:07 AM ET

Both Stern and Sterlin are too old for this generation. They have run like dictators in this world of freedom and democracy. It's pitiful we have people like this in high offices. Just like the NFL... fans are ready to give the league. All the players and owners have to do is find a way to split the money and that's so hard they rather have the fans keep their money. What kinda stupidity is that? If Stern and Sterlin continue to run this league the NBA will be locked out just like the NFL. F Stern and Sterlin.

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March 16, 2011  09:36 AM ET

a perfect example of 2 men on a menopausal stage

March 16, 2011  09:45 AM ET

Do you have the last laugh, Bro?

March 16, 2011  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Sterling is terrible ...save Blake!

if only blake had a choice..

March 16, 2011  10:28 AM ET

Sterling is an evil degenerate and deserves a slow and painful death. I might believe in a god if Sterling got his just deserts.

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March 16, 2011  12:18 PM ET
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He has a choice .....in 2 more years

Yep, he'll be gone by them. Sure thing. Come to the Lakers, that's the real LA basketball team.

March 16, 2011  12:19 PM ET

^^^then

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March 16, 2011  01:49 PM ET

How is this guy still an owner. What an embarrassment to the league. Read this story and you will have no doubt! http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Players-chip-in-to-sav e-coach-8217-s-life-after?urn=nba-wp184

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March 16, 2011  03:16 PM ET

Fortunately, the Slippers have the reputation for being the worst-run franchise in pro sports. So noone cares what Sterling thinks.

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