Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Massa Candy has lost his Plantation: Sterling BANNED FOR LIFE!

No more money to be made off the backs of "black bodies" for Donald Sterling.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver made the announcement at a New York press conference moments after Sterling told Fox News that he was not interested in selling the team. When reached after the press conference by Fox News' Jim Gray, Sterling declined to comment.

Silver, who succeeded David Stern as NBA commissioner in February, said the league interviewed Sterling during its investigation. He said NBA investigators determined that the voice heard on the audio tape obtained by TMZ was Sterling's and called the comments "deeply offensive" and "harmful."

"Sentiments of this kind are contrary to the principles of inclusion and respect that form the foundation of our diverse, multi-cultural and multi-ethnic league," Silver said.

On Sunday, TMZ posted audio of a man purported to be Sterling telling his girlfriend that he didn't want her bringing black people to "my games."

Silver told the room full of reporters that he is banning Sterling for life from any association with the team or the NBA. The ban, he said, includes attending games and team practices. He said the $2.5 million fine was the harshest under NBA rules. Silver said he will urge the Board of Governors to force the sale of the team and "do everything in my power to ensure that that happens."

Silver said Sterling's representatives found out about the ruling just before the press conference. He called the lifetime ban independent of selling the team.

"Former and current NBA players are very happy and satisfied with Commissioner Silver's ruling," Earvin "Magic" Johnson tweeted.

Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, tweeted, "I agree 100% with Commissioner Silvers findings and the actions taken against Donald Sterling."

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