The NBA announced today that it has banned Donald Sterling for life and fined him $2.5 million after a recording of the Clippers owner making racist comments was recently made public.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Bans Donald Sterling For Life pic.twitter.com/pDbBcs7KHn— NBA (@NBA) April 29, 2014
Social media has exploded with reactions following the announcement:
'I think today is proud moment fro NBPA, NBA" and thanks Adam Silver for 'quick, unequivocal (cont) http://t.co/lLgV6jQQw8— NBPA (@TheNBPA) April 29, 2014
Commissioner Silver showed great leadership in banning LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 29, 2014
I agree 100% with Commissioner Silvers findings and the actions taken against Donald Sterling— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) April 29, 2014
Very sincere and direct speech as well as all of his answers for the questions fielded. Adam Silver and the NBA staff handled their business— Quentin Richardson (@QRich) April 29, 2014
Fine is inconsequential...Never about money all about losing control of the team...Could never fine him enough to hurt but this does #NBA— Greg Anthony (@GregAnthony50) April 29, 2014
To whom much is given, much is required. I commend Adam Silver, Commissioner of the GREATEST LEAGUE in the WORLD!!!!!— Bruce Bowen (@Bowen12) April 29, 2014
Banned for life. But only after the people he hates made him rich for life #Sterling— Frank Waln (@FrankWaln) April 29, 2014
Forcing #Sterling to sell the team would force him to accrue close to $1 billion in profit.— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) April 29, 2014
#Sterling is a stubborn, litigious man who is not easily shamed. Doubt that he'll go quietly. Time to lawyer up.— Phil Taylor (@SI_PhilTaylor) April 29, 2014
I'm more concerned about this housing discrimination Sterling was apart of than this.However lifetime ban, more than appropriate. #Sterling— Jack Kelly (@JackKelly111) April 29, 2014
Donald #Sterling and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.— Julie (@realityjulie) April 29, 2014
"I can't speak to past actions [by Sterling]." - Adam Silver. Not good enough. Has to account for NBA's history of coddling #Sterling— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) April 29, 2014
I respect NBA and Adam Silver for banning Donald Sterling for life from the sport and encouraging other owners to force him to sell team.— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) April 29, 2014
Credit to NBA players, the NBA community and Adam Silver for coming together and acting quickly. No room for racists in sport.— DeMaurice Smith (@DeSmithNFLPA) April 29, 2014
Big ups to Adam Silver. I think this is a very appropriate way to handle this situation. Now it's up to the owners to make him sell.— Mario Chalmers (@mchalmers15) April 29, 2014
Thank you Mr. Silver— Lou Williams (@TeamLou23) April 29, 2014
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