LA Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Banned For Life By NBA + Is the Ruling Too Harsh?

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The ruling for LA Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, has been released. On Tuesday afternoon NBA Commissioner Adam Silver held press conference. In short, the 80-year-old business man has been suspended for life and fined $2.5 million. The commissioner stated that he plans to “do everything in my power” to force the sale of the Clippers.

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The hateful opinions voiced by that man are those of Mr. Sterling. The views expressed by Mr. Sterling are deeply offensive and harmful. That they came from an NBA owner only heightens the damage and my personal outrage. I am banning Mr. Sterling for life from any association with the Clippers association or the NBA. Mr. Sterling may not attend any NBA games or practices, he may not be present at any Clippers facility, and he may not participate in any business or decisions involving the team.

As previously reported, on Saturday an audio recording taken by Sterling’s mistress, V. Stiviano, was released. In the clip Sterling tells Stiviano, who is of African-American and Mexican descent, not to broadcast her association with “black people” at Clipper’s games.

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What are your thoughts on the NBA’s ruling? Appropriate or too harsh? 

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