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Old May 14th, 2014, 07:42 AM   #21
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It's starting to come out that the old man is starting to enjoy advanced dementia and asked his girlfriend to record what he says so he can remember things later. He fades in and out throughout the day due to his declining mental status. In his apology interview you could tell he wasn't really all there and he was genuinely shocked when he listened to the recording and heard what came out of his mouth.

I honestly don't believe he's anymore racist than any other person. He's an old man with a fading mind and they do tend to say some crazy shit.

Think about it... he owns a NBA team. If he was that racist he would own a baseball team or a hockey team.
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Old May 14th, 2014, 07:52 AM   #22
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Yes and no. Plantation owners used slaves. To better themselves. But I understand your point. The story should be how an elderly man is becoming the victim. If this happened to a friend or relative PPO's would be issued.
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My wife works with Altzheimer's/dementia patients. What they say is what they truly think, no filters- so in his case the 'dementia defense' isn't helping.
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My wife works with Altzheimer's/dementia patients. What they say is what they truly think, no filters- so in his case the 'dementia defense' isn't helping.

I think he is a bigot but I think his age/ condition is being used against him. I'm sure we all have filters, somedays/some-people have bigger holes in the filter. He never used a racial inflammatory words, others have and less media attention. The story needs to be put to rest.
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I feel the media is the bigger asshole in just about every case of "news" coverage.
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Right now, I'm proud of the fact that I had to search for a link to the story in the first post to know WTF this is about.
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Right now, I'm proud of the fact that I had to search for a link to the story in the first post to know WTF this is about.

I read it then saw it. But I wish I hadn't.
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very TIRED of it.
it's all blown up because he has big $$$$ and is entrenched in his old school ways. he's an easy target.
that type talk/thinking goes on every damn day between all kinds of people but you never ever hear a blow up about, say, a black calling a white person "whitey or cracker" nor a japanese degrading a chinese {whom they hate with a passion}
it's another media issue meant to distract us from the real problems
why doen'st russia's invading Ukraine getting this kind of high level profile?
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very TIRED of it.
it's all blown up because he has big $$$$ and is entrenched in his old school ways. he's an easy target.
that type talk/thinking goes on every damn day between all kinds of people but you never ever hear a blow up about, say, a black calling a white person "whitey or cracker" nor a japanese degrading a chinese {whom they hate with a passion}
it's another media issue meant to distract us from the real problems
why doen'st russia's invading Ukraine getting this kind of high level profile?
Red Herring.

It's to keep everyone's mind off the real problems.
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Red Herring.

It's to keep everyone's mind off the real problems.
agree.
also meant to add hype to the old white guy 1%er [notice how they frequently refer to him as a "billionaire"?] myth that is being used to legitmize the re-distribution of wealth [aka ~> reparations]
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My neice is a school teacher in detroit and sent home a student last week because this kid said he was going to kill this other kid. The next week the parent of the student got sent home sent the most ridiculous ebonics letter I have seen to the teacher...tons of racist stuff towards my neice......at the bottom it says I hate crackers, and all whites....The school system did nothing, nor will they.
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No, really. You are making this up.
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Old May 14th, 2014, 09:12 AM   #32
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My neice is a school teacher in detroit and sent home a student last week because this kid said he was going to kill this other kid. The next week the parent of the student got sent home sent the most ridiculous ebonics letter I have seen to the teacher...tons of racist stuff towards my neice......at the bottom it says I hate crackers, and all whites....The school system did nothing, nor will they.
that letter should be sent to the editors of all the local and county newspapers with a letter asking why nothing happened and "go figure" why detroit is in the toilet
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Old May 14th, 2014, 09:45 AM   #33
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My wife works with Altzheimer's/dementia patients. What they say is what they truly think, no filters- so in his case the 'dementia defense' isn't helping.
He grew up in a time when racial equality was just starting to come to the forefront. He formed all his opinions at that time, but being a sensible adult he knew better than to share those opinions with everyone. As a businessman it wouldn't have been wise to share his views.

Now he has dementia and yes, he doesn't have a filter to stop him from saying what he says, but it shouldn't be held against him. It is what it is. For his age, his views IMO are not unexpected.
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Old May 14th, 2014, 10:23 AM   #34
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Anti-racist people: Show love and understanding to everyone, unless they're a racist, then fukc that guy.

Racism isn't cool, but being a hypocrite is far worse in my opinion.
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Maybe the NBA should adopt an Affirmative Action policy so as not to appear racist.
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Maybe the NBA should adopt an Affirmative Action policy so as not to appear racist.
How are they racist?
They take the best athletes and pay them.

Well, I guess you could argue they can be racist, as multiple teams have admitted to keeping a token white guy on the team as the 12th man instead of a better player of color. This is done to appease the mostly white fan base.

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How are they racist?
They take the best athletes and pay them.

Well, I guess you could argue they can be racist, as multiple teams have admitted to keeping a token white guy on the team as the 12th man instead of a better player of color. This is done to appease the mostly white fan base.

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Yeah, nothing racist there.
Yeah....thats the point you were trying to make.

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He seems like a racist but it's folksy old person racism so it's okay.

Honestly though, like all things NBA, I have no fucks to give.

I do find it interesting that he's the longest tenured owner in the NBA and originally paid only $12 million for the team back in 1981 and stands to make an estimated $500 million (before taxes) off of a forced sale of the team.
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