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    Duke Alums Treat Fellow Employee Better Than the Clips and Donald Sterling

    No real surprise that 2 former Blue Devils step up and do the right thing. Sadly (and not surprisingly) the same can't be said for Donald Sterling and the Clippers organization.

    Maggette, Brand, Jaric, and Kaman help pay for prostate surgery.

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    Thanks for sharing the link. Just goes to show that Duke recruits quality individuals.

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    Corey Maggette - humanitarian

    I've always felt that Maggette got short shrift from the Duke fans for leaving early (and the subsequent release of the Myron Piggie information) but as it always happens, there is much more behind the story.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angele...ory?id=6220206

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    why wouldn't their insurance cover prostate surgery? that makes no sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gus View Post
    why wouldn't their insurance cover prostate surgery? that makes no sense.
    The ESPN link suggests that the surgeon was not on the list of the insurance company's preferred providers.
    Last edited by -jk; 03-15-2011 at 05:26 PM. Reason: de snarking

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    Let's not make this a PP discussion of health care.

    -jk

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    For some reason this makes me pretty angry. $700k is chump change for Donald Sterling, and he couldn't even be bothered? Even if he's worried about setting a precedent, donate anonymously, under the table.

    What scum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gus View Post
    why wouldn't their insurance cover prostate surgery? that makes no sense.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim3k View Post
    The ESPN link suggests that the surgeon was not on the list of the insurance company's preferred providers.
    Also, Donald Sterling is a notorious tightwad with far more than just his team's roster. Among other things, he has often required that players use a single towel for stretches of several weeks at a time, keeping up with it after it is washed. If the towel gets misplaced, players must buy their own replacement.
    He really is a terrible, terrible person.
    Start here for plenty of evidence to that effect.
    Last edited by wilson; 03-15-2011 at 06:49 PM. Reason: added link

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    Corey Maggette article

    http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angele...ory?id=6220206

    Realize this story broke 7 YEARS after the fact.

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    Elton Brand, Chris Kamen and Milo Jaric were also involved in paying for Hughes' surgery.

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    http://www.dukebasketballreport.com/...onald-Sterling

    Somebody already beat you to it, but this is truly a fascinating story. I'm glad to see (yet again) how classy Duke alums are, especially in addition to Grant Hill's well-articulated response to Jalen Rose.

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    Story probably not well reported

    Quote Originally Posted by gus View Post
    why wouldn't their insurance cover prostate surgery? that makes no sense.
    I agree with you that the insurance/legal story does not make much sense as reported. I find that is often the case with legal reporting and even well meaning reporters simply don't understand the underlying issues.

    It is apparent that the Duke guys and others were generous. Good for them.

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    What does Jalen Rose have to say about these Duke players....?

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    Good things do happen to the clippers. Great story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartyClark View Post
    I agree with you that the insurance/legal story does not make much sense as reported. I find that is often the case with legal reporting and even well meaning reporters simply don't understand the underlying issues.

    It is apparent that the Duke guys and others were generous. Good for them.
    If you look at other sources, you'll find that the doctors endorsed by the team wanted to wait several months to have the surgery (he would've missed part of the season to do so). So he went to another surgeon, found one that would operate immediately, and decided it was better for him. The Clippers didn't want to set precedent for making exceptions to their health care policy.

    It's not exactly as nefarious as the headline reads, but the man arguably got a better chance at survival, and as a bonus didn't miss much work because of it.

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