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NBA banned Donald Sterling, team owner of Los Angeles Clippers for life after racist remark

May 2, 2014 10:10 IST

National Basketball Association (NBA) on 1 May 2014 banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life and fined him 2.5 million dollars. He was banned over an alleged racist remark on African-American spectators in the stand. The association also claimed that they will force Donald Sterling to sell his team.

The fine of 2.5 million dollar is the maximum amount allowed under the NBA’s unpublished constitution.

The ban was imposed after the inquiry established that Sterling expressed the remarks. This remark was contrary to the principles of inclusion and respect that form the foundation of our diverse, multicultural and multi-ethnic league.

Following the incident, Barack Obama, the US President commented that the United States continues to wrestle with a legacy of race, slavery and segregation. That’s still there, the vestiges of discrimination.

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