Donald Sterling admitted to commissioner Adam Silver that it was indeed his voice on the tape and was issued a lifetime ban as a result. Sterling will also pay a $2.5 million fine and is likely to be voted out of ownership of the Clippers.
The biggest story in the NBA today was not about any of the amazing basketball games we saw played, rather it was about Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and what he said to his girlfriend.
Not everyone knows about the story though as the details are still unconfirmed and the NBA has yet to officially speak about the matter. In case you missed the story when it broke last night, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling allegedly had a phone conversation, which was recorded by his girlfriend, in which he voiced displeasure with her associating with African-Americans.
Here’s the audio that TMZ released:
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It’s still undetermined as to whether or not the voice on the tape that TMZ obtained is indeed Sterling or if it had been altered before it was given to TMZ but the things that are being repotted about Sterling were no doubt said by whoever was on the tape and if it turns out to be Sterling then this situation is only going to explode more.