Updated: Wednesday, 30 April 2014 02:31 | By Agence France-Presse

NBA Clippers owner Sterling banned for life over race remarks

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned from the NBA for life Tuesday by league commissioner Adam Silver after making racist comments that sparked a national firestorm.


NBA Clippers owner Sterling banned for life over race remarks

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling attends the NBA playoff game between the Clippers and the Golden State Warriors, April 21, 2014 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California - by Robyn Beck

"The views expressed by Mr. Sterling are deeply offensive and harmful," Silver said of the comments made by Sterling, in which he told his girlfriend he did not want blacks to attend Clippers games with her. "That they came from an NBA owner only heightens the damage and my personal outrage."

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