Fans outside of TD Garden, home to the Boston Celtics, are sharing their agreement with the lifetime ban of Los Angeles Clippers Donald Sterling after he was recorded making racially charged comments.
“I think it’s great. It says something about the people of America. What he did was not right, this is 2014; we are past that,” Stan Divorcee said.
Almost all of the fans that spoke with 7News said they agreed with disallowing Sterling to attend any NBA events or be involved in decisions regarding the team and the league.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, also said he is working with the Board of Governors to try and force Sterling to sell the team.
“Would you want him around when 80 percent of your team is African-American? You made your money off African-American people and then you’re going to say something like that, it doesn’t really make any sense,” Chris Traietti said.
Sterling bought the team in 1981 for a reported $12.7 million, he is expected to make a large return on his investment if he does sell.