NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling "should be afforded due process" amid the alleged racist comments he made in an audio recording obtained by TMZ. According to the audio that TMZ posted on Friday night, Sterling told his girlfriend that he doesn't want her to bring black people to games.
"All members of the NBA family should be afforded due process and a fair opportunity to present their side of any controversy. Which is why I'm not yet prepared to discuss any potential sanctions against Donald Sterling," Silver said at a press conference on Saturday night.
Silver also said that Sterling has agreed not to attend the Clippers' playoff game against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif. on Sunday. He added that he hopes the league will wrap up its investigation within the next few days.