LeBron, Wade and Heat Respond To Donald Sterling's Lifetime Ban

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After audio leaked of LA Clippers owners Donald Sterling's racist exchange with his mistress, LeBron James responded by saying there's no place for him the NBA. Today, NBA commissioner Adam Silver essentially agreed. He announced that Sterling has been banned indefinitely from the NBA, and pending on a vote from the rest of the owners, will likely be forced to sell his team.

LeBron, Dwyane Wade, and other Heat players took to Twitter to respond to the news.

Even Heat owner Micky Arison's chimed in:

Meanwhile, the Heat's official Twitter account retweeted both Arison and Wade's remarks.

The Heat's homepage even changed to the same message of unity originally posted on the Clippers page.

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Charles Curry
Charles Curry

Laws are different in each state about recording others. Seems like his girlfriend was intentionally setting him up.

Evan Jorell
Evan Jorell

Yeah the constitution of the united states does not apply to the NBA law professor s

Daniel Beckman
Daniel Beckman

He's alienated his fan base, his employees and the sponsor. He is a black eye (no pun intended) and a liability for the NBA, which of course is a business. As any other business, the intelligent action to take is to mitigate liabilities, I see no problem with the commissioner's approach.

Hugo Marin
Hugo Marin

Is it against the law to secretly record someone's conversation in the privacy of their home and sell it to a tv network for personal financial gain?

Howard Green Montaque
Howard Green Montaque

For Life! Cant say I agree with that even though I couldnt care less about basketball. People say a lot of stuff in private let alone the fact that he didnt know he was being recorded which most times isnt admissible. I assume being a team owner holds him at a higher standard but... Marge Schott said worse and got a year ban. How many times have you said something in private you thought no one else should hear? Have you ever heard someone say something they shouldn't tell the public. How many times have you told someone something in trust that they wouldnt tell someone else? As crappy as this person is I am shocked they banned him for life. He could have said a lot worse. Another example of how a mans greatest fear should be a woman.

Lenny Lebowitz
Lenny Lebowitz

I thought we had freedom of speech , is it only say what others wont mind otherwise your fucked

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