Reaction: NBA Lifetime Ban Is Not the Real Issue

Reaction: NBA Lifetime Ban

Yesterday new NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced a lifetime ban to Clippers owner Donald Sterling for his recorded racist comments he made in the privacy of his own home. In the past Sterling has had other legal problems with regards to race but it is only now that his actions have dominated the

Here is a link to the story in the Duluth News Tribune.

I’m torn about this situation. First, I do believe his comments are indeed terrible but the good part about America is we can all have our own opinion and have freedom of religion without government persecution.

Here is my struggle. Mr. Sterling was in the privacy of his own home when these comments were made and the comments were recorded without his knowledge. He wasn’t in public, he wasn’t sitting court side, he was in his home. Can we feel safe and secure in our own homes now a days? Apparently not, because almost every smart phone has some recording device that someone could use to take a video, take a picture and record your conversation. Should we have to fear having others in our homes because they might be recording everything said and done. I am not here to debate the lifetime ban, but I am very concerned about how this situation has created a precedent for conversations people have in the privacy of their own homes. I am very interested in what others think about recorded conversations in the privacy of their homes.

In my opinion, it is not a matter of if but when this type of situation will happen again. I also wonder if this happens to an NBA player next will they also get a lifetime ban? Let’s just wait and see.

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Eddie Bashaw

Living in Duluth, Minnesota and I love writing about it.

One thought on “Reaction: NBA Lifetime Ban Is Not the Real Issue”

  1. It is not the government going after Sterling, it is the private owners club he belongs to, the NBA Board of Governors. They have that right.

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