The National Basketball Association’s (NBA) unprecedented lifetime ban on Los Angeles Clippers Owner Donald Sterling fired up the Indianapolis community and Afternoons with Amos listeners. Indiana Pacers Owner Herb Simon strongly supported the NBA Commissioner’s decision. Said Simon, “I wholeheartedly endorse Commissioner Adam Silver’s swift, strong and decisive action with regard to Donald Sterling. These past days have been both sad and disturbing for the NBA family. It is our responsibility to continue as models of the diversity and inclusion the NBA has long and justly represented.” Moments after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that Sterling would be banned for life from the NBA, fined $2.5 Million Dollars and that the League would seek approval from team owners to try to force Sterling to sell the team, Afternoons with Amos listeners burned up the phone lines with fierce reactions. Nearly all agreed with the action the NBA Commissioner took. Others were concerned about the apparent resurgence of racism and open bigotry in American society. But some had reservations about the precedent that might be set with a person’s supposed private conservations the cause for public outraged if made public.
Click the Arrow on the Media Player to Hear How Indy Reacted to the news of the NBA’s Lifetime ban on Donald Sterling. Runs 26 Minutes ©2014 WTLC/Radio One. Click Arrow on Media Player To Hear NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s Decision in the Case.