Saturday, May 3, 2014
Donald Sterling Banned for Life
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned for life and fined $2.5 million dollars for racist comments he made in a conversation recorded by his "assistant". No matter how these comments got out they are from a bygone era that must never return. The NBA commissioner's decision to ban Sterling, fine him and also seek to have the other owners vote to force him out is the right decision. I do get Mark Cuban's comments about being cautious about doing such a thing and the precedent it sets but even Cuban has sided with commissioner Adam Silver on this. I would be surprised if any owners don't vote Sterling out. Would you want to be that guy defending his position? No way. I applaud Silver for acting so quickly though the perceived threat of NBA players going as far as not playing in playoff games I'm sure helped him speed up the process. Again good on the NBA. I'm just hoping this doesn't drag out into the courts for years. It would be nice to see this settled prior to next season's tipoff.