Celtics Owners Express Support for NBA’s Decision on Sterling
BOSTON (WGGB) — The owners of the Boston Celtics say they support the decision of the league’s Commissioner as ban and fine the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday afternoon that he has banned Donald Sterling from the league for life, as well as levied a $2.5 million fine against Sterling.
The move comes after racially charged comments made by Sterling came to light over the weekend.
Celtics managing partners Wyc Grousbeck, H. Irving Grousbeck, Robert Epstein, and Steve Pagliuca was released a statement shortly after Silver’s announcement:
“The entire Boston Celtics organization and our ownership group fully support the decisive action taken by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver today. The Celtics stand for inclusion and equality, and we are proud to be a part of a league that shares the same values.”
The Clippers face the Golden State Warriors Tuesday night in Los Angeles in game five of the first round of the NBA Playoffs.