NBA Hits Clippers Owner Sterling With Lifetime Ban, $2.5 Million Fine : The Two-Way : NPR: Update at 2:15 p.m. ET: NBA Bans Sterling, Levies $2.5 Million Fine
The NBA is banning Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, league Commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday, saying that its investigation has verified Sterling made racist comments in an audio recording that was made public Friday.
Saying that the NBA's investigation included a discussion with Sterling, Silver stated that the views he expressed "are deeply offensive and harmful."
Silver said he was outraged by the remarks; he also apologized to former players and anyone else offended by the sentiments in the recording.