I don't watch ANY kind of organized “professional” sports. I honestly don't know why any adult would. PLAYING games for fun is one thing; watching someone ELSE play is a different story (unless your kid is on a team). Still, to each his own. What I REALLY can't figure out, though, is why it's anyone's business what the owner of a team, like Donald Sterling, says in private OR EVEN IN PUBLIC! We should ALL have the right to say what we think, regardless of whether it will offend some folks or not, as long as the language isn't horribly profane. Before someone jumps me about being against profanity, remember that profanity is not an idea. It's a method of supposedly expressing an idea, perhaps, but not an idea in its own right.
Moving on, let's remember that the guy OWNS the team that they want to ban him from managing. It's said the NBA is trying to force a sale. Do you know what I'd rather see him do? I'd rather see him simply shut the team down, lock, stock and barrel. If he's banned, no more playing for his team in the NBA, either! Give all the players and other staff their pink slips and wish them well. Why should the NBA make money on his team if he's not part of the deal? NOWHERE in the Constitution is any “right not to be offended” mentioned or insinuated. If the NBA is so offended by Sterling’s presence, then he should make sure they don’t have to put up with anything he that has bought, built or organized.
One great thing about America is that we have always had the right to be wrong (Yes, I know it’s not worded that way, but the right exists within the spelling out of our other rights). When we lose the right to be wrong, then we have absolutely no others to fall back on. © 2014