"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."
— 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