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Social media reaction to Adam Silver banning Donald Sterling from the NBA for life

Published: Tuesday, April 29 2014 1:15 p.m. MDT

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver addresses the media during a news conference in New York, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Silver announced that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life by the league, in response to racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (Kathy Willens, AP) NBA Commissioner Adam Silver addresses the media during a news conference in New York, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Silver announced that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life by the league, in response to racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (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.

FILE - In this file photo taken on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, right, and V. Stiviano, left, watch the Clippers play the Sacramento Kings during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. Used car dealership chain CarMax says it is ending its sponsorship of the Clippers in the wake of racist comments attributed to Sterling. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File) (Mark J. Terrill, ASSOCIATED PRESS) FILE - In this file photo taken on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, right, and V. Stiviano, left, watch the Clippers play the Sacramento Kings during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. Used car dealership chain CarMax says it is ending its sponsorship of the Clippers in the wake of racist comments attributed to Sterling. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File) (Mark J. Terrill, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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