Punishment came down hard and fast on Donald Sterling.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver imposed a lifetime ban against the Los Angeles Clippers owner Tuesday, just three days after a recording leaked of Sterling telling his alleged former mistress that he didn't want her posting photos of herself with black people on Instagram or bringing black guests to Clippers games.
And let's just say...the celebrity twitterverse is largely in full agreement with Silver's decision.
"Commissioner Silver showed great leadership in banning LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life," Magic Johnson, whose appearance in a photo with Sterling lady friend V. Stiviano was what appeared to provoke the 80-year-old billionaire real estate mogul's comments, tweeted immediately afterward. "Former and current NBA players are very happy and satisfied with Commissioner Silver's ruling.
Now the Clippers players and fans can concentrate on the game tonight against the Warriors with Commissioner Silver's decision," Johnson, the former Lakers legend who is a co-owner of the L.A. Dodgers, continued. "Now let's hope that the other 29 owners do the right thing. The people who I'm happiest for are Coach Doc Rivers, the Clippers players and fans."
"Now Donald Sterling can spend more time focusing on his wonderful marriage," tweeted B.J. Novak.
And here's a bigger sampling of the reactions streaming in from athletes, actors, music artists, journalists, business owners and more.
Now Donald Sterling can spend more time focusing on his wonderful marriage.? B.J. Novak (@bjnovak) April 29, 2014
Donald Sterling being banned from the nba is a great step forward for us all. #loveislove no room for hate? Mekhi Phifer (@MekhiPhifer) April 29, 2014
I just saw Donald Sterling at Cracker Barrel.— Jeff Ross (@realjeffreyross) April 29, 2014
Adam Silver to Donald #Sterling shorter version: Bye Felicia.? Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) April 29, 2014
Sterling unavailable for comment. Too busy watching "Django Unchained" in reverse, ending at the opening scene.? Richard Roeper (@richardroeper) April 29, 2014
I agree 100% with Commissioner Silvers findings and the actions taken against Donald Sterling— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) April 29, 2014
I completely support NBA Commissioner Adam Silver?s decisive action on the Sterling issue. Great leadership and the league is in good hands.? Paul Allen (@PaulGAllen) April 29, 2014
Breaking news ! GOD just said don't bring Donald sterling to my Heaven? Mike Epps (@TheRealMikeEpps) April 29, 2014
I'd like to now host a live TV debate between Donald Sterling & @SHAQ . In a cage. No rules.? Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 29, 2014
Adam Silver, legacy commissionership already. A good day for the Clippers organization. #bannedforlife? Brandon Barash (@BrandonBarash) April 29, 2014
Commissioner Silver, FANTASTIC!!! New Sheriff lays down the law, kudos... Honest n precise.. #BANNEDForLife? Reggie Miller (@ReggieMillerTNT) April 29, 2014