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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

N.B.A. Players, Coaches and Executives React on Social Media to Sterling’s Ban

On Facebook and Twitter, N.B.A. players, coaches and executives heaped praise on Adam Silver, the league’s new commissioner, for his decision to ban the Los Angeles Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, for making racist remarks that became public in an audio recording.

On Twitter, LeBron James of the Miami Heat praised the decision.

Dwyane Wade, who also plays for the Heat, posted on Twitter:

On Facebook, Harrison Barnes, who plays for the Golden State Warriors, said: “Proud of Commissioner Silver and what he did today! Respect him taking a strong stance on such an important issue.”

Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, said he supported Mr. Silver’s decision.

Jodie Meeks plays for the Los Angeles Lakers and posted on Twitter that Mr. Silver did a #greatjob.

J. R. Smith, who plays for the New York Knicks, used the hashtag #NoPlaceInOurGameForThis