Donald Sterling ban welcomed as watershed

Donald Sterling - team owner of Los Angeles Clippers - is alleged to have made racist comments and has now been banned for life by NBA.

updated: April 30, 2014 09:35 IST
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Los Angeles: The NBA's lifetime ban of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Tuesday was hailed as a watershed moment that would reverberate far beyond just basketball.

"I believe that today stands as one of those great moments where sports, once again, transcends, where sports provides a place for fundamental change on how our country should think and act," said former NBA player Kevin Johnson, the Sacramento mayor.

Johnson, who was drafted as a special adviser to the players association as the sport grappled with Sterling's racist remarks, added: "This is also a statement about where we are as a country.

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