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

Read NBA Constitution and By-Laws online


During today’s press conference from NBA commissioner Adam Silver where he announced the lifetime ban and $2.5 million fine that has been handed down to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for his racist remarks, Silver continuously referred to the NBA Constitution and By-Laws that dictated the punishment the league handed down.

Before today, the constitution was not accessible to the general public, but with the Sterling growing to be such a popular topic in the sports world the NBA has released the rules online for anyone to lay their eyes on. It comes in the form of a 92-page document detailing “Termination of Ownership or Membership”, “Misconduct of Persons other than Players ” and much more.

You can read the entire Constitution and by-laws of the National Basketball Association below:


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