NBA Bans Donald Sterling for Life

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the league for life and fined him $2.5 million for the racist remarks he made in a leaked phone call. Silver said the NBA interviewed Sterling and he admitted to being the voice on the tape. "The views expressed are deeply offensive and harmful, that they came from an NBA owner only heightens the damage and my anger," Silver said. Sterling will not be involved with games or practices, offices and facilities, or any team business matters. Silver said he is pushing the NBA Board of Governors to force Sterling to sell the team, which requires the approval of three-quarters of the board. The vice president of the NBA player's union said players were prepared to boycott all the playoff games if Sterling was not suspended.