Twitter went crazy after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has banned Donald Sterling for life from any association with the Clippers or the NBA, after audio leaked of sterling spewing racist comments.
The NBA issued the following in a press release:
Commissioner Silver has also fined Mr. Sterling $2.5 million, the maximum amount allowed under the NBA Constitution. The fine money will be donated to organizations dedicated to anti-discrimination and tolerance efforts that will be jointly selected by the NBA and the Players.
As part of the lifetime ban, Mr. Sterling may not attend any NBA games or practices, be present at any Clippers office or facility, or participate in any business or player personnel decisions involving the team. He will also be barred from attending NBA Board of Governors meetings and participating in any other league activity.
Commissioner Silver also announced that he will urge the Board of Governors to exercise its authority to force a sale of the team.
With an uproar of celebratory tweets, it seems the majority was well in aggreeance with Sterling’s deemed punishment. With opinions from everyone from Joe Budden to Quest Love, check out “Twitter Celebrates After Sterling Is Banned For Life From NBA.”