According to NBC News,  Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life and fined $2.5 million.

This comes just after days of outrage from fans, players, and others in the NBA at racist comments attributed to Sterling from a taped conversation with his ex-girlfriend.

The comments that were released first by TMZ and then by Deadspin, seemed to depict the owner saying he didn't want his girlfriend hanging out with Black people on Instagram or bringing them to Clippers games.

The NBA had said if it was able to authenticate the tapes, but Sterling's wife told sources that it was, in fact, her husband on the recordings.