The ruling for LA Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, has been released and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has banned him from the NBA with a 2.5 million dollar fine. I am no sports girl at all, but when it comes to matters of disrespect I have a voice. This was the most disgraceful way to exit a league but I think it was pretty fair. We have to stop making race discrimination acceptable on all levels in this country.
If perhaps you had been living under a rock here is how this drama filled situation started:
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. Yikes!!
Adam Silver stated the below in terms of why this had to be done:
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.
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