During a news conference today in New York City, brand new commissioner Adam Silver has banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the NBA for life. According to Yahoo! Sports, the punishment also includes a $2.5 million fine, which is chump change for Sterling.

The punishment comes after the Los Angeles Clippers owner was allegedly heard on tape making racially insensitive remarks.

In the recording posted on TMZ, the man questions his girlfriend’s association with minorities. TMZ reported the woman, V. Stiviano, who is of black and Mexican descent, posted a picture of herself with Lakers Hall of Famer Magic Johnson on Instagram – which has since been removed.

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