p Apr 29, 2014; New York, NY, USA; NBA commissioner Adam Silver addresses the media regarding the investigation involving Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling (not pictured) at New York Hilton Midtown. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Donald Sterling NBA lifetime ban: Orlando Magic issue statement

In case you have been living under a rock for the last few hours, the NBA dished out as harsh of a punishment as possible on Tuesday when they banned Los Angeles’ Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling for life and fined him $2.5 million.

Generally, most seem pretty happy about the ban and the players, including the likes of LeBron James, are especially happy.

This also takes a weight off of the Clippers players, like Chris Paul, who not only plays for Sterling’s team, but was recently voted in as the Player’s Union President.

It has also been tough for Clippers’ coach Doc Rivers and the first team Rivers ever coached, the Orlando Magic, issued a statement about the situation.

“The Orlando Magic feel the recent reprehensible comments by Donald Sterling were absolutely unacceptable and do not reflect the values and beliefs of our organization or our league.  We applaud the leadership of NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, as well as Head Coach Doc Rivers and his players, who are at the epicenter of the situation.”

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