Just right Com. Silver. Surprised and delighted the actions of NBA were so complete. Commissioner Silver for Commissioner of Congress!
— Val Kilmer (@valkilmer) April 29, 2014
The Donald Sterling tape recording heard around the world had much of America watching NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s press conference Tuesday. Most seem satisfied with the commissioner’s judgment of a lifetime ban and a $2.5 million fine — the maximum that can be imposed under NBA rules. Celebs were paying attention too, and Val Kilmer has nominated Silver to the (nonexistent) post of Commissioner of Congress.
Other celebs gave Silver passing marks for his performance as well.
Next up for Silver? Putin.
— Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal) April 29, 2014
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 29, 2014
Way to go, Commissioner Silver! The NBA stands for everybody!
— SHAQ (@SHAQ) April 29, 2014
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) April 29, 2014
Wow. Decisive. Well done. “@ESPNNBA: Adam Silver announces lifetime ban, $2.5M fine for Clippers owner Donald Sterling.”
— Joshua Malina (@JoshMalina) April 29, 2014
Banning Sterling!! Commissioner Silver hit a three-pointer. LLAP
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) April 29, 2014
Adam Silver thank you for your COURAGE and your historic decision in this matter.. message sent loud and clear, it's a NEW DAY !!! #Eracism
— MC HAMMER (@MCHammer) April 29, 2014