Statement From The U.S. Conference Of Mayors On NBA Commissioner Ruling

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Indianapolis (IN) Mayor Gregory A. Ballard, Chair of The U.S. Conference of Mayors Professional Sports Alliance issued the following statement in response to NBA Commissioner Silver's decision:

"On behalf of the nation's mayors, who everyday deal with bringing people together, we applaud NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's swift and strong actions suspending Donald Sterling from the NBA and forcing a vote on selling the LA Clippers team.  We also commend Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, the NBA Players Association representative and President of the United States Conference of Mayors for his strong leadership in bringing this matter to a rightful conclusion.  The mayors remain committed to professional sports portraying the richness of our diversity."

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Professional Sports Alliance is an entity within the United States Conference of Mayors composed of mayors from cities with major professional sports teams. 

About The United States Conference of Mayors
The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are nearly 1,400 such cities in the country today, and each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/usmayors, or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/usmayors.

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