STERLING COULD USE DIVORCE TO BLOCK CLIPPERS SALE
Does freedom of speech still mean anything, or has it succumbed to political correctness? 5/2/2014.
Los Angeles Clippers basketball team owner Don Sterling was caught making some anti-black racist remarks. In the current political atmosphere in the U.S. that is just about a capital offense, and so he was banned for life from having anything to do with basketball, and actions are being taken to force him to sell the team. These actions will be discussed further below; however in checking to see how Sterling is encoded in Torah, with DON STERLING as axis term, we find that his wife’s name, ROCHELLE, is at the same skip as his name. The word DIVORCER is at skip +1 and running through the last letter of his name. On the same row as DIVORCER in the open text is MAY NOT BE SOLD FOR THAT IS THEIR PERPETUAL POSESSION.
THE STORY IN USA TODAY ON MAY 1, 2014 MAY HAVE ALREADY BEEN WRITTEN IN TORAH OVER 3,300 YEARS AGO:
Like a movie villain who jumps back to life in the final scene, Donald Sterling might have one last act of horror in store for the NBA.
It's a nightmare scenario for the Los Angeles Clippers: Sterling decides to fight to keep his family's ownership of the team, dragging out his case and creating a problem for the league next season if players decide they won't work for a team owned by Sterling.
Sterling has been mum publicly on his plans since NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned him for life Tuesday. Sterling's attorney declined to comment when contacted Thursday by USA TODAY Sports. But independent attorneys note Sterling has the deep pockets to stage lengthy court battles against big opponents. He's also a former divorce attorney who knows how to extract benefits from ugly separations.
"He has a long history of filing cases, whether they are well-founded or not," said Jeffrey Kessler, a New York attorney who specializes in antitrust and sports law.
'TYRANNICAL': Sterling never easy in court
NEXT OWNER? Anyone beats Mrs. Sterling
How could it happen? In the case of the Clippers, a divorce filing by either Sterling or his wife, Rochelle, could stall the NBA's move to force a sale, putting the team under the jurisdiction of a California family court as the Sterlings divide their community property. That process could be complicated as the team is owned by a family trust, which includes Sterling's wife.
Rochelle Sterling already has distanced herself from her husband, labeling him "estranged" after his racist comments about black people surfaced in an audio recording that was leaked to the website TMZ last weekend. Rochelle Sterling also is suing the woman Sterling is heard talking to on the audio and claims the woman, identified as V. Stiviano, was her husband's mistress. Stiviano denied the allegation.
"If somebody is looking for a litigation strategy, and they want to slow down a forced sale by the league, you file for divorce so you get more people involved arguing over it," said Sharon Kalemkiarian, a family law specialist in San Diego. "Everybody's got to spend more money trying to figure out what happens to it. Getting the family court involved in it would create another layer of complexity to the sale and another set of lawyers who would be trying stop it from getting sold."
STATISTICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE MATRIX. As per my standard protocol, no statistical significance is assigned to the axis term, here DON STERLING at its only ELS in (wrapped) Torah. Initially I did not think about looking for Mr. Sterling's wife's name (ROCHELLE). The top part of the matrix (white background) reflects that. It encompasses 248 letters. To show ROCHELLE at the skip as DON STERLING requires an expansion to 465 letters, and a devaluation of the statistical value of terms from their value on the smaller matrix. On the full matrix ROCHELLE is found at a special case skip +/- or the absolute skip of the axis term) against odds of about 29 to 1. The most significant term was what I found in the headlines in reference to divorce, MAY NOT SELL. It was on the smaller matrix in the open text against odds of about 358 to 1, though this drops to 218 to 1 on the larger matrix. When I looked for DIVORCER I also looked for 8 other synonyms. One of them was found at skip +1 (best case scenario) against odds of about 83 to 1 on the small matrix, and 50 to 1 on the full matrix. However, assuming that Mr. Sterling divorces Rochelle, it may be argued that the term is more significant than these numbers indicate because it takes only 32 letters to show it with DON STERLING. The word RICH was not at a special case skip. It was at an ELS on the smaller matrix against odds of about 2.5 to 1, but on the full matrix it was easier to find (and less significant) than calling a coin toss correctly. Overall the small matrix existed against odds of about 77,030 to 1, while the full matrix was founds against odds of about 426,926 to 1 so it was significant. This is an example if how double the size of a matrix is only worth it if it is to include an a-priori term found at a special case skip.
POLITICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE MATRIX AND INCIDENT. As a white, Orthodox Jew, I can assure my readers that I have been subjected to plenty of discrimination in the nearly 67 years of my life. While teaching I was transferred several times, against my will, simply because the Dade County Florida School District or Palm Beach County School District needed more black teachers in some of the schools where I taught. The new jobs were OK. In one case, after a black student threatened my life, I asked the black principal at a magnet school to either transfer the student out of the school back to the school of his area (he did not live near the magnet school), or to transfer me. Although I was a popular teacher at the school in question, the principal transferred me. This resulted in the vice principal attempting to teach my classes for three months, and in the students there rioting because they wanted me (or another science teacher) back. The following semester the principal transfered all white teachers out the school. As a Jew in the military I only suffered from overt discrimination once. The vast majority of my shipmates were supportive.
Reality is that discrimination exists everywhere. In private, or when people think they are in private, most people will likely say something politically incorrect. But we must be careful to make sure that the desire to eliminate racism does not result in the elimination of freedom of speech. Donald Sterling paid his black players plenty, did not insult them to their faces, and was even nominated for awards by the NAACP. His property is his property. If black players do not like what they have heard, they should seek free agent status, or boycott games with the Clippers, but they should not act like freedom of speech and property rights are only important to blacks. When they ignore the rights of whites they only create more racists.