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Steve Nash, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar pleased with Donald Sterling punishment
Steve Nash, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar pleased with Donald Sterling punishment

The decision came quickly and decisively from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver -- a lifetime ban for Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Former and current NBA players were almost as quick in their praise for Silver, who became the league's commissioner just two months ago. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA's all-time leading scorer, said he was "just really thrilled" with Silver's punishment of Sterling, which also included a $2.5 million fine. "He handled it the right way," Abdul-Jabbar said at a Tuesday news conference in Los Angeles immediately after Silver announced his decision. "It's going to be a new day here in this city." Lakers point...

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