LeBron James Says Urgency Needed To Remove Banned LA Clippers Owner Donald Sterling From Team

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LeBron James says quick action needs to be taken in the process of completely removing Donald Sterling from control of the Los Angeles Clippers. Creative Commons

LeBron James may be pleased with the direction the NBA is taking to remove banned owner Donald Sterling from his stake in the Los Angeles Clippers but that doesn't mean the four-time league MVP thinks the process is finished. Indicating recently that commissioner Adam Silver has done a nice job in removing Sterling from the league and fining him the maximum $2.5 million after racist remarks made by the 81-year-old businessman went public, the Miami Heat star believes quick action needs to be taken in order to completely finish the job and remove Donald Sterling completely from the National Basketball Association.

“At the end of the day, we see what Adam Silver is doing, and he's moving forward,” James said prior to Miami's Game 5 victory over the Brooklyn Nets in the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. “And if he continues, which we believe Adam Silver will do on the situation, then us players have nothing to worry about. But we don't know what's going to happen. We know what we want to happen, but the legal system can be a pain. The fact we have to continue to talk about this at a great time in our sport stinks.”

Though recent reports indicated that the two-time NBA champion was planning to lead a boycott should Sterling not be removed from his share of the Clippers, LeBron James said recently that he has no plans to back an uprising next season. Current NBA Players Union Vice President Roger Mason Jr. -- who played for the Heat earlier this season -- said in an interview on the Jim Rome Show that LBJ would be willing to take control of a player boycott next season, words that James denies.

“Roger comes in here, we speak about issues,” James said. “I believe that issue came up but, as a team we never discussed it. Roger is a great guy and I don't have a problem with him at all.”

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