Now that Donald Sterling has been banned from the NBA for life, some tweeters can’t help but wonder: Who’s next? Could anyone in the NBA who holds views deemed offensive — such as favoring traditional marriage — face similar consequences?

Owners like the Orlando Magic’s Richard DeVos, for example:

https://twitter.com/HubbuchNYP/status/461229609645006848

For the record, DeVos isn’t the only NBA team owner who opposes gay marriage.

Indeed. What about players?

Players caught making anti-gay remarks have been fined, but not banned. Could that change down the road?

  • murraydad

    If 80% of the NBA’s players were gay, perhaps they would do that kind of purge. But since that 80% is black… Sterling gets the boot.

    • Al’s Annoyed Grandpa

      Never underestimate the sue-happiness of the sue-happy gay community.

    • Jeffrey Rogers

      100% of the NBA is human. Ok, maybe not The Birdman but you get the gist of the argument. The homonazis are smelling blood.

  • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

    If a black NBA owner said what Sterling said about white people, would there even be any outrage? Or would they get a free pass?

    And that’s a good question. Why do players who make gay slurs only get a fine but not ban?

    • murraydad

      He’d be scolded. That’s about it. Bear in mind Jay-Z is a part owner of the Nets, and he goes around wearing a 5 percenter medal. 5-percenters believe that God is black, and black men were made in his image, and white people are of the devil.

      • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

        So I wonder why they haven’t banned Jay-Z from owning stake in the NBA? That is where the double standard is waving around.

        • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          Jay-Z was a “straw” purchaser for the Brooklyn Nets. His actual stake was like less than one-tenth of one percent. He was a front man for Mikhail Dmitrievich Prokhorov, a kleptogarch from Russia. Didn’t seem to bother him that he was doing a professional buck dance for a blue-eyed devil, ‘coz this be hoops, yo– African American culture, and all that.

        • Jake Bradford

          Jay-Z b frontin!

  • http://fmocampus.blogspot.com/ Bill

    Mark Cuban offends a lot of people on a regular basis. Should he be banned for life?

  • Tugger – ✓unamused

    I will volunteer to take one for the team. They can ban me from ever having anything to do with the NBA. They can even ban me from ever watching a basketball game on TV. It will be difficult, but somehow I will manage to survive without basketball. After all, I have been practicing for this moment for nearly 50 years.

    • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

      Watching a bunch of guys run back and forth bouncing a ball and throwing it to a hoop is pretty boring.

      • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

        Uh-huh.

        We will not allow a white flag planted on her soil…
        OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness
        (Mr. and Mrs.)

    • Finrod Felagund

      You make the common mistake of assuming the NBA actually is basketball.

      That sentiment is the only thing ever that I’ve agreed with Bobby Knight on, who when asked why he never considered coaching in the NBA, replied that he liked coaching actual basketball. “If the NBA were on channel 5 and a bunch of frogs making love was on channel 4, I’d watch the frogs even if they were coming in fuzzy.”

  • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

    Jesse Jackson is racists towards Jews (Hymietown anyone?). If any NBA owner supports Jackson, shouldn’t they be banned for supporting an Anti-Semite?

  • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

    I want that black player banned for life who said that the NBA was a black league . . . that was very insensitive to those white players . . . protect the NBA minorities.

    • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

      Reynaldo mentioned that it was Charles Barkley (who is retired) who said that.

      • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

        I don’t remember who said it . . . I don’t care for sports . . . I thought Barkley came on tv right after him, I don’t believe it was Barkley. But if it was my statement still stands . . . as facetious as it is.

  • http://twitter.com/starwarsfan107 Hayekguy

    This is very good (and scary) question. Will the mafia move to exiling gay marriage opponents? Hope that doesn’t happen, but I won’t be surprised unfortunately.

    • $104978261

      I imagine that’s next on the agenda, next will be those that believe in “gun rights”.

  • Don Carpenter

    I’d be more concerned with DeVos running a pyramid scheme than I would his stance on gay marriage.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Eff the NBA.

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

    So when the NBA players throw around the N word, they can be banned now right?

  • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

    So how long until Nascar is shut down since there aren’t any black drivers?

    • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

      Darrell Wallace, Jr?

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    Pandora’s Box applies and not just for gay marriage, it is anything and or everything…

    it’s All the Amendments/Bill of Rights as we are already post Constitutional.

    We will not allow a white flag planted on her soil…
    OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness
    (Mr. and Mrs.)

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
  • Super Marsupial

    & burn ‘climate deniers’ at the steak too

    • Wonder Pony

      Mmmmm…Steak…

  • j p✓ʳᵉᶠʳᶦᵉᵈ

    How many non-white or non-heterosexual people have suffered imposed losses for disparaging remarks about whites and heterosexuals?

  • Perry

    There is some FRIGHTENING weather in these parts! Back to the topic, Left Wing
    Fascist control freaks will take any opportunity to gain more control over people’s live’s.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Stay safe, friend.

      • Perry

        HOLEEE SHAT! This is the most frightening lightning I have ever seen!

        • nc ✓s & balances

          I’m assuming you’re doing whatever you need to do to protect you and yours, but when it’s all over, check in and let us know all is ok, ok?

  • j p✓ʳᵉᶠʳᶦᵉᵈ

    I’m reminded of the movie “Gran Torino”. Eastwood made a point about people being too thin skinned with all of his endearing insults.

  • VerminMcCann

    Speech has consequences. Some things are so detestable that its reasonable for people or business entities to disassociate with people for saying them. As I see it, the problem isn’t that there are some things that the NBA will ban people for saying; it’s that “liberals” have so dominated the narrative for so long that society is being stripped of its ability to understand the difference between drawing irrational distinctions between, for example, a white man and a black man and rationally recognizing actual differences between men and women. There is simply no comparison between hatred based on skin color and failure to support government sponsorship of gay relationships.

    • Michael Rice

      But to the left…..it is the same. They equate gay rights with the civil rights movement.

      It is also an issue because there have many examples of prejudice toward whites, that go hypocritically unaddressed.

      • VerminMcCann

        That’s my point: they’re wrong-objectively, measurably wrong. The two things are quantifiably dissimilar. It’s like comparing not cheering for the Cubs to being a Nazi. And conservatives are guilty of letting them get away with it.

  • nc ✓s & balances

    This is not a Pandora’s Box moment. We cannot allow leftist thinking to invade our brains. Where are our standards? Are we so afraid to take a principled stand because of what they might do to us? Well, guess what, they will do what they want anyway.

    When we disagree with the left about SSM, for example, there are two sides to the issue. So when an Eich gets forced out, or a baker gets sued, that’s wrong.

    But in this case, there aren’t two “principled” sides. No one can defend Sterling’s obvious racism. (The hidden taping is a separate issue.) And after years of bogus racism charges thrown at us from BHO and Holder down, this is the real deal, and we should be the first to ID it, and support the natural consequences.

    Finally, when you have business interests at stake, what do you expect them to do? Wait until this thing mushrooms into something even bigger and uglier and innocent people get hurt, even if only financially? Or worse?

    Don’t play the libbie game. SSM has NOTHING to do with racism or the black civil rights struggle, as much as they would like to convince everyone. This is a stand-alone situation.

    • MrSnuggles2k2

      Rich losing his job proves that you are wrong.

      There is going to be a public litmus test soon for anyone in the public eye. Support sodomy or be ostracized and lose everything.

      • nc ✓s & balances

        We shouldn’t let the libs intimidate us into being afraid of doing the right thing when it is warranted, as it is IN THIS CASE.

    • Jake Bradford

      You are so wrong. It is steadily getting worse.
      The country just lurches along from one racism hysteria to the next.

      • nc ✓s & balances

        I agree that the libs and the race baiters (but I repeat myself) lurch from one racism hysteria to the next. But what Sterling said and who he is isn’t hysteria, it’s the real deal. So who cares what the libbies think? They’re going to keep on doing what they do no matter what, how we as conservatives react in this case isn’t going to change anything. Except how we react TO THIS CASE.

        Forget the “slippery slope” and Pandora’s Box. This is an exceptional situation, so I applaud the exceptional measures.

        • Michael Rice

          Wrong.

          So he is a racist. Since when is that illegal?

          Can you imagine if I owned a strip mall and a shop owner made a racist comment against whites and I tried to take his store away from him?

          It is not even an issue of should the NBA be able to do this. it is an issue of hypocrisy and double standards.

        • Michael Rice

          If we are not supposed to care what they think, why should we even respond to this situation?

    • Michael Rice

      Nope, it is part of a bigger picture. Get your head out of the sa

  • Perplexed

    Correct me if I am wrong…. Sterling’s girlfriend poses for photo with Magic Johnson. Sterling, in a private conversation with girlfriend goes on racist rant. The conversation is taped and released. Sterling is now banned for life and being forced to sell his team. There is a group that was already interested in buying the Clippers and it includes Magic Johnson. Full Circle?

  • Perry

    People still watch the NBA?

    • Guest

      Nobody normal.

  • Expat61

    Does this mean that the Gay players are going to have their own NBA? Are they going to be like the Black players and call for an all black NBA? If the player is black and gay, can they play for both the black and gay NBA? Does this mean Jason Collins can double dip in both NBAs? Will there be an all white NBA after they have been kicked out the black NBA? If you aren’t gay, can you play for the Gay NBA?

  • /sarcnado ☠

    There was a time (I remember it) when the common cry was, ‘Whatever we do in private is our own business–keep your morality out of our bedroom!’ Now, evidently, the worm has turned–whatever you say in private is the public’s moral business!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmSIOoy6MlE&app=desktop Booker

    Please don’t give them any ideas.

  • ElDerecho

    Why stop at gay marriage opposition? Let the think-purge begin! It’ll be double-plus good!

  • Michael Rice

    Didn’t Barkley once profess his hatred of white people?

  • Zach Smith

    They should ban the entire NBA just to be on the safe side. It’s likely that most of them have had bad thoughts.

  • Bob Stauskas

    Since civilization must be able to adapt to future events, it is impossible to replace it with a “design” based upon knowledge known today.

  • mrspinky85

    I see this among other things just fanning the flames of division in this country. People seem more divided than united more than ever it seems to me. They are quick to report on racism in the media. Doesn’t the left say that their are racist out there? Why are they so surprised when they find one?

  • Jeffrey Rogers

    Has Snoop been banned from attending games yet. Just curious.

    What about Rev Hymie town Jackson?

    What about President “typical white person” Obama?

  • rcdcr

    It’s kind of funny how straight dudes IMMEDIATELY go to, “b-b-b-b-ut, can we still act like a-holes towards gay people without getting in trouble??’

    Does there exist anything on this planet weaker or more delicate than a heterosexual man’s ego?