L.A. Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Banned For Life By The NBA, Fined $2.5 Million, Will Be Pressured To Sell Team. Magic Johnson Interested In Buying *UPDATE* Video Added

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At a press conference held Tuesday, April 29, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life from the NBA. He will not be allowed to attend games, practices or league sanctioned functions.

Additionally, Sterling has been fined the maximum amount of $2.5 million. He will also be pressured to sell the team.

Silver said the business mogul admitted it was his voice on the audiotapes that have been leaked on TMZ and Deadspin. On the tapes Sterling can be heard expressing racist and misogynistic views to his then girlfriend V. Stiviano.

Donald Sterling (left) and V. Stiviano

The commissioner said that he had spoken to several owners who approved the punishment.

Magic Johnson was called out by name on the tapes as one of the African Americans Sterling didn't want Stiviano to bring to Clippers games and not post photos of on her Instagram.

According to Yahoo, Johnson is interested in purchasing the team.

Magic Johnson and his billionaire backers, the Guggenheim Partners, want a chance to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources told Yahoo Sports. "Magic's absolutely interested," one source closely connected to Johnson's business interests told Yahoo Sports on Sunday night.

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Comment by M.K.J... on May 7, 2014 at 8:46pm
Comment by SMP on May 1, 2014 at 3:29pm
fu-ck that fa-ggot a-ss racist and that snitching hoe lmao
Comment by SMP on May 1, 2014 at 3:28pm
Comment by Ronald MAUDLIN on April 30, 2014 at 4:46pm
F*** Donald Sterling and that b**** that snitch on him. That b**** is a gold digger and she learn from the best...... That b**** best friend is SUPER HEAD AKA that low down dirty skank that wrote the book on all those celebrities. When you hang around b****** like that you bound to get caught up in some s*** and this was b**** SUPER HEAD trying to defend this b**** on the News she's just trying to get her name back in the spotlight money hungry hoes.....
Comment by mike on April 30, 2014 at 1:10pm
yall keep sayin he didnt say the word really? he might as well said it the way he sID HE AINT WANT HIS GIRL TO BE AROUD BLACK PEOPLE OR BRING EM TO GAMES
Comment by F***THEWORLD on April 30, 2014 at 10:32am
Sterling never said the Nword. N*****!
Comment by F***THEWORLD on April 30, 2014 at 10:32am
@Adam Bomb is a fuking idiot that dont know s***!!!
Comment by Ari on April 30, 2014 at 8:20am
this man looks a big idiot :) but hey what the f.uck can they do to him? answer its NOTHING! Because he is to f.ucking rich and he can buy the Law very easy :) I wish him locked for life....
Comment by Adam Bomb on April 30, 2014 at 5:05am
well obviously he hates black people. he even says on the tape "i hate black people, they're always stealing and being lazy. damned n-words". i was appalled when he said that. racist motherufucker.
Comment by T.j. Hall on April 30, 2014 at 2:22am
I cant understand how he hates black people, but has a mixed race Mexican/African-American Girlfriend.
Fu*king Idiot.

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