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NBA and players are in accord on Donald Sterling, but will unity last?
NBA and players are in accord on Donald Sterling, but will unity last?

Shortly after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued an unprecedented lifetime ban for Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Tuesday, the Clippers delivered a three-word response on their website: "We are one." The same could be said for the NBA and the National Basketball Players Assn., which formed an unlikely alliance in wresting day-to-day control of the franchise from an 80-year-old owner who, according to Silver, admitted making comments about blacks. Silver's sweeping sanctions against Sterling, which included a $2.5-million fine and potential forced sale of the Clippers, pending a vote by his counterparts throughout the league, represented a coordinated effort between...

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