NBA commissioner Adam Silver just announced that Clippers owner Donald Sterling will be banned for life from the league and NBA meetings.
— CBC News (@CBCNews) April 29, 2014
Sterling will also be fined $2.5 million – the maximum allowed by the NBA.
Sterling will not be allowed at games or practices.
Here’s the video:
Former announcer Dick Vitale weighed in – #AWESOMEBABY!
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) April 29, 2014
CBS Local has more:
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday Clippers owner Donald Sterling will be suspended for life and fined $2.5 million in response to the racist remarks he allegedly made in a recorded audio clip.
Silver spoke to the press at 11 a.m. news conference from New York, stating he will “do everything in my power” to force the sale of the Clippers.
“The hateful opinions voiced by that man are those of Mr. Sterling. The views expressed by Mr. Sterling are deeply offensive and harmful. That they came from an NBA owner only heightens the damage and my personal outrage,” Silver said. “I am banning Mr. Sterling for life from any association with the Clippers association or the NBA. Mr. Sterling may not attend any NBA games or practices, he may not be present at any Clippers facility, and he may not participate in any business or decisions involving the team.”