Donald Sterling banned for life from NBA, fined $2.5 million

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The NBA has determined that recorded, racist remarks released over the weekend were those of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday.

The NBA has banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life and is fining him $2.5 million — the maximum fine allowed under the league’s constitution — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday. That ban would, among other things, keep Sterling from games, practices and from going to Clippers facilities.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said he would ask the league’s board of governors to “force a sale” of the Clippers and that he would do “everything in my power” to ensure that a sale happens.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling acknowledged to Silver that “it was his voice on the tape.”

After being asked whether Sterling had anything else to say, Silver said he “has not expressed to me, directly, any other views.”

The punishments announced Tuesday against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling took into account only the recorded racist remarks released this month, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. But when the NBA’s board of governors considers his overall fitness to be a team owner, it will also take into account his past behavior, Silver said.

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100 comments

  • TNBaker

    I’m outta here….trying to have a meaningful conversation with absolute imbeciles who have no points, only excuses, is a huge waste of time.

  • Joe Stephens (Chief) (@chiefnc69)

    What he said during a “private” conversation is his business and regardless of ethics and all the political correct BS, how can you Ban someone from something they own. He still gave people more jobs than Obama has!! This world has two many idiots in power!

  • Paula Reeves

    What a miss carriage of justice . A private conversation between a man and his girlfriend about her posting ex lovers photos and he’s is band for life what does the tasteless girl get?

  • Jethro

    Tnbaker

    What part do you not understand the nba does not release soundtracks or games…

    The game maker pays the nba to use their players and logos in the game.

    Let me make it simple for you, you buy a license to fish or hunt it gives you the right to fish or hunt. The game maker buys the license from the nba to make an nba simulation game..

    Donald sterling payed a 2 million settlement for discrimination in the past so you point of approval has no validation . Sterling was not removed after that payout so what kind of songs jay z releases shiuld affect his agent application

    Gtfoh hipocrit!!

  • Ty Raid @WM2793

    What I.don’t understand about manyof the black people.posting on th .piece is that so many of you that are so ticked off about this don’tdo .anything.to improve your own communities.

  • Jeff B

    Both Jay Z and ‘Melo have been seen wearing the Five Percent Nation medallion. That group isn’t really known for handing out flowers and chocolates. As Cuban said, it’s a slippery slope.

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