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White House: NBA Did The 'Right Thing' Banning Sterling

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On Tuesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that the league had banned Sterling, fined him $2.5 million and would work to force him to sell the Clippers.

When the audio recording of Sterling telling his girlfriend not to bring black people to his games was first released, Obama condemned the remarks.

"When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don't really have to do anything, you just let them talk. That's what happened here," he said on Sunday. "That's still there, the vestiges of discrimination. We've made enormous strides, but you're going to continue to see this percolate up every so often."