Social media reaction to Adam Silver banning Donald Sterling from the NBA for life
Kathy Willens, AP
After a few days of investigating, NBA commissioner Adam Silver decided to hand down a lifetime ban to longtime Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling after racist remarks Sterling said came to light last week.
Almost instantaneously, many around the league jumped to social media to laud Silver and the NBA for taking a swift stand against Sterling.
The Miller family supports the action by Commissioner Silver and the NBA. There is no place for racism and hatred in our league.— Greg Miller (@GregInUtah) April 29, 2014
More from Miller: "There is no place for racism and hatred in our league. The Jazz organization, NBA should promote inclusiveness, diversity— Mike Sorensen (@sorny8) April 29, 2014
Clippers player tells me that they "are so locked in on the Warriors" they didn't watch Silver's presser.— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) April 29, 2014
Im told the League has not told Clippers yet who is in charge. All they know is who isn't in charge. Focus is on the game tonight tho— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) April 29, 2014
Clippers Statement: "We wholeheartedly support and embrace the decision by the NBA and Adam Silver today. Now the healing process begins.— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) April 29, 2014
I agree 100% with Commissioner Silvers findings and the actions taken against Donald Sterling— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) April 29, 2014
Adam Silver went as far as he could go. Rest is up to the owners now, and it's clear he expects them to make Sterling go away for good.— Brian Mahoney (@briancmahoney) April 29, 2014
Bottom line: There isn't a franchise that could withstand public backlash of failing to vote w/ Adam Silver on Donald Sterling's ouster.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) April 29, 2014
Current and former NBA players now know that in Commissioner Adam Silver we have a great leader leading our league.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 29, 2014
Great job Adam Silver! #Salute— Jalen Rose (@JalenRose) April 29, 2014
Now let's hope that the other 29 owners do the right thing.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 29, 2014
Bravo Silver— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 29, 2014
"He acted swiftly and appropriately with the severity of the penalty and I strongly support his decision. (3/3)— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) April 29, 2014
Team ownership has released the following statement regarding Commissioner Adam Silver's decision: http://t.co/BSzF9kEFpz— Boston Celtics (@celtics) April 29, 2014
'Standing ovation' for Commissioner Silver. Big time decision standing up for the league and it's players. Now, Gotta see it through— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) April 29, 2014
Adam Silver did that #NBA— Isaiah Thomas (@Isaiah_Thomas2) April 29, 2014
Way to go, Commissioner Silver! The NBA stands for everybody!— SHAQ (@SHAQ) April 29, 2014
Commissioner Silver....STRONG...way to take charge and protect our great league.— THREE (@DwyaneWade) April 29, 2014
Steve Nash: 'I think today is proud moment fro NBPA, NBA" and thanks Adam Silver for 'quick, unequivocal and concise decision'— Mike Monroe (@Monroe_SA) April 29, 2014
Kudos to Adam Silver - that was such an important moment for the NBA (and for him, too) and he handled it spectacularly.— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) April 29, 2014
ADAM SILVER was firm - direct '- & shined in his. 1st major decision as NBA Commish ! NBA already better with Sterling bounced - #MUSTSELL— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) April 29, 2014
Good for AdamSilver expressing appropriate outrage, using every means possible (lifetime ban, pursuit of ouster) to punish Sterling.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) April 29, 2014
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