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FitDeck Blog with Founder Phil Black

#BannedforLife

Posted by Phil Black on August 1st, 2014

As you may have heard, Donald Sterling, owner of the LA Clippers NBA Basketball team, has been banned for life from the NBA, fined $2.5 million (maximum allowable under NBA rules), and may ultimately be forced to sell the team.

The ruling, handed down by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, stemmed from the recent release of audio recordings of Sterling's heinous and unthinkable comments to his girlfriend during a racist rant.

This issue hits home with us at FitDeck because Jared Dudley is a friend and one of our favorite corporate ambassadors. He plays for the LA Clippers and is dealing with this distraction right in the middle of a brutal series with the Golden State Warriors.

We wanted to send Jared our support during this tough time. We hung out with Jared and his teammates after a game in December and he was the most gracious and cool guy around. So were the rest of the Clippers.

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While this issue is far from over, we hope that this expeditious ruling will send a message to Jared and the Clippers that Donald Sterling will not win - even when the Clippers do.

I will support Jared and the Clippers tonight in their game against the Golden State Warriors and will use this opportunity to discuss this issue with my four sons. I hope they will remember this day. I know I will.

Good luck, Jared. We're pulling for you.

Best,

Phil Black (FitDeck Founder)

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