Adam Silver brought down the hammer with a swift and severe penalty banning (soon former?) owner Donald Sterling from the for life from any association with the Clippers or the NBA, also imposing the maximum fine of 2.5 or $2,500,000.00. Silver made a very strong statement in a very clear and quick fashion...not dragging this out...as the entire world watched.
People were huddled around their computers phone and televisions for this announcement the same way the were for the Michael Jackson memorial (did Usher ask for permission to put his hand on the casket while singing):
and the O.J. Simpson verdict: