SBJ/May 5-11, 2014/Leagues and Governing Bodies

Shown the door: Anatomy of a crisis

SATURDAY

Audio hits the media on TMZ, Deadspin; Commissioner Adam Silver addresses the media before the Thunder-Grizzlies game in Memphis; Barkley cuts to the chase on TNT. 
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SUNDAY-MONDAY

Magic Johnson weighs in; the Clippers protest with inside-out warmups, followed by the Heat; the Rockets (and their opponents, the Blazers) don black socks to show their solidarity; a fan’s sign at the Bobcats-Heat game echoes popular sentiments. 
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TUESDAY MORNING

As sponsors begin to flee the Clippers, newspaper headlines anticipate the coming judgment from the league.



























TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Silver announces a lifetime ban for Sterling and the plan to force a sale; Kevin Johnson praises the move, while Sterling quickly signals a fight.
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TUESDAY NIGHT

Back to basketball, and the Clippers return to the floor under the new “We Are One” slogan.
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WEDNESDAY

Sterling, the Clippers and Silver’s decision dominate the hometown paper.


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