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Real estate mogul and Los Angeles Clippers NBA basketball team owner Donald Sterling attends the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California May 1, 2012. (© Danny Moloshok / Reuters/Reuters)
Real estate mogul and Los Angeles Clippers NBA basketball team owner Donald Sterling attends the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California May 1, 2012. (© Danny Moloshok / Reuters/Reuters)

Obama, present and former NBA players react to Donald Sterling situation Add to ...

“When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don’t really have to do anything; you just let them talk and that’s what happened here.”

— U.S. President Barack Obama

“There’s no room for Donald Sterling in the NBA – there is no room for him.”

— Miami Heat star LeBron James

“I’m obviously disgusted that a fellow team owner could hold such sickening and offensive views. I’m confident that Adam Silver will make a full investigation and take appropriate action quickly.”

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— Michael Jordan, majority owner and chairman of the Charlotte Bobcats

“I will never go to a Clippers game again as long as Donald Sterling is the owner.”

— Former basketball star Magic Johnson on Twitter

“He should not continue owning the clippers.”

— Los Angles Lakers star Kobe Bryant on Twitter

“This is a defining moment for the league. It’s a defining moment for the commissioner.”

— Kevin Johnson, Sacramento mayor and National Basketball Players Association search committee chairman

“It upsets all of us. There’s not one guy who is happy with this situation.”

— Clippers coach Glenn “Doc” Rivers

“My feeling would be the same, no matter if I was coaching, playing or a fan. There’s no place for it.”

— Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson, who played for the Clippers from 1992-94

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