The NBA is holding a press conference regarding Donald Sterling’s racist comments at 2p, but apparently TMZ already has the news of what’s about to be handed down.
Check out what they are reporting and the live stream of the announcement — we’ll keep you updated if anything changes.



Via TMZ:

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has tentatively decided to suspend Clippers owner Donald Sterling INDEFINITELY and impose a multi-million-dollar fine — but Sterling will NOT be forced to sell the team — sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ Sports.

We’re told the suspension does NOT include members of Sterling’s immediate family, but the NBA will have approval rights on who is running the team.

…One source tells us the fine has been tentatively set at $5 Mil.




11:17 AM PT — Donald Sterling has been BANNED FOR LIFE from the NBA and from the L.A. Clippers organization.

He was also fined $2.5 million by the NBA.

Silver says he will do “everything in my power” to try to “force” Sterling to sell the Clippers.

Silver says Sterling has no place in the NBA.

Silver says he does not know if Sterling plans to fight the lifetime ban.

Silver says he has full support of the NBA owners.

11:16 AM PT — “Investigation is complete … the man who’s voice is on the record and on a 2nd recording … is Mr. Sterling.”

“The hateful opinions are those of Mr. Sterling.  The views expressed by Mr. Sterling are deeply offensive and harmful.”

Silver says he’s “personally outraged.”

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