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Donald Sterling: Banned For Life

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Donald Sterling is being forced out of the NBA - but he will receive a nice parting gift -a 700 Million return on investment.

Ronald Martinez

Donald Sterling, a breathtaking blend of incompetence and bigotry, is being told by the NBA to GTFO.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday that the owner of the San Diego Clippers will be fined $2.5 million and is banned for life from the NBA.

Sterling, 81, long known inside professional sports as an idiot owner who also held contemptible views on race, outed himself this past week  with the help of his 31-year old mistress.

Siver announced that he would recommend that the NBA Board of Governors elect to force a sale of the Clippers as soon as possible.

Sterling bought the Clippers in 1981 for $12 million. Estimates are that the Clippers, in the 2nd largest media market in the US, are worth at least $750 million.

After running the franchise into the ground for most of the past 33 years, Sterling will be forced out of the league with a $700 million ROI.

Is this a great country or what?.