NBA Dallas Owner Mark Cuban doesn't want to take away Donald Sterling's ownership of the L.A. Clippers. (Cuban is the hyperactive out-of -shape guy, who sniffs the armpits of his players on the court after they win games for him.) Opposing taking away Sterling's ownership of the Clips is probably because his fellow owners, who must now vote to force Sterling to sell, may undergo media scrutiny, which they certainly may not wish.
Cuban's NBA Billionaire's Boys Club owner buddies that this reporter has examined, have engaged in shady business practices, have unappealing personal agendas, or lead lives on the wild side. It is these boys who must now vote to push Sterling out of his Clips ownership.
First let's look at Brooklyn Net's owner Billionaire Playboy Mikhail Prokhorov who is famous for stocking his parties with teen beauties and who was once arrested by French police in the Alps for alleged involvement with a prostitution ring.
He built his fortune in Russia by buying a nickel mine in a scheme known as shares-for-loans that some call corruption The privatization of the Norilsk Nickel mine in Siberia wouldn't have been possible with payoffs to corrupt officials say his enemies.
Orlando Magic Owner, Rich DeVos, during the height of the Aids epidemic scorned gays as "wanting special treatment." He has spent millions in elections trying to stop gay marriage.
Cleveland Cavaliers Dan Gilbert, who made his money at Quicken Loans, has frequently been to court for charging usurious interest rates and fraud. an Ohio County circuit judge granted a Wheeling homeowner $3,500,000 in punitive damages against Quicken Loans for fraudulently concealing an "enormous" balloon payment.
Stan Kroenke, owner of the Denver Nuggets made his fortune by making developments for Wal-Mart stores, which exploit their workers and drive small retailers out of business.
The sleaze list can go on and on but you get the idea: Mark Cuban - who seems to be ethically ok - says that it would cause a "slippery slope" to vote Sterling out of his ownership.
Right. We now know who would be sliding down the slope of unwanted publicity and public scrutiny.
Cuban should just stick to his seemingly desperate desire to be near his players and be quiet about the upcoming vote. Of course, no one is squeaky clean. Is that Mark Cuban's problem?