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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Press Conference (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Commissioner Silver Threw Down A 2-Handed Jam On Sterling

Getting banned for life and fined was always the inevitable result of Donald Sterling’s racist diatribe, but it was the way NBA Commissioner Adam Silver did it that really needs to be applauded.

04/30/2014

Oprah Winfrey (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

Oprah Winfrey Among Celebs Considering Purchase Of Clippers

Oprah is the latest to hop on board, CBS News confirms. Other household names have publicly declared interest in a stake, including rapper Dr. Dre and actor Matt Damon.

04/30/2014

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images), Donald Sterling (Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Keidel: Sterling Deserved What He Got, And Silver Played It Perfectly

In a totally opposing and refreshing way, Silver went from wide-eyed newbie to avatar of justice. There’s a new sheriff in town, and an old, angry man on his way out.

04/30/2014

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver holds a press conference to discuss Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on April 29, 2014 in New York City. Silver announced that Sterling will be banned from the NBA for life and will be fined $2.5 million for racist comments released in audio recordings. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Palladino: NBA Commish Silver Was Sterling On Punishment

The NBA can’t legislate thought. But it can do something about the thinkers who just don’t fit in with its goals or image. Adam Silver did that Tuesday, perfectly.

04/30/2014

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images), Donald Sterling (Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Goodbye, Donald: Clippers Owner Sterling Banned For Life

The rebuke, which came three days after the scandal broke, is the harshest penalty ever issued by the league and one of the stiffest punishments ever given to an owner in professional sports.

04/29/2014

James Dolan (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images)

Dolan Comes Out In Full Support Of NBA Commissioner’s Ruling On Sterling

Count Knicks owner James Dolan as one who thinks the NBA got things right on Tuesday.

04/29/2014

Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

On WFAN: TNT Broadcaster Expects LAPD On High Alert For Clippers-Warriors

Kevin Harlan isn’t sure what we’ll see on the court from the Clippers on Tuesday night. But the TNT announcer knows what to expect elsewhere in and around Staples Center: security — and lots of it.

04/29/2014

An NBA fan (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) and Clippers star Chris Paul  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) protest against Donald Sterling.

Schmeelk: Only Players, Fans, Sponsors Can Truly Punish Donald Sterling

I’m sure Adam Silver and the NBA will do a great job and punish Sterling to the extent of their powers. But in the end they can’t give people what they want: the Clippers owner out of the league.

04/29/2014

Clippers owner Donald Sterling  (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images), Mavericks owner Mark Cuban (Photo by Mpu Dinani/Getty Images)

Mark Cuban Condemns Sterling, But Says Ousting Owner A ‘Slippery Slope’

The Dallas Mavericks owner called Donald Sterling’s purported comments about minorities “abhorrent” while saying he didn’t think the NBA could force him out as owner of the Clippers.

04/29/2014

SAN ANTONIO, TX - MAY 19: (2nd L) Team owner Donald Sterling of the Los Angeles Clippers watches the San Antonio Spurs play against the Memphis Grizzlies during Game One of the Western Conference Finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on May 19, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

NBA To Make Announcement On Donald Sterling Investigation Tuesday

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is under pressure to swiftly bring some sort of resolution to the scandal surrounding Clippers owner Donald Sterling and the racially charged comments he allegedly made in a recorded conversation.

04/28/2014

Donald Trump (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Trump: Sterling Is ‘Despicable,’ But He Was Set Up By ‘Girlfriend From Hell’

“She’s called the girlfriend from hell, but what he said was terrible and despicable and very strong action is going to be taken. There’s no question about it. She’s a terrible human being and he gave horrible answers and disgusting answers.”

04/28/2014

Donald Sterling (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: No Place In NBA For Someone Like Donald Sterling

Charles Barkley has said it’s not illegal to be a racist. He’s right. But we can’t have a person of Sterling’s power wielding his alleged worldview over the Clippers — or anywhere else in the NBA.

04/28/2014

NBA commissioner Adam Silver. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Keidel: Rumored New NBA Minimum Age Would Be A Good Thing

Word on the street is that the big cheeses at the NCAA and NBA have agreed on a new age requirement for playing pro ball. NBA commissioner Adam Silver, who really doesn’t need the NCAA’s approval, is increasingly vocal on the matter.

04/25/2014

David Stern (Photo by Jeff Golden/Getty Images)

Retiring NBA Commissioner David Stern Leaves A Lasting Legacy

The NBA is about the players, and nobody understood that better than commissioner David Stern, who is retiring Saturday after exactly 30 years on the job.

01/31/2014

LeBron James during the 2013 NBA Finals (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA Finals Format Changed To 2-2-1-1-1

The change will take effect with this season’s finals after it was approved during the preseason board of governors meetings.

10/23/2013

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