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    Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA[W:545]

    Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling will be banned for life and fined $2.5 million for racist comments, NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday.

    The move comes after days of outrage at ugly words attributed to Sterling from a taped conversation with an ex-girlfriend.

    The comments, where the owner seemed to say he didn't want his much-younger girlfriend hanging out with Black people on Instagram or bringing them to games, were first by TMZ and then in another recording posted on the website Deadspin.


    The NBA had said it was unable to authenticate the tapes, but Sterling's wife told KABC-TV in Los Angeles that it was her husband on the recordings.

    At a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, Commissioner Silver said an investigation had confirmed that the voice on the tapes and the "hateful opinions voiced" were those of Sterling.


    Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA - NBC News

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    NBA Bans Donald Sterling For Life


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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling will be banned for life and fined $2.5 million for racist comments, NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday.

    The move comes after days of outrage at ugly words attributed to Sterling from a taped conversation with an ex-girlfriend.

    The comments, where the owner seemed to say he didn't want his much-younger girlfriend hanging out with Black people on Instagram or bringing them to games, were first by TMZ and then in another recording posted on the website Deadspin.


    The NBA had said it was unable to authenticate the tapes, but Sterling's wife told KABC-TV in Los Angeles that it was her husband on the recordings.

    At a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, Commissioner Silver said an investigation had confirmed that the voice on the tapes and the "hateful opinions voiced" were those of Sterling.


    Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA - NBC News

    So who owns the Clippers, and would anybody know the difference if the answer is "nobody?"

    Seems a bit harsh.


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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Harsh, but it doesn't surprise me.
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    Re: NBA Bans Donald Sterling For Life

    From riches to rags in four days. wow.

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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    So who owns the Clippers, and would anybody know the difference if the answer is "nobody?"

    Seems a bit harsh.
    I thought he owned them, rocket. I'm confused as well, and hope someone can answer.

    It's very harsh.

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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Fairly predictable.

    Remind me to never tell off a girlfriend who is literally half my age over a smart phone with a recorder. Wow.

    Remember when Isaiah Thomas said if Larry Bird was black, he'd be just another good player? Would that get him banned now, too? Does this apply to players for anything they say, too?

    Slippery slope, but here we are.

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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    He owns them but it seems his ownership is subject to the provisions of the NBA constitution.

    It's harsh but from the press conference I just saw it's naturally all about money. Seems lots of sponsors pulled their support because of Sterling's statements. They probably needed to have someone tossed under the bus.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    The NBA is awesome. This is the same NBA who let DeShawn Stevenson play even after pleading "no contest" to having sex with a 14 year old girl, who he got drunk.

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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling will be banned for life and fined $2.5 million for racist comments, NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday.


    The move comes after days of outrage at ugly words attributed to Sterling from a taped conversation with an ex-girlfriend.

    The comments, where the owner seemed to say he didn't want his much-younger girlfriend hanging out with Black people on Instagram or bringing them to games, were first by TMZ and then in another recording posted on the website Deadspin.


    The NBA had said it was unable to authenticate the tapes, but Sterling's wife told KABC-TV in Los Angeles that it was her husband on the recordings.

    At a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, Commissioner Silver said an investigation had confirmed that the voice on the tapes and the "hateful opinions voiced" were those of Sterling.


    Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA - NBC News



    Wow.

    This is way more than I ever expected would happen.

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