NBA Commissioner Adam Silver yesterday took action against Los Angeles Clippers owner David Sterling, after Sterling’s decidedly racist comments surfaced over the weekend. In addition to trying to force him to sell the team, Sterling is banned for life from the NBA and he was fined $2.5 million.
Some are calling that severe. But look at the facts. Sterling’s 81 years old. What does a lifetime ban mean to him? And his net worth is just under $2 billion. He could drop $2.5 million as a tip at lunch.