Reaction to Donald Sterling's Ban for Life from the NBA

The reaction to LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling's lifetime ban from the NBA was swift. NAB Commissioner Adam Silver, left, made the announcement earlier today during a live press conference.

In audio obtained by gossip tabloid TMZ.com, Sterling told his biracial girlfriend, Vanessa Stiviano, not to bring black men to his games -- including NBA legend Magic Johnson, with whom Stiviano had posed for an Instagram photo.

NBA stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and former great Magic Johnson posted their sentiments on their official Twitter accounts in the moments after the announcement.

LeBron thanked Silver for "protecting our beautiful and powerful league."

And Johnson tweeted, "Commissioner Silver showed great leadership in banning LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life."

SOme NBA players say they are not completely satisfied with the league's decision. They want the NBA board of governors to hold "an immediate vote" forcing Sterling to sell the Clippers team.

But a friend who spoke with Sterling today said he did not express a desire to sell the team at this time.

See more reactions after the break.

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver

LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling is banned for life from NBA games, facilities, and meetings between team owners and, or players.

Sterling, 80, is also banned from his own team facility, meetings or game practices.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver made the announcement moments ago during a live press conference.

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Someone Robbed Paul George's House

Indiana Pacers star Paul George isn't one to flash his considerable material wealth on social networks. But that didn't deter a brazen thief from burglarizing George's manse last night while he and his teammates were being routed by the Atlanta Hawks in game 4 of the NBA playoffs.

When George returned to his upscale home on Diamond Pointe Drive last night, the police informed him he was burglarized between 7:15 and 11:45 p.m. Monday.

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NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani exit the 'Good Morning America' studios in NYC

Reality TV personality NeNe Leakes, left, was finally kicked off Dancing With the Stars in week 7. She and dance partner Tony Dovolani were shown the door last night. Nene and singer James Maslow were seen exiting the Good Morning America studios in NYC earlier today.
Photo: Derek Storm / Splash News

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Rihanna in short dress with bare midriff leaves lunch holding Hands with Gorgeous girlfriend in NYC

Bajan singer Rihanna's friends say she is worried about her bestie Melissa Forde. Friends say Rihanna blames her own drug-fueled lifestyle for Forde's slow downward spiral. The two recovering drug and alcohol addicts were seen holding hands while leaving Da Silvano Restaurant on Sixth Ave in NYC after lunch. Rihanna wore a powder blue short skirt and midriff-bearing top, while Mel was clad in a long sleeve shirt dress with plunging neckline.
Photo: Lawrence Schwartzwald

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Janelle and Monica at Outkast Reunion concert

Natural beauties Monica Brown, right, and Janelle Monáe posed together at Outkast's Georgia Reunion concert at CounterPoint Music Festival in Rome, GA over the weekend. For some reason the group chose to perform in Rome (of all places) rather than in their hometown of Atlanta. But that didn't stop hardcore fans from making the trip to Kingston Downs in the driving rain to watch their favorite group belt out their hits.

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EXCLUSIVE: Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker exit Tortilla Republic in West Hollywood

A reality TV couple was seen exiting a Tortilla Republic restaurant in West Hollywood, CA., over the weekend. The couple recently wed in an intimate setting in front of family and friends.. and TV cameras. Sources say the singer couldn't fit into her original wedding gown, so an emergency replacement had to be stitched together at the last minute. I don't know if this is true, so please don't quote me.

See who the happy couple is after the break.

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Artwork

Six weeks after Malaysia Airlines MH370 vanished from radar, an exploration company believes it has found the plane's wreckage.

The Adelaide-based exploration company, GeoResonance, believes the plane's wreckage lies 5,000 kilometers north of the current search area in the south Indian Ocean in the Bay of Bengal.

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