Clippers Controversy: Donald Sterling faces NBA life ban - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports

Clippers Controversy: Donald Sterling faces NBA life ban

Posted: Updated:
There's been a national outcry after Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was recorded making racist comments.  
Ever since the recorded conversation of Sterling, fans, coaches, players and former players have been very vocal about their feelings toward the owner.
"Why are you owning a team that is over 70% african american basketball players," said former NBA player Magic Johnson.
Tuesday afternoon NBA Commissioner Adam Silver made a decision about Sterling's future with the league. 
"Effective immediately I am banning Sterling for life," he announced in a press conference.
Being banned from the NBA means he can't go to any games or practices and can't be involved in any business in the league.  
He was also charged a $2.5 million fine.  
Khalik Lawson, an NBA fan in Beckley, was happy with the Commissoners dCommissioners
hink it was good. I think it was good for the NBA, I think it was ignorant for him to say anything like that."
Others, like Ethelbert Broadnax, think that there could be more racism within professional sports.
"I also think there are other owners within basketball and other sports that behave the same manner and there should be investigations in their actions."
In Game 4, the team warmed up with their shirts inside out to hide the teams logo.  Tuesday before Game 5, sponsor signs and Clipper signs were blacked out, and their website was also bare, just saying "we are one."
Commissioner Adam Silver sais he will encourage thsaidA Board of Governors to force the Sterling family to sell the team.
  • Concord Announces 2017-18 Men's Basketball Schedule

    Concord Announces 2017-18 Men's Basketball Schedule

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 4:15 PM EDT2017-07-19 20:15:34 GMT

    The Concord University Men's Basketball team will open the 2017-18 season at the CIAA-MEC Challenge in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with matchups against Fayetteville State and Winston-Salem State November 10 and 11. The Mountain Lions home opener is scheduled for November 15 versus Mercer County rival Bluefield State.

    The Concord University Men's Basketball team will open the 2017-18 season at the CIAA-MEC Challenge in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with matchups against Fayetteville State and Winston-Salem State November 10 and 11. The Mountain Lions home opener is scheduled for November 15 versus Mercer County rival Bluefield State.

  • MSAC Commissioner passes away

    MSAC Commissioner passes away

    Friday, July 14 2017 3:21 PM EDT2017-07-14 19:21:23 GMT
    FILE: Fred Aldridge (2015)FILE: Fred Aldridge (2015)

    A man who has led sports in West Virginia for more than 20 years has died.  Fred Aldridge, the long standing commissioner of the Mountain State Athletic Conference, passed away during the morning hours on Friday, July 14, 2017.  

    A man who has led sports in West Virginia for more than 20 years has died.  Fred Aldridge, the long standing commissioner of the Mountain State Athletic Conference, passed away during the morning hours on Friday, July 14, 2017.  

  • Epling Stadium to Host Prospect League Scout Day

    Epling Stadium to Host Prospect League Scout Day

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 11:24 PM EDT2017-07-13 03:24:35 GMT

     The West Virginia Miners baseball team will be hosting the 2017 Prospect League Eastern Division Baseball Showcase on Monday, July 17, 2017 from noon-4:00 p.m. at Linda K. Epling Stadium in Beckley, WV. This is a chance for players to showcase their skills in front of both college baseball coaches and professional scouts.

     The West Virginia Miners baseball team will be hosting the 2017 Prospect League Eastern Division Baseball Showcase on Monday, July 17, 2017 from noon-4:00 p.m. at Linda K. Epling Stadium in Beckley, WV. This is a chance for players to showcase their skills in front of both college baseball coaches and professional scouts.

Powered by Frankly