Today, the right decision was made. Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, was banned for life by NBA commissioner Adam Silver for making racist remarks on a taped conversation with his mistress. Sterling was also fined $2.5 million for his views on blacks and minorities in general.
While Sterling will maintain ownership of the Clippers, it forces his hand in selling the team he has owned since 1981, when he bought the franchise for $12.5 million. Today, the franchise is $575 million according to Forbes magazine.
So no matter what, Sterling will leave the NBA a wealthier man, than when he arrived 33 years ago.
But for all that, I say good riddance to one of the worst owners in the history of North American sports. I wrote about Sterling and the Clippers some time ago in my Worst Teams of All Time series. I portrayed…
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