Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who is awaiting the press conference from the NBA to address his fate in the wake of recorded racist comments that were leaked over the weekend, will be suspended indefinitely and fined a total of $2.5 million according to a report from TMZ Sports.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has tentatively decided to suspend Clippers owner Donald Sterling INDEFINITELY and impose a multi-million-dollar fine — but Sterling will NOT be forced to sell the team — sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ Sports.
The tape was originally leaked to TMZ late Friday night and has caused a stir within the entire sports community ever since. Everyone within the NBA world has been about as outspoken as can be regarding the situation, including the Clippers team themselves on Sunday who staged a silent protest prior to their game with the Warriors.
It’s not known at this point what the NBA plans to do going forward from here, however this seems like the suspension was put in place until the NBA can help find a suitable owner for the team.