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In case you've been living under a rock, the NBA and Commissioner Adam Silver has - effective immediately - banned soon-to-be-former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers Donald Sterling from essentially every NBA activity, from making executive decisions regarding the Clippers to even attending games, for life.

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life by the NBA in response to racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday that he will try to force the controversial owner to sell his franchise. Sterling has also been fined $2.5 million, and Silver made no effort to hide his outrage over the comments.

Silver said a league investigation found that the NBA's longest-tenured owner was in fact the person on the audiotapes that were released over the weekend.

I won't provide my own opinions on this matter, but instead I'll let you - the visitor - speak your piece/peace below in the comments section. How do you think this will affect the NBA? Will the Clippers be more motivated than ever throughout the playoffs, or will this be too much of a distraction/stress for them to handle? Leave your words below.

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  • ball666

    WHERE MY LAKER FANS/CLIPPER HATERS AT???

    team will prob lose the series, but i think it's stupid to ask them or fans to protest a game.

  • PV

    Silver did the right thing. Salute.

  • trilla

    this some real nigga shit right here. Mad respect. Actions have consequences, that cocksucka learned it the hard way.

  • Nicolas Thomas

    Very great news. Couldn't have handled it better in my opinion. This racist piece of shit had this coming for a while. The fact that he almost won his SECOND lifetime achievement award from the LA sector of the NAACP is just plain irony for this story. Hope he loses his team sooner rather than later, I don't want Doc Rivers leaving or the Clippers to lose any of their players, they don't deserve that.

  • BounceB

    Kinda misreporting here mek..Donald Sterling has not been forced to sell the team rather the owners must vote on that one the commissioner does not have that power..all that happened is a lifetime ban from NBA activites and 2.5 million dollar fine...

  • Guest

    BOOOOM MF!

  • ear2ear

    jumped the gun Meka. He is not forced to sell the Clippers yet. It is pending on if 23 owners vote to make him force sell. Mark Cuban has already stated that although he does think Sterling's comments are disgusting, a forced sell is something that could be problematic. Also Sterling has a take it to court kind of attitude so I think this will be an ugly drawn out process. Fact remains they should have banned Sterling long ago as he's had more serious allegations and disgusting behavior in the past that range from race to sexual harassment to just plain cheating people out of money. If he is forced to sell, he'll make right around a billion dollars off the sale. But yeah, Silver is doing the right thing. But I wish Stern had done more earlier

  • http://thatmorbidshit.tumblr.com/ FuckYouPayMe

    At the end of the day this smug, spoiled milk complexioned dicchead is worth 1.9 billion dollars. Worth close to 2 billion dollars and still can't get a loyal bitch.
    And he's about as racist as any other disgustingly rich billionaire.

  • Exhibit C

    He should be gone, this is the right thing. However, If Magic Johnson turns around and buys the team I'm gonna call setup. Also, I find it funny that the NBA is so up in arms over this ignorant old racist (as they should be) but they're totally fine with supporting and accepting endorsements from Nike, a known human rights violator all over the world. Bit of a double standard there, I guess they can replace a team owner but they can't replace all those shoe deals.

    • Julian T. Wyllie

      I agree. There are a lot of grey areas with this just like most controversies in life. Not saying I am for or against the ban. But some will bring up the alleged first amendment issues, privacy laws, ethics and other matters that make the situation not as simple as some want it to be. Either way, the ugliness of the world shines again.

      • Ryan

        There are no first amendment issues here, a right to say what you feel doesn't mean you can carry on business as usual in a private organization, or suffer consequences for you words.

        • Julian T. Wyllie

          I agree with you. But not a lot of people understand that. Check any media site right now. People can't understand the point you just made.

  • padawan_killah

    alright meka, back to perpetuating the stereotypes that make ppl like sterling feel justified.

  • 2dope4nope

    Good move, Adam Silver!

  • https://soundcloud.com/dennistheonenonly Dennis Saucier

    sterling silver

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  • Donnie Genesis

    This is definitely great, now he will never be at another game again.

  • Jojoba

    Doesnt Donald Sterling look like the dean from Community

    Also racism = bad

  • David Landon

    I feel like this shithead taught us to stop mistaking alot of activity/action(i.e. technological advancements,the arts,etc.) for motion/progress in our country.

  • IG: MORALESFJOSE

    IMO I THINK THIS IS STUPID. WHENEVER AN AFRICAN AMERICAN OR HISPANIC COMMIT A CRIME ON EACH OTHER OR ON A WHITE PERSON NOTHING IS HEARD OFF... BUT VICE VERSA ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE. LIKE THE TRAYVON CASE, IT WAS A HISPANIC PERSON THAT COMMITTED A CRIME NOT A WHITE PERSON. SO THE QUESTION IS IF STERLING WAS BLACK AND SAID THAT TO HIS TEAM HOW WOULD PEOPLE REACT? OR IF HE WAS A HISPANIC?

    • jon

      shut the fuck up with your caps, sterling is a fucking racist so fuck him and that coward piece of shit by the name of George Zimmerman was racist too,fucking white washed bitch probably cant even speak espanol and "ps i am a latin" only fucking people who lose their culture would claim that title as "latin american"... im Mexican and fucking proud of it

  • http://www.praverb.net/ Praverb

    Sigh this dude is rich. Regardless props on the NBA for taking a stand.

  • MikeB

    Adam Silver got them EARS tho. God damn

  • bean

    if you have 10 minutes listen to Bomani Jones speak some truth about the real issue at hand in this situation. Gets serious around 3 minutes...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6bLKe9-Mto&feature=youtu.be

  • Eric Sanchez

    Kind of ironic how a jewish man can be so racist when during his lifetime a man by the name of adolf hitler exibited the highest form of racism and put innocent jews in concentration camps.

    • jon

      is he really jewish

      • Eric Sanchez

        Yea read his bio