Banned for Life! Silver Tarnishes Sterling

Donald Sterling

Donald Sterling

(Los Angeles, CA) – The new commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA) had a chance today to send a strong message regarding the racist rant from Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. To everyone’s surprise, he did.

Sterling became angry with his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, for posting a photo she had taken with basketball great Magic Johnson. More than the photo, Sterling seemed outraged that Stiviano would “promote” that she was “associating with black people.”

Sterling went on to say she should “not to bring them [African-Americans] to my games.” And he had choice words for Johnson, specially telling Stiviano she should not “bring him to my games.”

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver leveled the maximum punishment accorded to his office against Sterling, who is now:

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

  • fined $2.5 million
  • banned for life from the NBA
  • banned from any association with the NBA
  • banned from any association with the Los Angeles Clippers
  • banned from purchasing any basketball equipment
  • banned from watching any basketball games – preseason, regular season, or postseason – on television
  • banned from listening to any basketball games – preseason, regular season, or postseason – on the radio
  • banned from viewing any basketball news or stories found in either the Sports Illustrated magazine or Web site
Barack Obama (D-IL/Kenya)

Barack Obama

  • banned from making crank phone calls to basketball great Magic Johnson
  • forced to find out the first name of his girlfriend, V. Stiviano – who made the tape of the racist rant in the first place

Some of Sterling’s friends and associates came to his defense after the sentence was handed down. Real estate mogul and Tea Partyist Birther Donald Trump stuck by his assertion that Sterling was set up by “the girlfriend from Hell.”

“He would not have said ‘You’re fired!’ to Mr. Sterling,” said a Trump spokesman, speaking on condition of anonymity. “Now, as far as firing the Kenyan in the White House, well, that’s an entirely different story.”