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To The Approval Of Virtually Everyone, Silver Bans Sterling For Life

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 29:  NBA Commissioner Adam Silver addresses the media about the investigation involving Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and accusations that he made racist remarks to a girlfriend on April 29, 2014 in New York City. Sterling, a billionaire, will be banned for life in the NBA. Sterling has a controversial history in racially charged Los Angles with previous accusations of racism tempered by philanthropic work in inner city neighborhoods.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 29: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver addresses the media about the investigation involving Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and accusations that he made racist remarks to a girlfriend on April 29, 2014 in New York City. Sterling, a billionaire, will be banned for life in the NBA. Sterling has a controversial history in racially charged Los Angles with previous accusations of racism tempered by philanthropic work in inner city neighborhoods. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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CBS DETROIT – Less than three months into his tenure as NBA commissioner, Adam Silver is a hit.

Silver dropped the hammer on notorious Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who has exhibited questionable behavior for years but received a lifetime ban Tuesday for a recorded conversation with his girlfriend in which he tells her not to bring black players to Clippers games. The racist comments kicked off a firestorm over the weekend, and Silver delivered judgment swiftly.

Silver also said he expects the owners to vote to force Sterling to sell the Clippers. Needless to say, reaction from current and former NBA players, athletes in other sports and media members has been overwhelmingly positive.

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Multiple reports said players were prepared to boycott if Silver did not serve Sterling with the maximum penalty.

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