NBA BANS DONALD STERLING BANNED FOR LIFE, NOW PERSONAL BELIEFS, EVEN IF THEY ARE VILE, ARE IN JEAPORDY.WATCH WHAT YOU SAY, SPEECH POLICE ARE EVERYWHERE. A SET UP?

NBA commissioner Adam Silver has banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life for making racist remarks to his girlfriend on tape.

He also fined him $2.5 million

Silver confirmed that the man caught on tape making racist remarks to girlfriends is Sterling.

There was talk that Silver could employ the “nuclear option” — effectively forcing Sterling to sell the team by calling on the Board of Governors to terminate his ownership. TMZ says the league won’t use that option.