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No NBA owners will support Donald Sterling

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NBA commissioner Adam Silver made the strong decision Tuesday to ban LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the league for life.

The move was a dramatic one in the wake of Sterling's racist comments that he made during a conversation with his girlfriend, which were subsequently published by TMZ Sports.

Silver not only banned him for life, a fine of $2.5 million is required by the league as well as the immediate sale of the Clippers.

Now this might prove to be easier said than done for Silver and the NBA, with Sterling hell bent on not selling the Clippers at any price.

But that doesn't mean to say Silver is out of moves. Far from it. What the commissioner now needs is three-quarter support from owners across the league, with a vote to force a sale likely in the near future.

Silver believes he has the full support of NBA owners and it's understood that there aren't any bosses willing to come forward and show their support for Sterling.

A statement from Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf and team president Michael Reinsdorf reads.

"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."

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