Nets respond to Donald Sterling ban


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Brooklyn Nets released a statement on NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s decision Tuesday to ban Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life as a result of his recent racist remarks (read more about that decision here):

“Today’s announcement by Commissioner Silver sends a strong message that racism and discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated in the NBA family. The Nets organization welcomes and fully supports the decision and remains committed to tolerance and respect for all. We can all be proud that the reaction throughout the NBA – from players, management, ownership and fans – has been unequivocal and united in condemning the scourge of racism.”

The Nets put this on Instagram:

Nets players also took to Twitter to react to the news: