Basketball Commissioner Adam Silver took a hard line against Sterling, adding to the punishment meted out by his office a request to other NBA owners to force Sterling to sell the Clippers.
Sterling was also banned from engaging with the team, including visiting its headquarters.
The NBA Players' Association responded positively to the move, as did some individual players.
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