Posted: Tuesday, 29 April 2014 2:33PM

NBA: LA Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Banned for Life



NBATV/ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The NBA announced on Tuesday that it has suspended Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life and fined him $2.5 million after he was recorded making racist comments.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver made the announcement at a news conference in New York.

The decision comes after days of public outrage directed at Sterling after an audio recording surfaced over the weekend that allegedly contained his voice saying racist comments to his then-girlfriend Vanessa Stiviano.

The tape recorded a man's voice, which the NBA said is Sterling, telling Stiviano not to post pictures of herself with black men to Instagram or bring black men to Clippers games. One of the men mentioned is Hall of Famer Magic Johnson.

Sterling, 80, has owned the Clippers since 1981.

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