Donald Sterling has been banned entirely from the NBA and ordered to sell the LA Clippers by Adam Silver, NBA Commissioner. He’s also being fined $2.5 million, the maximum amount allowed. The money will be donated to charity. Sterling is banned from everything– attending, owning, thinking about the Clippers or the NBA.
In a press conference happening now, Silver expressed his outrage and disgust over the Sterling tapes. He said the NBA had determined it is Sterling on the tapes with his girlfriend. If Sterling doesn’t sell the Clippers, the NBA could force him to do it or kick the Clippers out of the NBA. Silver says an NBA committee will form and move forward immediately.
Sterling did admit to Silver that it was his voice on the tapes, but didn’t express any other sentiment– including remorse.
I agree 100% with Commissioner Silvers findings and the actions taken against Donald Sterling
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) April 29, 2014
Commissioner Silver showed great leadership in banning LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 29, 2014