NBA bans Sterling for life over racist comments

NBA bans Sterling for life over racist comments

The US’ National Basketball Association has banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the game for life, for making racist comments.

Sterling has been fined $2.5 million and will not be allowed any role in the operations of his team, or be able to serve as one of the league’s governors.

It comes after a tape revealed he asked his girlfriend not to associate with African American people. 

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has urged the other owners to vote to force Sterling to sell the Clippers, a move that would require approval of three-quarters of the current owners.

The decision to ban Sterling has drawn praise from around the league.

The Clippers said in a statement that the team “wholeheartedly” supports the NBA’s move, and members of the cross-town rival Los Angeles Lakers joined Mayor Eric Garcetti at a news conference in a show of support for Silver.

 

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