NBA Players React To The Lifetime Ban Of Clippers Owner Donald Sterling

Current and former players showed strong support for Commissioner Adam Silver's swift and strong decision.

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's announcement that Clippers owner Donald Sterling would be banned for life was greeted with mostly positive response from current and former players.

One Union One Voice #NBPAPressConference

NBPA@TheNBPA

One Union One Voice #NBPAPressConference

02:45 PM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Magic Johnson, who has been heavily involved with this controversy, was quick to praise Silver.

Commissioner Silver showed great leadership in banning LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life.

Earvin Magic Johnson@MagicJohnson

Commissioner Silver showed great leadership in banning LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life.

02:29 PM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Former and current NBA players are very happy and satisfied with Commissioner Silver's ruling.

Earvin Magic Johnson@MagicJohnson

Former and current NBA players are very happy and satisfied with Commissioner Silver's ruling.

02:33 PM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Current and former NBA players now know that in Commissioner Adam Silver we have a great leader leading our league.

Earvin Magic Johnson@MagicJohnson

Current and former NBA players now know that in Commissioner Adam Silver we have a great leader leading our league.

02:39 PM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Current players jumped at the opportunity to voice their support of the decision.

Commissioner of the @NBA just showed us how he drops the hammer on ignorance. #lifetimeban for Donald Sterling. The ultimate #gonefishing

Jason Collins@jasoncollins34

Commissioner of the @NBA just showed us how he drops the hammer on ignorance. #lifetimeban for Donald Sterling. The ultimate #gonefishing

02:28 PM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Great move by the @NBA today! #NoPlaceInOurGameForThis #NoPlaceInLifeForThis

JR Smith@TheRealJRSmith

Great move by the @NBA today! #NoPlaceInOurGameForThis #NoPlaceInLifeForThis

02:24 PM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Commissioner Silver thank you for protecting our beautiful and powerful league!! Great leader!! #BiggerThanBasketball #StriveForGreatness

LeBron James@KingJames

Commissioner Silver thank you for protecting our beautiful and powerful league!! Great leader!! #BiggerThanBasketball #StriveForGreatness

02:43 PM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Commissioner Silver....STRONG...way to take charge and protect our great league.

THREE@DwyaneWade

Commissioner Silver....STRONG...way to take charge and protect our great league.

02:33 PM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

'Standing ovation' for Commissioner Silver. Big time decision standing up for the league and it's players. Now, Gotta see it through

Stephen Curry@StephenCurry30

'Standing ovation' for Commissioner Silver. Big time decision standing up for the league and it's players. Now, Gotta see it through

02:41 PM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

As a Hispanic minority in the @NBA, I'm very satisfied & embrace the actions taken by our Commissioner Adam Silver. Great job #weareone #nba

Charlie Villanueva@CVBelieve

As a Hispanic minority in the @NBA, I'm very satisfied & embrace the actions taken by our Commissioner Adam Silver. Great job #weareone #nba

03:14 PM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Strong leadership from Commissioner Silver! He has my full support.

David Robinson@DavidtheAdmiral

Strong leadership from Commissioner Silver! He has my full support.

02:42 PM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Adam Silver is showing incredible leadership through these actions. #support

Anthony Tolliver@ATolliver44

Adam Silver is showing incredible leadership through these actions. #support

02:33 PM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

NBA, job well done! Swift and Hard! Would be pretty sweet if Magic ended up as the next Owner!

Quentin Richardson@QRich

NBA, job well done! Swift and Hard! Would be pretty sweet if Magic ended up as the next Owner!

02:34 PM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Love that commissioner silver listened to what us players wanted and responded accordingly #NBA #RESPECT #NBPA

Bernard James @BernardRJames

Love that commissioner silver listened to what us players wanted and responded accordingly #NBA #RESPECT #NBPA

02:38 PM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar spoke at a press conference following the announcement.

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"I'm just thrilled with what Commissioner Silver did. [...] His actions and focus were so on the mark. We all started clapping because he handled it the right way. It's gonna be a new day in this city and a lot of Clipper fans are gonna have a lot more to smile about."

More former NBA players joined in expressing support for the lifetime ban.

Way to go, Commissioner Silver! The NBA stands for everybody!

SHAQ@SHAQ

Way to go, Commissioner Silver! The NBA stands for everybody!

02:39 PM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Very proud of commissioner Silver for his leadership. Well done Adam!

grant hill@realgranthill33

Very proud of commissioner Silver for his leadership. Well done Adam!

02:33 PM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Commissioner Silver, FANTASTIC!!! New Sheriff lays down the law, kudos... Honest n precise.. #BANNEDForLife

Reggie Miller@ReggieMillerTNT

Commissioner Silver, FANTASTIC!!! New Sheriff lays down the law, kudos... Honest n precise.. #BANNEDForLife

02:38 PM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@nba #AdamSilver thank you for standing up and leading not only in sport, but setting the example for society to follow!

Isiah Thomas@iamisiahthomas

@nba #AdamSilver thank you for standing up and leading not only in sport, but setting the example for society to follow!

03:01 PM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Fine is inconsequential...Never about money all about losing control of the team...Could never fine him enough to hurt but this does #NBA

Greg Anthony@GregAnthony50

Fine is inconsequential...Never about money all about losing control of the team...Could never fine him enough to hurt but this does #NBA

02:22 PM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Adam Silver Bravo!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s now in the hands of the other 29 owners.

Steve Smith@steve21smith

Adam Silver Bravo!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s now in the hands of the other 29 owners.

02:36 PM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The NBA will take his franchise but can't hinder Sterling's profits of selling the franchise but Silver has set the precedent for the NBA.

Jay Williams@RealJayWilliams

The NBA will take his franchise but can't hinder Sterling's profits of selling the franchise but Silver has set the precedent for the NBA.

03:00 PM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

There was no other solution! Adam Silver & the owners have made the right decision. #nba

James Worthy@James_Worthy42

There was no other solution! Adam Silver & the owners have made the right decision. #nba

02:59 PM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite