Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Clippers Owner banned form NBA

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned for life and fined $2.5 million today by the NBA after he was recorded making racist comments about African-Americans. "Effective immediately, I am banning Mr. Sterling for life from any association with the Clippers organization or the NBA," said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver during a news conference in New York.

Silver also said he would immediately recommend to the NBA Board of Governors that they force a sale of the Clippers and that he would do "everything in [his] power to ensure that happens." NBA players and officials including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Steve Nash, and Players Association president Kevin Johnson applauded the decision from Los Angeles.

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