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Chris Paul: 'Los Angeles Clippers players agree with Donald Sterling ban'

Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul says that the team's players support the NBA's decision to ban owner Donald Sterling for life for making racist comments.

Chris Paul has said that the Los Angeles Clippers players support the NBA's decision to ban owner Donald Sterling for life.

The 80-year-old was recorded making racist comments to his girlfriend, asking her not to bring black people to the team's games.

The players did not speak to the media ahead of their playoff game against the Golden State Warriors last night, but Paul said in a statement: "In response to today's ruling by the NBA and Commissioner Adam Silver, my teammates and I are in agreement with his decision.

"We appreciate the strong leadership from Commissioner Silver and he has our full support."

Sterling has also been fined $2.5m (£1.48m), the maximum fine the league can hand out.

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Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers brings the ball up the court during a game against the Miami Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena on November 7, 2013
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