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NBA bans racist Clippers owner for life

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The NBA banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life and fined him the maximum $2.5 million Tuesday for "deeply offensive and harmful" racist comments that sparked a national firestorm. 

Sterling and (presumably) ex-girl friend V. Stiviano take in a Clippers game earlier this year. Stivinao is suspected as the source who secretly taped a racist tirade by Sterling and passed along the clip to

Three days after a recording surfaced of Sterling urging his girlfriend V. Stiviano not to publicly associate with black peoples, NBA commissioner Adam Silver removed the 80-year-old billionaire from the league and urged owners to start the process of forcing him to sell the team he bought in 1981.

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