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NBA Commissioner states that Donald Sterling will not attend Clippers game after racial remarks

By Shaunice Conyers,

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says that Clippers owner Donald Sterling will sit out the team's playoff game on Sunday, April 27.


The Hollywood Reporter reports how Silver said that the NBA will move quickly in its investigation against Sterling, but he would not issue any punishment against Sterling until the league has finished their investigation. During a press conference, Silver stated, "We intend to get to the bottom of it as quickly as possible." Silver also said that Sterling agreed to not attend the Clippers playoff game in Oakland on Sunday, April 27. Many public figures have come out and criticized Sterling for his remarks. This includes Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant and Al Sharpton.

TMZ revealed a recording of Sterling's racial remarks. Reportedly, Sterling has a history of racist behavior because he has been sued twice by the federal government for not renting houses to African Americans and Hispanics. Also, he was sued for racial discrimination by Elgin Baylor, a former executive with the Clippers.

 
 

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