NBA bans Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life over racist comments

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, right, and

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, right, and V. Stiviano, left, watch the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. Sterling has been banned for life by the NBA in response to racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation. (April 29, 2014 4:26 PM)

(AP) - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life by the NBA in response to racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation.

Commissioner Adam Silver said he will try to force the controversial owner to sell his franchise. Sterling has also been fined $2.5 million, and Silver made no effort to hide his outrage over the comments.

He said a league...

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