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VIDEO - NBA Commissioner's statement banning Clippers owner

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced in a press conference on Tuesday that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life by the NBA.

This is 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.

"I fully expect to get the support I need from the other NBA owners I need to remove him," Silver said.

Watch an excerpt from the conference here.
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