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Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling (R) puts his hand over his face as he sits courtside with his wife Shelly, left, while the Clippers trail the Chicago Bulls in an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles in this 2011 file photo. The National Basketball Association banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Sterling from the game for life and fined him $2.5 million for racist comments made public over the weekend, the league's commissioner said on Monday. (REUTERS/Danny Moloshok)

NBA bans Clippers owner from game for life over racist comments

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By Scott Malone and Larry Fine

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The National Basketball Association banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the game for life and fined him $2.5 million for racist comments made public over the weekend, the league's commissioner said on Tuesday.

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