The backlash against
"It feels like a plantation mentality in the 21st century, in 2014. It just doesn't fit," Winfrey said on "CBS This Morning." "I'm waiting to see what they're going to do. Because something has to be done."
Former Seattle Supersonics owner and
Although NBA bylaws give the pro basketball league the power to oust owners in certain circumstances, experts said Silver would be more likely to hit the Clippers' owner with a sizable fine and a lengthy suspension, perhaps with the intent of pressuring the real estate magnate to sell the franchise he has owned for 33 years.
On Monday, 15 Clippers advertisers said they were ending or suspending their sponsorship, although most expressed their continued support for the team's players, coaches and fans.
Meanwhile, Los Angeles Mayor
Garcetti, who has said he would be happy to see a transition in ownership of the Clippers, is scheduled to speak after Silver makes his announcement.
Protestors are scheduled to gather outside