NBA Clippers Owner Sterling Banned For Life Over Race Remarks
New York (AFP) – Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned from the NBA for life Tuesday by league commissioner Adam Silver after making racist comments that sparked a national firestorm.
“The views expressed by Mr. Sterling are deeply offensive and harmful,” Silver said of the comments made by Sterling, in which he told his girlfriend he did not want blacks to attend Clippers games with her. “That they came from an NBA owner only heightens the damage and my personal outrage.”
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