A very quick blurb on Owner X : It was not until last night that I went over the transcript of the Owner X files: needless to say, it was something I could NOT even get halfway through. The statements are clearly unacceptable, disgusting, all other negative adjectives apply. The public's reaction is clearly appropriate, though the NBA's ACTION is questionable.
I feel the NBA has missed a great opportunity to allow the free market to make it's judgement. Crisis management dictates TIME before action. The National *Football League follows the strict rules of CM, likely one reason Football has become America's Sport.
On Crisis Management in Free Markets. CM dictates 'temporary suspension' of Owner X, while initiating a code of conduct and legal investigation. Likely outcome; extreme public outrage, a player's boycott, Clippers Franchise Market Value drop to near ZERO, jobs lost, NBA Commissioner pressured to resign, Owner X within days/weeks puts the Clippers Franchise on the market at a fire sale price, the fire sale leaves Owner X with a huge financial loss, Owner *Y restores Franchise value and then some...
Perhaps most importantly, Free Markets would demand a long overdue SERIOUS discussion ON RACISM IN AMERICA.