Today, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling will be banned from the NBA and anything related to the NBA and its community for the rest of his life. He will also pose a $2.5 million fine on Sterling, which is the maximum amount he is allowed to, which will be donated to a charity on the NBA's behalf.
It was a historic day for newly-minted commish Adam Silver and a rally against racism, ignorance and hatred.
Some notable Brooklyn Nets players took to Twitter during the press conference to offer up their initial thoughts. First, Jason Collins who knows the challenges first hand about facing discrimination.
Second, Shaun Livingston, who once played for Mr. Sterling and the Los Angeles Clippers.
Applaud Adam Silver for his stance! #progress— Shaun Livingston (@ShaunLivingston) April 29, 2014
Previously, Jason Kidd, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett have all offered up support for their friend and former colleague Doc Rivers in his handling the situation.
The Brooklyn Nets' Twitter account retweeted both the Livingston and Collins tweets, which we can assume is an endorsement of their player's comments and support for Adam Silver's decision.
- Nets respond to Donald Sterling ban - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
- Kevin Garnett With The Quote Of The Day On The Donald Sterling Scandal - Devin Kharpertian - The Brooklyn Game
RAW: Nets' Jason Collins responds to Donald Sterling controversy (Video) - WPIX