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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)

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.