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Late Night Comics Unload On Sterling

Posted April 30th, 2014 @ 6:55am

By Matt McCoy

NBA commissioner Adam Silver unloaded on LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling Tuesday...and so did the late night talk show circuit.

Sterling was banned from the NBA for life for racist remarks that became public last week when TMZ posted audio of a conversation between Sterling and his girlfriend V. Stiviano. Among other things Sterling is angry that Stiviano had posted photos on Instagram of her posing with African-Americans, such as basketball great Magic Johnson. He also asks her not to bring black people to Clippers games.

Commissioner Silver not only banned Sterling but also fined him $2.5 million and will seek to have him removed as owner.

It obviously is a serious matter, but late night talk show hosts Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel, in their comedic styles, took their own shots at Sterling.

Here's Fallon's Tonight Show monologue, followed by segments from Jimmy Kimmel Live. First, Kimmel gets on the street reaction following the ruling. I've also posted Kimmel's Monday monologue, before the NBA had delivered its decision. Funny stuff on an otherwise ugly story.





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