White House: NBA Did The ‘Right Thing’ Banning Sterling

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April 30, 2014 2:38 p.m.

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.

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.”

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