SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — After audio recorded racist comments made by L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling to his girlfriend were publicly released last month, National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver fined him $2.5 million and banned him from attending NBA games, practices, the team’s facilities and all personnel decisions. In addition, the NBA’s advisory/finance committee voted to unanimously to pursue Silver’s plan to oust Sterling and complete an ownership change.

This week, KCBS In Depth co-hosts Jan McMillan and Ed Cavagnaro talk with sociologist Dr. Harry Edwards, a professor emeritus at UC Berkeley specializing in the sociology of sport, family, race and ethnic relations.

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Edwards told In Depth that not only was Sterling’s punishment appropriate but that it was “exemplary” of the way that such incidents will have to be addressed in the future.

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“There are going to be many more of these across a number of activities in the world of sports,” he said.

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