Reactions to the NBA's lifetime ban of Donald Sterling
The NBA reacts to Adam Silver announcing Donald Sterling's lifetime ban.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced on Tuesday the league has banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life, while also fining him the maximum penalty of $2.5 million.
Immediately following the announcement, the league reacted to Silver's press conference, expressing pretty much universal appreciation.
Former and current NBA players are very happy and satisfied with Commissioner Silver's ruling.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 29, 2014
Adam Silver has spoken— Ekpe Udoh (@EkpeUdoh) April 29, 2014
Banned for life— Anthony Tolliver (@ATolliver44) April 29, 2014
Every #nba player who can be.. IS glued to their tv right now.— Patrick Patterson (@pdpatt) April 29, 2014
For life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!— JARRETT JACK (@Jarrettjack03) April 29, 2014
I agree 100% with Commissioner Silvers findings and the actions taken against Donald Sterling— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) April 29, 2014
Thank you Adam Silver.— Brent Barry (@Barryathree) April 29, 2014
Wizards staying at my hotel. Cheers just came from a room nearby after Silver made his announcement— Tracy Wolfson (@tracywolfson) April 29, 2014
Nothing but respect for commissioner Silver— Ed Davis (@eddavis32) April 29, 2014
POWERFULL !— fournier evan (@EvanFourmizz) April 29, 2014
Great Job!— Zach Randolph (@MacBo50) April 29, 2014
Adam Silver making his mark.. Not playing around . It is the right move though!— Peyton Siva Jr (@PeypeySiva3) April 29, 2014
Big ups to Adam Silver. I think this is a very appropriate way to handle this situation. Now it's up to the owners to make him sell.— Mario Chalmers (@mchalmers15) April 29, 2014
Proud of the #NBA and their handling of the offensive comments made by Sterling. I'm honored to be joining this league and family.— andrew wiggins (@22wiggins) April 29, 2014
Commissioner Silver has made the right moves in response to this unfortunate absurd spectacle. #ZeroTolerance— Dan Gilbert (@cavsdan) April 29, 2014
Applaud Adam Silver for his stance! #progress— Shaun Livingston (@ShaunLivingston) April 29, 2014
Commissioner Silver....STRONG...way to take charge and protect our great league.— THREE (@DwyaneWade) April 29, 2014
Great job Adam.The @NBA is in good hands. You have my full support.— Micky Arison (@MickyArison) April 29, 2014
I agree with the commissioner and the NBA's action against Sterling, but eventually he still has to go.— Anthony Morrow (@MrAnthonyMorrow) April 29, 2014
I completely support NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s decisive action on the Sterling issue. Great leadership and the league is in good hands.— Paul Allen (@PaulGAllen) April 29, 2014
'Standing ovation' for Commissioner Silver. Big time decision standing up for the league and it's players. Now, Gotta see it through— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) April 29, 2014
Thank You Mr. Silver!!!— Tim Hardaway Jr (@T_HardJR) April 29, 2014
Thank you Mr. Silver!— Jason Smith (@JasonSmith014) April 29, 2014
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