|Donald Sterling with alleged girlfriend, V. Staviano|
|NBA Commissioner Adam Silver|
"The hateful opinions are those of Mr. Sterling. The views expressed by Mr. Sterling are deeply offensive and harmful."
According to TMZ, in addition to Donald Sterling being BANNED FOR LIFE from the NBA and from the L.A. Clippers organization. He was also fined $2.5 million by the NBA. As for the ban, Sterling will not be allowed to attend any NBA games or practices ever again, and will not be permitted inside any team facilities. Silver says, during the investigation, Sterling confirmed he made the racist comments.
Silver says he's "personally outraged."
Silver says he will do "everything in my power" to try to "force" Sterling to sell the Clippers. Silver says Sterling has no place in the NBA. He also says that he has full support of the NBA owners.
Silver says he does not know if Sterling plans to fight the lifetime ban.
TMZ Sports broke the story that Sterling told V. Stiviano he did not want her to bring black people to Clippers games, including Magic Johnson.