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PBT Extra: Adam Silver comes down hard on Donald Sterling, it was the right thing to do

Apr 29, 2014, 4:08 PM EDT

Adam Silver had to clean up the Donald Sterling mess that David Stern left behind, and he did it very well on Tuesday afternoon.

In the latest edition of PBT Extra Kay Adams and I talk about the punishment Silver unleashed — a lifetime ban, a $2.5 million fine and plans to force a sale of the team — and how that was him sticking the landing in his first test as commissioner.

We also discuss how the NBA can expect a legal fight from Sterling, as well as what might be next for the players (don’t look for them to bolt now).

  1. Dogsweat - Apr 29, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    Seattle Group take action,

    Blake and Paul in Green and Gold in 2015.

    Go Sonics!!

    • jd - Apr 29, 2014 at 4:32 PM

      If you’re just going to buy and move a team, I’m sure the Bucks would sell for half of what the Clippers sell for.

      • Dogsweat - Apr 29, 2014 at 4:58 PM

        Would you rather Blake Griffin and Chris Paul or the Generic Bucks?

    • daddyghi - Apr 30, 2014 at 1:27 AM

      even the Seattle group wouldn’t take the team away from LA.. all those money that can be earned in LA? only an idiot would do such thing..

      • Dogsweat - Apr 30, 2014 at 4:14 AM

        Please, the Clippers have a few good years and they supposed the team of L.A.?

        Laker town period. Always will be. The Clippers will always be for those who can’t afford Laker tickets.

        I hope people that comment on this actually live in Southern California. When the Lakers come back, the will put the Clippers to rest. get this team out of town, Seattle is a perfect move.

  2. chargerdillon - Apr 29, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    One way another this is only going to put close to a billion dollars into Sterlings pocket.

    The real punishment for Sterling is he no longer gets to sit courtside and flash his ego. Doesn’t mean he wont take his money and go play elsewhere.

    This really isn’t about punishing Donald Sterling though, it’s really about saving NBA Sponsors by paying off a racist owner.

    He’ll get paid to leave and the sponsors will return.

    • antistratfordian - Apr 29, 2014 at 5:55 PM

      This is extreme cynicism. 10 thumbs downs for you!

  3. ufools - Apr 29, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    No way….get over yourself Seattle fans….you don’t deserve another team.

    If they go anywhere….it’s Anaheim.

    • Dogsweat - Apr 30, 2014 at 4:17 AM

      Orange County would be in agreement with the owner. I think they are ripe for a move to OC.

  4. CrownsDownFootball420 - Apr 29, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    I understand this offense was much worse and required extremely quick action, but, it was nice to see a commissioner come down on an owner in a timely fashion. Still checking headlines for the Irsay punishment Goodell… just saying…

    • adoombray - Apr 29, 2014 at 7:16 PM

      Drug addiction isnt anywhere close to racism, mister “420 in my name”.

    • jollyjoker2 - Apr 30, 2014 at 9:39 PM

      (?) Don’t fart in the bathroom. It could be offensive and you just might lose your occupation. Never know – we started with drugs, then smoking, then drunk driving, then French fries at mcdonalds…

  5. haaaaasoooooo - Apr 29, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    This just in, Sterling looking for a few good MLS teams to buy with his “hard-earned” NBA money!

  6. rdrfan - Apr 29, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    This just in from China. Sterling guilty . US reaction Why didn’t he get a fair trial ?

  7. mnsadsportsfan - Apr 29, 2014 at 8:54 PM

    Silver seems like a total nerd

    • jollyjoker2 - Apr 30, 2014 at 9:42 PM

      he gets paid a lot …. thing is, he has to make the sale go. If its a brawl – it will look bad. He had better have good attorneys I think its silly to black ball an owner who hasn’t done anything outside of spouting an opinion. I would like to get MJ drunk some night and have him talk about some white crackers – I wonder if he would sell the dodgers.

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