Silver hammers Sterling BANNED FOR LIFE

NBA commissioner Adam Silver laid down the law and hit Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling with a ban for life, $2.5 million fine and is seeking to make Sterling sell the team.

Donald Sterling many claim escaped NBA persecution in 2004-05 but now he must accept his punishment for audio taped identified as him making discriminatory remarks towards African-Americans.

According to ESPN.com Sterling is banished from the NBA and will be forced to sell the team.  The leagues new Commissioner stated, “”I fully expect to get the support I need from the other NBA owners to remove him,” Silver said.

In another article by ESPN, Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive said that he expects a unanimous vote in forcing sterling to sell the clippers.

Some potential ownership groups include Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson and as ESPN reported former boxer Oscar Del La Hoya and current boxing superstar Floyd “Money” Mayweather has expressed interest in buying the team.

Mayweather commented on the idea, “I called Al today about that to see if me, Leonard and Al, and hopefully Richard and a couple of other guys, a couple others of my billionaire guys, we can come together and see what we can come up with,” Mayweather said. “Hopefully, we can do it, and it’s not just talk.”

This marks a massive victory against racism in sports, which the powerful also must pay for their crimes. Yet another thought must be made, had these same remarks been made by an African-American or other minority owner, would there be as much of an outcry to rid the sport of said owner?

This is a question that may be answered one day, but the punishment must be the same for any race, gender and other orientation. Fair is fair no matter who it is.

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