COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The NBA's commissioner came down hard Tuesday on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, and the local Columbus chapter of the NAACP is reacting.
Sterling is getting a lifetime ban and is being fined $2.5 million.
It all started with audio recordings recently released by TMZ and Deadspin. In them, Sterling scolds his girlfriend for posting photos of herself with African-Americans on Instagram.
The man also says he doesn't want the woman bringing any "black people to games with her."
"Outrageous and reprehensible," said Abraham Wallace with the Columbus Chapter of the NAACP. "That's all we can say. Not going to be tolerated. We must move forward in this country. We are a diverse country. Many ethnic groups here. Let's move forward and Sterling and his type are in the past. Period. They should be in the past."
So far, Sterling has not commented publicly on the alleged racist statements.