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Stern fines Gilbert 100K for his LeBron remarks

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Actually, he threw in the towel against the Celtics this year...

By the way, anyone read Jason Whitlock's op-ed on this entire fiasco?

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Well deserved. Stern should donate all of the fine to the Boys and Girls Club of America to just further rub it in Dan's face

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Deserved the fine. I hated the way LeBron went about his "decision" but it's hard to feel sorry for an organization that's run by a complete moron. I feel bad for their fans.

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There is more than one truth in this whole thing and several have been stated here.

By the same token Gilbert was wrong for making his temper tantrum statements, Jesse Jackson was just as wrong with his feeble attempt to make this a race issue. And LeBron was completely wrong hand-in-hand with ESPN to put on full display his narcissistic, self-absorbed belief that he can do no wrong and that he's bigger and better than the NBA.

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Good. Gilbert is a WHINY B_TCH.

And regardless of whether you are willing to accept the Jesse Jackson slaveowner reference, the truth is Gilbert's comments did put LeBron James' life in danger. How many threats do you think James has received since his announcement.

Gilbert's comments should have attempted to DIFFUSE instead of INCITE the anticipated response. He's no better than the REICH-wing radio idiots like Bill O'Reilly and Glen Beck, whose comments drive people to kill abortion doctors or issue threats to the "SOCIALIST" President who has a deep seated hatred for white people (like his Mother and Grandmother).

Too many people are DUMB ENOUGH to believe it all.

Agreed.

Stern did the right thing, but fining this clown. Dude got rejected, and didnt know how to handle getting rejected. I dont know what player in their right mind would want to play for a ho like Gilbert.

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And just an FYI, Dan owns Quicken Loans, which only funds $1 Billion in mortgages monthly. :lol:

I think he'll make it ok.

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Shock Jock Stern weighs in, backs Jesse, relates to LeBron

Howard Stern agrees with Jesse Jackson that LeBron James' contract with Cleveland was tantamount to slavery and that Dan Gilbert is the equivalent of a jilted slave master.

Howard Stern launched into a tirade against Dan Gilbert to open the Howard Stern Show after a two week vacation. Stern exclaimed Gilbert should be tarred and feathered for his public statement slamming James for signing a contract with the Miami Heat.

“He’s a f--ing lunatic," howled Stern of Gilbert. "They should take away the franchise from him. They should strip him naked and tar and feather him.”

Stern also took a rare side-by-side stance with the Reverend Jesse Jackson. Jackson stated Monday: "His [Dan Gilbert's] feelings of betrayal personify a slave master mentality. He sees LeBron as a runaway slave. This is an owner employee relationship -- between business partners -- and LeBron honored his contract."

Howard Stern said he was in complete agreement with the Reverend for once in his career:

"Here’s how I look at it," said Stern. "LeBron James is an extraordinary basketball player and suddenly in the slavery system of the NBA--and I call it ‘slavery’ because it’s high paid slavery but nevertheless they have this salary cap nonsense. Here’s a guy who’s devoted himself to basketball--notice the owners don’t have salary caps. They can make as much money as they want with their franchise."

Stern likened the LeBron James public indictment to his own bitter divorce with Viacom. "I'm leaving, they sue me-for no g-----n reason."

"What the f--- did [LeBron James] do wrong?" asked Stern. "He’s a basketball player who made a s---load of money for this owner--for mas’sa....And the people of Cleveland--shame on you--anybody listening from Cleveland."

http://www.examiner.com/x-11279-Howard-Stern-Examiner~y2010m7d12-Howard-Stern-backs-Jesse-Jacksons-slavery-comments-regarding-LeBron-James-poll

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Someone should ask Gilbert if Zydrunas Ilgauskas is a traitor.

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http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5377539

That is why he did it. I said it the second it came out that it was nothing more than a plea for the fans of Cleveland to not abandon the team in totality. He was at risk of losing his entire fan base with one departed free agent. He took a quick and decisive, albeit controversial, action and tried to milk a little positive out of a totally negative situation for his franchise.

I don't support all of what he said, but this was a spin game from the start to get people thinking he was "one of them", and hurt just as badly as they were so they would come together in this difficult time to support the team.

It was a brilliant piece of strategy.

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