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Adam Silver Statement

In a landmark decision Tuesday afternoon, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver delivered a lifetime ban and $2.5 million fine to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling in response to racist comments the league says Sterling made in a recorded conversation.

“This kind of behavior can’t be allowed in the NBA by owners, players or anybody,” Rockets owner Les Alexander told the Houston Chronicle. “This guy has no place in the family of the NBA. Whatever it takes, we have to make sure this kind of event never happens again.”