Clippers owner banned for life, fined 2.5 million for racist comments

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Updated: 4/29 3:50 pm
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (NBC News, MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling will be banned for life and fined $2.5 million for racist comments, NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday.

The move comes after days of outrage at ugly words attributed to Sterling from a taped conversation with an ex-girlfriend.

The comments, where the owner seemed to say he didn't want his much-younger girlfriend hanging out with Black people on Instagram or bringing them to games, were first by TMZ and then in another recording posted on the website Deadspin.

The NBA had said if it was able to authenticate the tapes, but Sterling's wife told KABC-TV in Los Angeles that it was her husband on the recordings.
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renojim - 4/30/2014 1:34 PM
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The government is preventing anyone from saying anything, the league, within it's LEGAL guidelines is handing down discipline. Plain and simple. Any Obama reference, or government reference is just an individual using this forum to whine about their political position, most of which is driven by the race of our current president, or an individuals own insecurities or inadequacies in comparison to african americans......

renojim - 4/30/2014 1:33 PM
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The government is preventing anyone from saying anything, the league, within it's LEGAL guidelines is handing down discipline. Plain and simple. Any Obama reference, or government reference is just an individual using this forum to whine about their political position, most of which is driven by the race of our current president, or an individuals own insecurities or inadequacies in comparison to african americans......

renojim - 4/30/2014 1:33 PM
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The government is preventing anyone from saying anything, the league, within it's LEGAL guidelines is handing down discipline. Plain and simple. Any Obama reference, or government reference is just an individual using this forum to whine about their political position, most of which is driven by the race of our current president, or an individuals own insecurities or inadequacies in comparison to african americans......

renojim - 4/30/2014 1:30 PM
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You have the right to say many things, you have the right to yell "bomb" on an airplane, but you will be arrested for it since it has been deemed illegal. You can say anything you want, you can call your boss an "a**hole", but the constitution won't prevent you from being fired.

renojim - 4/30/2014 1:30 PM
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You have the right to say many things, you have the right to yell "bomb" on an airplane, but you will be arrested for it since it has been deemed illegal. You can say anything you want, you can call your boss an "a**hole", but the constitution won't prevent you from being fired.

renojim - 4/30/2014 12:55 PM
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Speed, Obama isn't taking his team!! The guidelines of the NBA says that the owners, requiring a 3/4 vote, can force the sale of the team based on actions detrimental to the league. This isn't violating the constitution, and while all speach is free, some speach comes with consequences!!!

Speed - 4/30/2014 12:14 PM
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Not true,sandwulf-this Country is currently ruled by a Racist. That's a huge part of the renewed Racism uproar we've seen during this last 6 years. Part of his "platform" when he was first running for office was his desire to bring America together. Well-THAT worked out fine,dinnit? Turns out,he's intentionally done more to DESTROY Race Relations in the US than any President in well over a Century. Regardless,Let the guy be who he is,be it racist,idiot or whatever,and GET OVER IT.I don't see anywhere in the US Constitution where it condones taking another person's property (his money,his team,etc.)for saying what he believes. If THAT is the parameter we must go by,then who decides what should or should not be said? On whose authority do you take someone's belongings for something he said? How long will it be before someone takes your home from you for criticizing the Government? Remember,people-once we open that door,it's damned hard to close it. And if you can say,"Well,THIS is a special case-it won't be like that for others.",guess what-if you give the government an inch,they re-define "inch" to mean they get the whole Country. Look back in History and see how this works.

Sandwulf - 4/30/2014 12:08 AM
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Black people use racial slurs all the time. When the white man does it, he should be punished and lose everything he has. Of course when a black man does it, he should be rewarded! That is our society and how it really works! Only white people can be racists! :-(

renojim - 4/29/2014 7:19 PM
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Whatever helps you sleep at night.

wilson - 4/29/2014 7:05 PM
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renojim Seems when someone makes comments you don't agree with, you call them ignorant racists! Guess that makes you a “Race Baiter” By the way; how do you know that I'm not “Black”! If I were, and you don't know for sure; Would I still be a ignorant Racist?? Thanks again for showing your true self and proving my point. When all else fails pull out the race card!
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