The NBA called time yesterday on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, banning him for life for racist remarks. In doing so, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver may have saved both the day and the game. “All of our players felt like boycotting the games,” National Basketball Players Association vice president Roger Mason Jr. said, referring to the playoffs. But prompt action by the NBA was applauded by players, coaches and fans. Sterling has reportedly said he will not sell the team, but Silver has vowed to do everything in his power to force the sale.