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Sterling Controversy: Clippers owner's strangely uncontested life

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Donald T. Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, heads back to his courtside seat to watch the second half of the Clippers' 94-87 loss to the Denver Nuggets in Game 3 of the teams' NBA Western Conference first-round playoff series in Denver on Thursday, April 27, 2006. David Zalubowski

NBA commissioner Adam Silver has issued a lifetime ban and a $2.5 million dollar fine to Clippers owner Donald Sterling, after the fallout from his racial comments made public through an audio recording. 

This case is closed and we can all get on with the playoffs, right? Not so fast. Even with the commissioner's ruling, there are lots of questions about next steps for the Clippers and the league to move forward.

For more on this, we're joined now by Kevin Arnovitz,  NBA editor for ESPN.com. 

Donald Sterling's Uncontested Life

Even though the NBA has issued its decision on Donald Sterling, many questions remain.

For one, with such a long and poor track record of racial discrimination, why didn't the NBA take any sanctions against Sterling until now? It's question our next guest Peter Keating has been asking for a long time.

Back in 2009, he wrote a long article for ESPN Magazine titled "Behind the Seemingly Uncontested Life of Clippers Owner Donald Sterling."


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