Apr 29, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Bennie the Bull holds a sign during the second half in game five of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at United Center. The Wizards won 75-69 and won the series 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bulls mascot Benny the Bull responds to Donald Sterling controversy

The Chicago Bulls were eliminated on Tuesday night by the Washington Wizards in five games, ending their season prematurely after the team overachieved during the regular season.

However, there was reason to crack a smile as Bulls mascot Benny the Bull held up a sign at the United Center mocking Donald Sterling who was given a lifetime ban earlier in the day in light of his racist comments.

Sterling was recorded by his girlfriend ordering her not to take pictures with blacks and not to post the images to her Instagram in an extended racist rant.

Social media was flooded with praise for NBA commissioner Adam Silver for his swift and harsh punishment of the longest-tenured owner in the NBA. Current and former players thanked Silver who has already cemented his legacy in the NBA after taking over for David Stern at the beginning of the year.

The Clippers released a statement earlier today saying the healing process can begin. For many people, laughter is the best medicine, and that’s what the Bulls mascot pulled off with this sign.

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