Donald Sterling Banned For Life From NBA, Fined $2.5 Million
Somewhereinamerica, V. Stiviano is twerking. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced at a press conference Tuesday (April 29 that former L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned fo' life from the NBA and the Clippers organization for the racist comments he made against minorities.
The controversial audio was recorded by his ex-girlfriend V. Stiviano, who is tangled in this lawsuit with Sterling. NBA authorities then verified the voice as Sterling's and decided on the lifetime ban, along with a $2.5 million fine.
After an ongoing publicity firestorm, including big-name sponsors pulling out, and the NAACP returning all donations and retracting the Lifetime Achievement Award he was set to receive, Sterling is no longer able to associate with the league in any capacity for the rest of his life. He is 81.