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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.

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  • alpinequeen

    Oh look! The kettle is black! Boston is near the top of the most racist cities list in the country and especially South Boston.

  • Cynthia

    there is racism EVERYWHERE!!! but I totally support what the league did there is no room for racism in sports, or ANYWHERE for that matter…what he said, has been saying or what he will continue to say is unacceptable..

  • Doggone

    I guess I’m missing the point, but all I heard that sterling said was that he told his black girlfriend to stop bringing black guys to the game.
    This was between him and his girlfriend during an emotional discussion. I hardly call this racism.
    Now our President calling a white police officer an idiot for arresting a black man is much more racist, not to mention his misguided comments about the Travon Martin incident, because a half white man shot and killed a black man who was trying to kill him.