NBA commissioner Silver writes letter to fans after banning Clippers owner

At a Tuesday press conference, NBA commissioner Adam Silver banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the NBA for life after an investigation by the league identified Sterling as the man who made racist comments recorded on audio tapes that surfaced over the weekend.

After the announcement, Silver issued a letter to the league’s fans in which he expressed pride in the NBA’s "€œdiverse, respectful and inclusive culture" and said "Mr. Sterling’s views have no place in the NBA."€

The commissioner’s message follows in its entirety below:

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