Sources: The LA Times, USA Today
quote: Now we get to see more Ballmer.
quote: I cant believe anyone would publicly defend this asshat.
quote: The guy was a racist, so that makes it okay to set him up, record him without his knowledge, and broadcast it to the world without his consent. Clearly anyone that might have some scruples about this is "defending racism"....
quote: He was actually recording himself, they both knew.
quote: In America you are free to be an ignorant racist
quote: better STFU about it and keep it to your damn self
quote: ... for once, i actually agree with Reclaimer.
quote: If you belive publicly flogging a racist is any progress since publicly flogging a interacial couple you're gravely mistaken. In fact it shows we've made no progress at all - it only shows that we've moved the flogging to a different target. And it's starting to escalate in the wrong direction, too.
quote: Also the NBA is a private organization and they have the right to include or exclude anyone they want.
quote: The NBA didn't make the recording nor did they try to "entrap" Sterling in any way.
quote: It wasn't the recording, it was the loads of players and other people involved that came out afterward telling their stories.
quote: I actually empathize with Sterling a bit.
quote: So... Let me pose this question to the 3 of you. What should the NBA have done if not exclude him from their organization once it became publicly known that he was a raging racist (not just by the recording, but the multitudes of people that spoke out afterward and told their own stories of his racist antics).
quote: I never read that you were defending him either... Just that you disagreed with a private, and likely illegal based on state laws, recording was used to do this