Following Adam Silver’s decisive and severe ruling on Donald Sterling after his racist comments, Jeanie Buss, on behalf of the Lakers, released a statement through Lakers.com,
“In my statement yesterday, I said I had full confidence in Adam Silver and how he and the NBA would handle this situation. In today’s announcement Adam was decisive, firm and compelling and showed great leadership in his condemnation of the horrible and offensive comments that have led to this action.”
Yesterday’s statement, which Jeanie was referring to, can be found here. Jeanie’s comments mirror the reaction from around the league, which has been satisfaction with the swiftness and authority in which Silver handled the situation. Sterling was issued a lifetime ban and fined $2.5 million, both the max allowable punishment Silver could levy.