The moves, announced by Commissioner Adam Silver, are the most severe sanctions the league has ever levied against an owner.
Sterling has been the target of wide condemnation after a recording said to have caught the NBA’s senior owner making controversial statements about blacks surfaced recently.
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Signs of sponsors who have pulled out have been covered inside Staples ahead of tonight's game. (AP)
Protesters outside Staples Center. (Photo: Robert Gauthier / L.A. Times)