Orlando Magic weigh in on Sterling Situation

The Orlando Magic released a statement regarding the Donald Sterling situation.

“The Orlando Magic feel the recent reprehensible comments by Donald Sterling were absolutely unacceptable and do not reflect the values and beliefs of our organization or our league.  We applaud the leadership of NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, as well as Head Coach Doc Rivers and his players, who are at the epicenter of the situation.”

In a press conference earlier today, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Donald Sterling for life from any association with the Clippers or the NBA. Sterling was also fined the maximum amount allowed under the NBA Constitution, which is $2.5 million. The money will be given to organizations focused on anti-discrimination.

During the press conference Silver also said that he urges the Board of Governors to vote and exercise their right to force the sale of the team.

The Los Angeles Clippers will host the Golden State Warriors tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET on TNT.