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Letter from the NBA Commissioner: Clippers' owner banned from the league!

 Fans or not of hardwood Basketball, I'm sure you already heard the stories surrounding David Sterling

NBA Team owner getting banned from the league, after recordings of his racist comments afloats. This is more of story about the an old man who lost his cool, said racist things that involves skin color that eventually escalated to his own doom. He could've denied all the rumors but unfortunately, the racist rants were all recorded.
David Sterling MEME
Sterling MEME

To show how serious the NBA is, specially the new commissioner, Adam Silver, he made sure that this act won't left unnoticed.

He even made a letter addressing the NBA fans, promising "to turn the spotlight back where it belongs: on the game we all love and on these thrilling playoffs".

Adam Silver bans David Sterling from the NBA forever
NBA Commissioner, Adam Silver, talks to the press about banning Sterling for life

Here's the official letter from the NBA Commissioner:

Dear Fans,
This afternoon I announced that, following the completion of a thorough investigation into an audio recording obtained by TMZ, I banned Donald Sterling for life from any association with the Clippers or the NBA, effective immediately. Mr. Sterling may not attend any NBA games or practices, be present at any Clippers office or facility, or participate in any business or player personnel decisions involving the team. I also fined Mr. Sterling $2.5 million, the maximum amount allowed under the NBA Constitution. These funds will be donated to charitable organizations dedicated to anti-discrimination and tolerance efforts that will be jointly selected by the NBA and its Players Association. 

The views expressed by Mr. Sterling are deeply offensive and hurtful. I am extremely proud of this great league's diverse, respectful and inclusive culture, and we will not allow one individual's intolerant views to define us. Let me be clear: Mr. Sterling's views have no place in the NBA. 

This has been a painful episode for all members of the NBA family. I very much appreciate your understanding during this process. I also want to express my thanks and admiration to Coach Doc Rivers, Chris Paul, and the entire Clippers organization for their professionalism throughout this matter, and to Chris and Mayor Kevin Johnson for their leadership and partnership on behalf of the Players Association. 
And now I am eager to turn the spotlight back where it belongs: on the game we all love and on these thrilling playoffs, which have been some of the most exciting basketball I've seen in my 22 years with the league. I hope you enjoy the rest of the playoffs and The Finals. 


Adam Silver

Different reactions are roaming around the internet, including Memes of David Sterling getting banned for life from the NBA.

This only means that there's a lot of changes happened in the NBA. Included in the said changes is how equality not only in terms of nationality but also of skin color is very much important nowadays. How about you? What's your take with this sanction that bans David Sterling forever from the NBA?

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