In this 2010, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, right, and V. Stiviano, left, watch the Clippers play in Los Angeles. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Sterling for life on Tuesday. AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The Brooklyn Nets released a statement on Tuesday afternoon reacting to the NBA's lifetime ban of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who was recorded making racial and discriminatory remarks:
"Today’s announcement by Commissioner Silver sends a strong message that racism and discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated in the NBA family. The Nets organization welcomes and fully supports the decision and remains committed to tolerance and respect for all. We can all be proud that the reaction throughout the NBA – from players, management, ownership and fans – has been unequivocal and united in condemning the scourge of racism."