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Acie 03-01-2011 12:36 PM

The Clippers celebrate Black History Month in the wrong month
 
http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_spor...SMVoEDHoK377Wy

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To use Deadspin writer Emma Carmichael's much-better-than-I-could-come-up-with line, "it is unclear exactly how the Clippers will determine a child's 'privilege' status, but we have one guess."

The Black History Month mixup is all the more shocking given that Sterling has a history of facing race-based accusations.

As owner of the Clippers, he's been accused of some pretty awful stuff as well. It was reported earlier this season by Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears that Sterling could be heard repeatedly heckling the since-traded Baron Davis (though if Davis were white, we suspect Sterling and several thousand other Clipper fans would heckle just as passionately), and he's been reported as making unseemly comments about his half-clothed players in the Clipper locker room.

Worse is the ad's implementation. One thousand tickets to a random Wednesday game between two lottery teams is nothing, especially considering the 1,000 adults that have to accompany (read: buy a ticket to stay alongside the kid who gets in for free) the children. Toss in concession receipts (tell a kid of any age or background to sit through a three-hour basketball game and not ask for a morsel or fructose-laden beverage; just try it) and you've got yourself another money-making scheme, there, Donald.

Really, the only cost to Sterling is this full page ad in the Los Angeles Times, which had to cost quite a bit. Seems like advertising more than anything, regardless of the team or owner. With Sterling, it just looks like another reason why the most despicable person in sports (non-rapist division) needs to be hurled from the NBA by a commissioner who prefers Los Angeles profits over dignity and respect.

LINK - Yahoo! Sports

fancylad 03-01-2011 01:01 PM

It is pretty hilarious and also sad. I mean if the child is 'underpriveleged' in any way i would assume that the parents would not be in the position to be buying any tickets to a basketball game which inevitabley they would have to do to bring their kid to the game. Seriously, if me and my family are in financial hardships, i am NOT spending any money on a luxury such as a live NBA game. That's the last of my priorities.

Not to mention it's just such a complicated promotion - like are the parents supposed to bring their welfare paystubs to the gate with them?

I'm not even going to get into the wrong month part.

carp 03-01-2011 01:04 PM

Why are they using two white guys on the poster too?

babyface 03-01-2011 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by carp (Post 515096)
Why are they using two white guys on the poster too?

Blake is black

carp 03-01-2011 01:25 PM

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Originally Posted by babyface (Post 515102)
Blake is black

he's also white.

jeffb 03-01-2011 01:27 PM

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Originally Posted by babyface (Post 515102)
Blake is black

Ok, a white guy and the whitest black guy in the league. lol

KollegeKid 03-01-2011 01:28 PM

smh...

Acie 03-01-2011 01:29 PM

His dad is African American and his mom is white, but seriously who cares.

He's the face of the franchise which is why he would be in the ad.

AP we miss you!!!!!!!!!!! 03-01-2011 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 515121)
Ok, a white guy and the whitest black guy in the league. lol

Delonte West is the whitest black guy in the league.

fancylad 03-01-2011 01:43 PM

this thread is beingt derailed in such a stupid direction.

jeffb 03-01-2011 01:44 PM

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Originally Posted by AP we miss you!!!!!!!!!!! (Post 515147)
Delonte West is the whitest black guy in the league.

Please.

MARTYNAS 03-01-2011 01:48 PM

Anthony Parker

killabee 03-01-2011 01:49 PM

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q...il_Griffin.jpg

jeffb 03-01-2011 01:50 PM

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Originally Posted by killabee (Post 515160)

and?

killabee 03-01-2011 01:54 PM

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Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 515161)
and?

nothing, i just like to post pictures

surreyjack 03-01-2011 02:44 PM

I understand Blake but why the fuck is Sterling in the picture? It should have been Eric Gordon.

1000 "underprivileged kids" WITH parents, so the parents have to buy tickets. Great scam lol.

iRaptor 03-01-2011 03:25 PM

His mom is a fox, I'd show her a highlight or two, maybe she can show me some post up moves

jeffb 03-01-2011 03:33 PM

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Originally Posted by iRaptor (Post 515207)
His mom is a fox, I'd show her a highlight or two, maybe she can show me some post up moves

you must be kidding.

carp 03-01-2011 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 515214)
you must be kidding.

I hope he wasn't, cause there was nothing funny written.... :yeah:

Nites 03-01-2011 04:13 PM

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Originally Posted by iRaptor (Post 515207)
His mom is a fox, I'd show her a highlight or two, maybe she can show me some post up moves

Lmfao. I hope you just got out of prison.


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