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LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling on troubles

Under nba posted 1417 days ago.

The LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling is now banned for life by the NBA Commissioner Adam Silver for racist comments he made on an audio recording made public the past weekend. Adam Silver on a news conference on Tuesday afternoon announced the ban is immediately effective, and also a maximum fine of $2.5 million that Sterling will have to pay, Adam said that he would strongly recommend a forced sale of the basketball team. The NBA investigation into Sterling began after TMZ posted a nearly 10-minute audio recording. In wich, allegedly between Sterling and his girlfriend V. Stiviano, he asks her to stop publicly associating with minorities. Stiviano, who is black and Mexican, reportedly posted an Instagram photo of herself standing with NBA Hall of Famer Earvin "Magic" Johnson. That photo, which has since been removed, was also referenced in the recorded conversation. "The central findings of the investigation are that the man whose voice is heard on the recording and on a second recording released on Sunday and that the hateful opinions expressed are those of Mr. Sterling," Silver said. According to Clippers President Andy Roeser, Stiviano is the defendant in lawsuit filed by Sterling's wife. The suit claims Stiviano tried to embezzle about $1.8 million from the Clippers owner. Almost 75 percent of the vote among the league's owners is needed to remove control of a team from another owner. League owners, current and former players and President Barack Obama were among the many people who publicly condemned Sterling's alleged comments, and also multiple companies have canceled sponsorship deals with this team, which means lots of money.


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