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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?