NBA players support Silver’s ‘Sterling’ decision, but litigation may follow

Adam Silver was widely supported by NBA players for his response to Donald Sterling’s racist rant – yet the Clippers owner may fight the ruling in court.

When Adam Silver was growing up in Westchester County, NY, he was a fan of the many pro basketball players, particularly those on the New York Knicks. This week, National Basketball Association (NBA) players have returned the admiration for the new commissioner after he announced a far-reaching decision on the future of Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

With players, fans, many sponsors and apparently the key owners of other teams disgusted with Sterling’s racist comments, Silver ordered a lifetime ban on the veteran owner. Silver is also using all of his powers to encourage that the NBA toss Sterling out as an owner, and Silver imposed the maximum fine on Sterling: $2.5 million.

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