The Commissioner of the NBA says Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is banned for life from the NBA and will be fined $2.5 million for racist statements he made that were caught on tape.
FOX News Radio's Jessica Rosenthal reports from Los Angeles:
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said he was personally outraged and distraught by the racist comments that were caught on tape.
(Silver) "Mr. Sterling acknowledged it was his voice on the tape."
He said aside from the ban and the fine he's asking the NBA board of governors to vote to force sterling to sell the team.
(Silver) "I fully expect to get the support I need from the other NBA owners to remove him."
Current and former players like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are thrilled.
(Jabar) "It was unbelievable you should've heard us when we were all listening to the press conference. We all started clapping because he handled it the right way."
A player representative called Adam Silver "the players' commissioner".
In LA, Jessica Rosenthal, FOX News Radio.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver addressed the media on Tuesday in regards to the investigation into alleged racist remarks made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
Following the Commissioner's news conference, LA Mayor Garcetti and Sacramento Mayor and Former NBA Player and NBAPA Rep Kevin Johnson held a press conference from Los Angeles City Hall with their reaction to the NBA's decisions.
LISTEN to FOX News Radio's special coverage of both news conferences:
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