May 19, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling before the start of game three of the Western Conference semi finals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs against the San Antonio Spurs at the Staples Center. San Antonio Spurs won 96-86. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Donald Sterling could face unprecedented sanctions


Since the racist comments allegedly made by Los Angeles Clippers Donald Sterling came to light over the weekend, fans, analysts and players around the league have been wondering what step NBA commissioner Adam Silver will take to right the situation.

It is widely believed that Sterling could be facing unprecedented sanctions with the NBA forcing him to sell the team or potentially going to the extreme of having Clippers players hit free agency following the season, and we will find out just how far the league will go when Silver takes the podium on Tuesday afternoon to provide an update into the Sterling allegations.

In the video below, Sports Illustrated’s senior writer, Chris Mannix discusses the potential punishment and unprecedented sanctions that the NBA could be handing down to Sterling on Tuesday afternoon.

What punishment do you feel the NBA should hand down to Sterling? Sound off in the comments section below.

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