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Donald Sterling banned for life by NBA; Silver pushing for sale of Clippers

by Erik Horne Published: April 29, 2014

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned from the NBA for life after the league's investigation found him guilty of racial remarks. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned from the NBA for life after the league's investigation found him guilty of racial remarks. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)

The NBA has banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the league for life.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver made the announcement at a press conference Tuesday. Silver said the NBA's investigation found that the male voice making racist remarks on leaked audio was of Sterling, the longtime Clippers owner with a past of documented racial discrimination and sexism.

Silver said that Sterling did confirm it was his voice on the recording and “expressed no remorse.”

Sterling will also be fined $2.5 million dollars, and Silver said that the league will push for the sale of the Clippers franchise.

“I fully expect to get the support I need from the NBA owners to remove him,” Silver said.


The official statement from the league can be seen below. What do you think of the ruling?

 

 

 

 

by Erik Horne
Online Sports Editor
Erik Horne joined The Oklahoman as a sports web editor/producer in September 2013, following a five-year stint at The Ardmoreite (Ardmore) – first as a sports writer, then sports editor. At The Ardmoreite, Horne reported on everything from prep...
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