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In this Jan. 26, 2006 photo, Toronto Raptors new interim general manager Wayne Embry, right, talks with the media after CEO of Toronto Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment, Richard Peddie, left, announced that general manager Rob Babcock has been relieved of his duties effective immediately during an NBA basketball news conference in Toronto. Embry fought racism for decades, by refusing to let it defeat him. He thinks that the NBA's punishment of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is appropriate, and sends a powerful statement: "Such ignorance cannot and will not be tolerated." (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)
In this Dec. 20, 1969 photo, former Milwaukee Bucks center Wayne Embry, was honored for his leadership contributions to the Bucks first year, looks over trophy made from his basketball shoe as the Boston Celtics played the Bucks in Milwaukee. Embry fought racism for decades, by refusing to let it defeat him. Drafted into the NBA in 1958, when quotas limited the number of black players, he was the only African-American on the Cincinnati Royals, and later became the NBA's first black general manager. He thinks that the NBA's punishment of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is appropriate, and sends a powerful statement: "Such ignorance cannot and will not be tolerated." (AP Photo)
Jerry Carr carries a sign in protest of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, outside Staples Center on Tuesday in Los Angeles, before Game 5 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series between the Clippers and the Golden State Warriors. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday that Sterling has been banned for life by the league for making racist comments that hurt the league. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)