Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Banned for Life

Published 04/29 2014 01:20PM

Updated 04/29 2014 05:51PM

Los Angeles -- Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling will be banned for life and fined $2.5 million for racist cmoments, NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday.

The move comes after days of outrage at ugly words attributed to Sterling from a taped conversation with an ex-girlfriend.

The comments, where the owner seemed to say he didn't want his much-younger girlfriend hanging out with Black people on Instagram or bringing them to games, were first by TMZ and then in another recording posted on the website Deadspin.

Copyright 2015 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


.