White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Wednesday said that President Obamam approved of the NBA’s decision to ban Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the league for life after he made racist remarks.
Obama “believes the NBA has done the right thing” by banning Sterling for life, says Carney.
— jennifer bendery (@jbendery) April 30, 2014
Carney says POTUS believes the NBA “has done the right thing” in banning Donald Sterling for life.
— Jim Acosta (@JimAcostaCNN) April 30, 2014
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 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.”