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NBA Bans Donald Sterling for Life

NBA commissioner Adam Silver made a historic statement in late April, slapping Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling with a lifetime ban and a league-maximum fine of $2.5 million after an investigation unearthed that it was he who made racist comments on a recorded phone call. Silver also gave NBA owners the power to force Sterling to sell the team with a three-fourths’ vote. Silver wound up losing the franchise to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer via a $2 billion sale last month. (Photos from Left: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images, Danny Moloshok/AP Photo)

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