-- Former NBA player Bruce Bowen @Bowen12

"Wizards staying at my hotel. Cheers just came from a room nearby after Silver made his announcement"

-- Television sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson

"'Standing ovation' for Commissioner Silver. Big time decision standing up for the league and it's players. Now, Gotta see it through

-- Steph Curry @Stephen Curry30

"The players were prepared to boycott the games if this type of behavior ... was to be tolerated."

-- National Basketball Players Association vice president Roger Mason Jr., who added that "we want a timetable from owners" for Donald Sterling's official removal as Clippers owner

"I commend Commissioner Adam Silver in being diligent in how he handled this important matter. He acted swiftly and appropriately with the severity of the penalty and I strongly support his decision."

-- Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson

"The Timberwolves stand firmly in full support of the swift and impactful action taken today by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. His leadership and direction in this matter is completely appropriate and appreciated by the Timberwolves organization. We stand unified with Commissioner Silver today and reaffirm our organization's zero tolerance approach to the type of reprehensible behavior which caused this action."

-- Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor