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Sterling is destroying the Clippers

Postby Netted » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:10 pm

Players chip in to save coach’s life after Clippers decline medical coverage

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_d ... =nba-wp184

Even with Blake they shouldn't be much competition when fighting for free agents.
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Re: Sterling is destroying the Clippers

Postby ace_o_spades » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:24 pm

The Clippers have a chance to get something special going with Griffin, Gordon and Kaman...but they'll never get there cus of the owner. What a joke.
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Re: Sterling is destroying the Clippers

Postby D-Lightning » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:40 pm

if contraction was to ever come up in new cba talks, Clippers should be first team to go
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Re: Sterling is destroying the Clippers

Postby pegs » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:18 pm

That was great of the players to do. Kind of surprising to see Maggette on that list, but I can see it. I tip my hat to all those guys, that showed great character.

Screw Sterling. Scumbag.
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Re: Sterling is destroying the Clippers

Postby ace_o_spades » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:07 pm

It's astounding to me that a billionaire would rather see a man die than spend 70 grand.
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Re: Sterling is destroying the Clippers

Postby ghoti » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:38 pm

Blake Griffin has heard this story.

Just sayin'. You reap what you sow.
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Re: Sterling is destroying the Clippers

Postby D-Lightning » Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:40 pm

if you are an NBA player and you hear this story why in the world would ever want to play for that organization, i certainly wouldnt
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Re: Sterling is destroying the Clippers

Postby ace_o_spades » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:47 pm

Here's something I thought about...let's say you're a pretty high level employee at a large company (department VP, director, etc) and your insurance refuses to pay for a surgery of this magnitude...do you think your employer would find a way for you to get your surgery taken care of?
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Re: Sterling is destroying the Clippers

Postby canofan42 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:01 pm

ace_o_spades wrote:Here's something I thought about...let's say you're a pretty high level employee at a large company (department VP, director, etc) and your insurance refuses to pay for a surgery of this magnitude...do you think your employer would find a way for you to get your surgery taken care of?


If your employer's a billionaire, and a man's life is on the line, then yes, I believe he would.
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Re: Sterling is destroying the Clippers

Postby Netted » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:14 am

ace_o_spades wrote:Here's something I thought about...let's say you're a pretty high level employee at a large company (department VP, director, etc) and your insurance refuses to pay for a surgery of this magnitude...do you think your employer would find a way for you to get your surgery taken care of?

Many large companies self-insure. The insurance companies act more like an administrator with the company actually paying the bills. So in the end any claim appeals are the final decision of the employer, not the insurance company.

The way this story reads it sounds like the Clippers self-insure and they had a loop hole that allowed them to deny the claim and they stuck with the denial rather than waive it.
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Re: Sterling is destroying the Clippers

Postby ace_o_spades » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:32 pm

Netted wrote:Many large companies self-insure. The insurance companies act more like an administrator with the company actually paying the bills. So in the end any claim appeals are the final decision of the employer, not the insurance company.

The way this story reads it sounds like the Clippers self-insure and they had a loop hole that allowed them to deny the claim and they stuck with the denial rather than waive it.


Ah...did not know that about the self insure...learn something new everyday
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