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Posted: Tuesday, 29 April 2014 2:36PM

Benson 'fully supports' lifetime ban for Clippers owner

New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson issued a statement today regarding NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's lifetime ban of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

READ MORE: NBA bans Clippers owner Sterling for life

"In light of the serious matter facing our league, a matter than transcends sports, the New Orleans Pelicans fully support the decisions made today by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and will fully support his recommendations moving forward," the statement read. It was issued via the Twitter account of Greg Bensel, Senior Vice President of Communications and Broadcasting for the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans.

Silver said he will ask the rest of the NBA owners to vote to force Sterling to sell the Clippers. Silver said that takes a three-fourths majority.


Click here to read the full statement from Tom Benson.

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