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Breaking Down Donald Sterling’s Lifetime Ban

Sports Illustrated's Maggie Gray and TIME's Sean Gregory analyze NBA commIssioner Adam Silver's decision to expel Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling because of his racist comments.

LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling today received a lifetime ban from the NBA as well as a record $2.5 million dollar fine for racist statements that emerged last week.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced the punishment Tuesday at a news conference in New York.

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