Los Angeles Mayor
FOR THE RECORD
An earlier version of this post incorrectly referred to NBA Commissioner
"We have to make a clean break, I think," Garcetti said in an impromptu gathering with reporters at City Hall. "It's clear to me that we should have ownership that reflects the values of Los Angeles. I think as long as there is ownership in the Sterling family, there are fans, sponsors and players who will stay away."
The mayor’s comments came a day after City Council President
A furor erupted two weeks ago when celebrity news and gossip website TMZ released an audiotape in which Donald Sterling told a frequent courtside guest that she should not bring black people to the games. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver then banned Sterling from the NBA, fined him $2.5 million and began proceedings to bounce him from the team he has owned for 33 years.