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Kevin Johnson

'Adam Silver Is an American Hero'

5/5/2014 3:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Adam Silver has already achieved LEGEND STATUS in America ... so says Mayor Kevin Johnson who tells TMZ Sports the guy handled the Donald Sterling situation like a true "American hero."

Johnson -- the mayor of Sacramento -- was super influential in Silver's decision to ban the disgraced Clippers owner from the NBA for life ... and moments ago in D.C., he praised the commish for being "so strong and so decisive."

KJ also explained why Michael Jordan's opinions on the matter were so important -- and why basketball fans should feel proud about buying their next pair of Air Jordans. 

Check out the clip. 

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4 COMMENTS

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

I am an American hero.

135 days ago
2.

oc420    

Sterling is a true American Hero

134 days ago
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englishpetal    

Adam silver is a weak man who bowed to the pressures of the black community instead of making a fair decision the huge fine and if gonna throw a ban maybe a year or two would have been more than sufficient. You can be firm and fair without being excessive.

134 days ago
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amyd    

Uh, no. He's a weak sheep.

134 days ago

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