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Silver posterizes Donald Sterling, bans owner for life

By Mark McGuire
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
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If Marv Albert was calling play-by-play of the rookie NBA commissioners news conference announcing the lifetime ban of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, it would have been short, trademark and sweet:

"Adam Silver throws down on Donald Sterling ... with AUTHORITY."

The overwhelming response on Twitter to this NBA life sentence has been undedeniably and deservedly positive.

Silver could have gone a lot of routes here, but staking his legitimacy to the job he assumed from the retired David Stern required boldness. He delivered.

Final note: The "We Are One" screen grab? That is the L.A. Clippers home page.

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