Donald Sterling Banned From NBA For Life, League Will Try To Force Him Out

Rucuss staffApril 29, 2014

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned from the NBA for life for racist comments.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced the news during a press conference on Tuesday. Sterling will no longer be allowed to attend any events pertaining to the NBA or the Clippers. He was also fined $2.5 million, which is the maximum amount allowed by the league.

The NBA will also try to force Sterling to sell the team. Silver said the process of trying to force Sterling out of the NBA altogether will begin “immediately.” The league’s owners have the power to remove Sterling from his position as owner of the Clippers with 75% of the vote.

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Silver said he will urge the Board of Governors to force the sale of the team and “do everything in my power” to assure that happens. The NBA commissioner said that Sterling confirmed to him that it was indeed his voice on the audio recordings.

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