Adam Silver has a new job. His job title is Commissioner of the NBA. He's been sitting behind his new desk for exactly 88 days. He had a busy day today. The first thing on his "to do" list was to squash this mess caused by the LA Clippers owner, when he was over heard telling his girlfriend that she should refrain from taking pictures with THEM, you know, black people and posting them on Instagram.
This conversation that was recorded has sent the media world into a frenzy, not to mention the NBA players. Everyone was waiting to see what this new commish was going to do. Well, talk about carrying a big stick. Mr. Silver fined the bigoted owner 2.5 million bucks for starters. He would have fined him more, but that is most he is allowed to fine someone. So, he added this. Don Racist Sterling, who attends all of his teams home games, and has for 30 years, is banned from the NBA for LIFE. You go Adam Silver!! He can't step into a NBA arena, he can have no dealings with his LA Clippers, none, zilch, nada.
Adam Silver didn't stop there. In a passionate news conference he gave this afternoon, he said he would do everything in his power to convince the other 29 NBA owners, to vote to remove him as a NBA owner and force him to sell his team.
You could tell Adam Silver was pissed. If he was allowed I think he would have taken Donald Sterlings first born just to make a point.
Today was a good day. This commissioner has a large set. His message was this, there will be no primitive, ignorant, racist thinking in his NBA.