NBA ownership groups say they will vote against Sterling amid controversy

04/29/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Miami – Several NBA clubs have stated they support the league’s decision to sanction Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling over his disparaging comments about minorities that were recently made public. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), ownership groups of a majority of teams reached by the news source stated they would not side with the embattled owner in a vote to force him to sell his team.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Sterling from the NBA for life and imposed a $2.5 million fine against him after the release of recordings in which Sterling made racist remarks while speaking to his girlfriend. Silver is now seeking support from NBA clubs in having him removed as an owner.

Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf and team president Michael Reinsdorf are quoted as releasing the statement regarding Silver’s decision, “The Commissioner was correct to ban Mr. Sterling from all official NBA business, to levy the stiffest allowable fine, and we will support his recommendation to press for Mr. Sterling to relinquish his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers franchise… We believe Commissioner Silver’s decision reflects the best interests of the NBA and public civility.”

This report is provided by Justice News Flash – Miami Legal News

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