The NBA has banned Donald Sterling for life from any association with the Los Angeles Clippers organization or the NBA, effective immediately.
League president Adam Silver announced the ban at a press conference in New York City. The league’s investigation confirmed the voice on the audio recording released by TMZ on Saturday belonged to Sterling, Silver said. An additional $2.5 million fine has been assessed, with the money going toward anti-discrimination groups.
The Clippers host the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of a Western Conference quarterfinals series tonight. It’s going to be one hell of a scene.
Shortly after the announcement, the team’s official website got a new look.