Tuesday afternoon, NBA commissioner Adam Silver took to the podium for a press conference in New York City to address the situation involving Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and the racist remarks that he allegedly made in a recorded tape leaked to TMZ over the weekend.
This obviously isn’t the end of this saga. As of right now, there is word that Sterling is very reluctant to sell the team and, as we all expected, he may put up some sort of fight.
However, unfortunately for him, history is not on his side. This recorded tape was not the first time Sterling has been caught up in a web of racism that he brought upon himself. Not only was there the highly publicized battle between he and former general manager Elgin Baylor, but there was also the suit brought against him involving tenants of his apartments that he owns and his unwillingness to take care of their needs in the hopes that they would leave.
Undoubtedly, what we saw today from NBA commissioner Adam Silver was an unprecedented event that set a standard in which no one with the beliefs and thoughts of Sterling will be tolerated by the league going forward.