SAN ANTONIO – Count Vince Carter among those who are happy NBA commissioner Adam Silver banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life for racial comments he made on a secretly taped interview with his girlfriend.
The tape, which Sterling was heard making disparaging remarks about African American, created a national firestorm and ended with Silver fining Sterling $2.5 million and banning him from the NBA for life.
“I’m glad it’s over,’’ Carter said. “It’s unfortunate somebody still thinks that way, like a lot of players have said.
“It’s something that had to be done. . .so other guys can clear their minds and play the game and we can kind of move on from this.’’
Coach Rick Carlisle also believes it’s time for the NBA to move on from the Sterling scandal.
“We all are so fortunate to be part of a game that transcends these kinds of misguided ignorances,’’ Carlisle said. “The beauty and ideas of our game will long outlive these kinds of things that should not happen.’’
-- Dwain Price
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