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Donald Sterling

I'm NOT a Racist

4/26/2014 2:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Donald Sterling has come out swinging, with the Clippers organization right behind him ... saying he and his team don't know if the audio TMZ Sports released is legit ... but he says it does NOT reflect his views toward African-Americans.

Sterling and the Clippers organization tell TMZ Sports, "We have heard the tape on TMZ Sports.  We do not know if it is legitimate or if it has been altered."

The statement goes on ... "We do know that the woman on the tape -- who we believe released it to TMZ Sports -- is the defendant in a lawsuit brought by the Sterling family, alleging that she embezzled more than $1.8 million, who told Mr. Sterling that she would 'get even.'"

And the statement goes on, "Mr. Sterling is emphatic that what is reflected on that recording is not consistent with, nor does it reflect his views, beliefs or feelings. It is the antithesis of who he is, what he believes and how he has lived his life."

And there's this: "He feels terrible that such sentiments are being attributed to him and apologizes to anyone who might have been hurt by them." For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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Proud2bBlack    

Until Blacks realize white people don't love, like, or care about you, this will continue to happen. White people tolerate black or use them for their own financial gain!!! Maybe now all these million dollar makers of the elite white mans society will start realizing the investments of their riches should go back into their community and keep it there. I'm not surprised Erving thought this white man was his friend. ssk!!!

147 days ago
2.

I am me    

Lol he don't care for blks but he likes the fact that blk ppl make money for him...

147 days ago
3.

Pet peeves    

TMZ is happy, they found an ignorant racist!

147 days ago
4.

LDB    

he's pulling the "I'm not racist because I have black friends" card out his ass

147 days ago
5.

Skit    

Gotta be a equal opportunist like me and be willing to hate anyone of any race.

147 days ago
6.

Mikey    

Jay Z is the biggest racist NBA team owner of them all!

Jay-Z , owner of Brooklyn Nets, was wearing bling from 'Whites Are Devils' Group While Courtside with Beyonce

When Jay-Z was asked by a reporter if the group's symbol meant anything to him, he responded, "a little bit."

147 days ago
7.

HRH Prince Michael    

As a mixed Latino-American, who briefly met Mr. Sterling?
One of THE most down-to-earth, Courteous, and
Kind, businessmen that I've met.

Craigslist.com/Hymietown/Rant and Rave Section
"The House of David:
Psalm2_014 NOW"

147 days ago
8.

Jen    

Eat **** bigot

147 days ago
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Sascatchulokino    

He's not a racist but only plays one in real life! Wish someone would Django his azz!!!

147 days ago
10.

Mumra the Ever Living    

Of course not . . . he's just a man who doesn't want to be around black people. Wait, what?

147 days ago
11.

Rigby    

You got caught... Back peddle has begun 👞👞👞

147 days ago
12.

J    

Donald Sterling IS the Clippers organization.....So yeah HE, WE, EVERYONE KNOWS IT IS LEGIT!

147 days ago
13.

Mikey    

Surprise, surprise the half black chick embezzled more than $1.8 million from the old geezer.

147 days ago
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Pet peeves    

Look at the bright side Donald Sterling, if she did this in cali, she committed a felony and could get her a$$ sent to prison. You have to have both parties agreement to record a conversation in cali... BY LAW!

147 days ago
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shakedoggy    

the real racists are the bitter blaks who want free handouts and whose only aim is to besmirch the reputation of this fine wite man. but tmz wont print that.

147 days ago
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