It seems the Donald SterlingAdam Silver instituted a lifetime ban against Sterling.
This means the owner may not attend games or practices, be present at any Clippers office or facility, or participate in making any decisions for the team. Sterling will also be fined $2.5 million for his racist remarks and depending on the votes of the teams other owners, he may be forced to sell his share of ownership.
While basketball icon Magic Johnson has already thanked Silver for the swift action, Twitter also had a thing or two to say about the events.
The memes have already started.
Magic Johnson to Donald Sterling! #BannedForLife #Clippers pic.twitter.com/W7Jv4CAYQh
— NBA Memes (@NBAMemes) April 29, 2014
Some have kept their feelings professional.
Thank you, Commissioner Silver, for making it clear that bigotry, Donald Sterling’s or otherwise, has no place in the @NBA. — Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) April 29, 2014
The shocking thing about the #DonaldSterling story is that LA is pretending to be shocked. #weknew For… http://t.co/YfVGAI8fyk — Arsenio Hall (@ArsenioHall) April 29, 2014
#DonaldSterling now you can take that long vacation
— A$AP F3RG (@ASAPferg) April 29, 2014
While others make jokes.
Impressed with the #NBA Donald Sterling lifetime #NBA ban. However it would probably sting more if he wasn’t already 112 years old.
— Sarah Colonna (@sarahcolonna) April 29, 2014
Donald Sterling has also been sentenced to watching Cleveland Browns game highlights every night — Evil Mike Tomlin (@EvilMikeTomlin) April 29, 2014
LA Times announces it will deliver the paper to Donald Sterling’s house without the sports section. — The Fake ESPN (@TheFakeESPN) April 29, 2014
Man Adam Silver isn’t playing, he’s not even letting #DonaldSterling watch “Basketball Wives”. #Clippers
— Robert Flores (@RoFloESPN) April 29, 2014
Donald Sterling punished with lifetime ban from the NBA, $2.5M fine, and taking 1,000 selfies with black people on Instagram
— John Durant (@johndurant) April 30, 2014
This one might be the best.
Donald Sterling didn’t lose his team because he was racist. He lost because he trusted these hoes.
— Southside Vic (@SouthsideVic) April 29, 2014
But in the end, this sums it up perfectly.
Adam Silver to Donald #Sterling shorter version: Bye Felicia.
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) April 29, 2014
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