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Donald Sterling

I'm NOT a Racist

4/26/2014 2:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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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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136.

Milagros Garcia    

His comments are a reflection on the NBA which has allowed him to get away with this for over 30 yrs..His comments were racist towards all Afrikan desc on the planet because this is sadly how he feels And what he was taught as a child.

He is a racist, he was raised that way and there is nothing that will change that outside of Yemaya

Mr Sterling was an accident waiting to happen, karma was on his trail and it was destined..From what I can see his sex partner played him Jeff to the left and he missed the 3 pointer. BOOM backfire!

When a human, says and does things ( The issue with IE Elgin Baylor) which target people due to the color of their skin that should tell the franchise something.
.Marty Shotenheimer did it as did many others and look what happened.. GONE

If the players ever get enough BALLS to stand up to men like him I would bet $$$ that some would rethink their language..

Now, noone can stop a person from saying and having dumb, arrogant, ignorant or backwards thinking like trailer park trash. This behavior comes from HOME training..
However Mr Sterling makes millions because Afrikan desc are great Ballers he has become a millionaire because of the game.. YET he hates them? DUH DUH DUH How smart is that Cliven Bundy did better

As a thinking rational people one would consider who is to blame This is not the fault of Afrikan men nor his wife or GF this is solely a personal issue that is called WHITE supremacy
Today what many of us already knew: The owner of the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association is a virulent racist.

We know this thanks to his "Blackxican" (thank you tweeter fam for that word)girlfriend who taped a lovers spat between the two.

But Milagros, how can he be a racist if he has a half Latina and half Black girlfriend?" LMAO its the coochie son!

This is not an easy question to answer. It's a sick and complicated pathology that seems to dog the racist.

Remember Frazier Glenn? He was the Klansman and white supremacist who shot up a Jewish center in Kansas, recently. Well it seems that ole Frazier was caught and arrested "mid-act" with a black male prostitute. Then there is our friend Thomas Jefferson. He had a serious thing for his slave, Sally Hemings; he even fathered some of her children. I have met her fam in DC

Anyway, this is not Sterling's first go round with the racism rodeo. He was fined millions of dollars by the feds for housing discrimination and former NBA great, Elgin Baylor, sued him a few years back. In the lawsuit it was alleged that he (Sterling) was a racist and a sexist as well.

Now what? Next?

176 days ago
137.

Milagros Garcia    

The NBA did nothing back then after the lawsuit and the racist owner continued to own his team and his "million dollar slaves" that went with it. Now, unfortunately for the NBA, the chickens have come home to roost, and in the middle of what have so far been wonderful playoff games, this embarrassing revelation has come to the fore. So now the NBA is forced to address Donald Sterling

The saddest part of this sordid episode is the behavior of the black coach Sterling hired, Doc Rivers. Rivers who now coaches for Sterling-- and previously played for him--- said that he had no idea that Sterling had those kinds of views about black people. Yeah right! He must have had his head up his ass for the past ten years. Or, he was too busy cashing Donald Sterling's checks to notice. Or he is also a house negro

Poor Rivers left Boston and came to this. Talk about "jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire."

The next few days will be interesting. The usual suspects are out threatening boycotts and marches etc. , but it won't make much of a difference. The NBA will fine or suspend Sterling, and the folks who write and spin these things will write the obligatory letters of apology. The media will feigh apologetic etc LOL this is business as usual on this time it was taped Jeff to the left"

But those Negroes who continue to cash the checks will keep doing it, and Sterling will keep his team of Negroes. Even if he doesn't respect them and continues to see them as less than equals.

“We’re playing. We’re playing Golden State, and Golden State is our enemy right now. … We heard about all of the boycotts and all of the other stuff. That’s all stuff we could do. We choose to play. … The biggest statement we can make as men – not as black men, but as men – is to stick together and show how strong we are as a group. Not splinter. Not walk. It’s easy to protest. The protest will show in our play.”


There are always a bunch of slaves waitin g to play for a slave master smh!

176 days ago
138.

Clipperownernotracist    

Donald Sterling is not racist!!! Before the Clippers became very popular a couple of years ago, Mr. Sterling gave Staple Center employees game tickets multiple times a year. He also gives employees toys for their kids for Christmas every year. His a very kind man, his not racist as his "girlfriend" has portrait him. First of all, she's not MEXICAN, she's from Honduras!! She's after his money. As a current employee at Staple Center I can say Mr. Sterling is not racist!

176 days ago
139.

nurse2love    

Whether he is or not is his buisiness. Land of the free and freedom of speech

176 days ago
140.

whatever    

It was not1 remark,it was not1sentence in anger,it wasnt hollered at a passing motorist,in a angry moment,you presented your views,an said this is how its always been,an told her to deny one half of her self,as if she could pass,told her,one half of her isnt no good,niether is the people she came from,then because she spoke up,turned the fight into her liken to fight because she didnt agree with you,you are a devil,an a slave master thats been exposed,now for the black men,you see your nobody in his eyes all the grinning,not just him,the ones who bring the white girls to the partys to get the money right back,slave master tricks

176 days ago
141.

@drayram    

Whats up with all this victim s h I t .... step up black people stop playing that part and dust it off ur shoulders. These statements are far far from the racism ur grand parents experienced and dealt with, with more integrity then all this cry baby bs.

176 days ago
142.

B    

Seems about as legit as these BS offer to work at home for Google with some guy's ex-wife making $62/hour. You guys should just hire someone to go through and delete these things.

176 days ago
143.

Gustav LaFong    

Would YOU invite Snoop Dog over to your house? Man, he'd show up stoned and with a tone of attitude, all 120 pounds of him acting like he was Heavyweight Champ. Then he'd scheme on a white chick and leave when nobody paid him any attention.

176 days ago
144.

bnoutlaw88    

I know the mistress I heard yhe tape and u can say its real! As well as the mistress being s godldigger along with all her sisters. She wasn't feeling descriminated when he was giving her money or free tickets to the game... yes the video is bad yes hes racist. But I hope V.STiviano stays broke as hell lets see gow she takes that. I going to b laughimg in her beverly hills face lets see if her dumbass ****sucking godldigger sisters help her then.... hahahaha.

176 days ago
145.

Marco Polo    

Racist people will always claim the following when confronted:

1, They are not racist
2. The have "friends" that are that race
3. They have donated money to people of that race

Being friends with or helping a specific race is not proof of bias feelings or beliefs that you hold in your heart and mind.

176 days ago
146.

Bill Stanley    

Sterling and his team now say they don't know whether the audio TMZ Sports released is "legit." Gee. . . I wonder how we could find out? I guess we could ask Sterling if that's what he said? This is what's called a "non-denial denial." If the NAACP still goes forward with a life time achievement award for Sterling it will be grotesque.

176 days ago
147.

William Foresman    

This isn't a black/white issue as you are trying to make it. This is have/have not.

176 days ago
148.

Robert    

There are a lot of unanswered questions here....

1. Who made the tape and did the clippers owner know he was under surveillance in his own home?

Z. Was he blackmailed before the tape was released?

3. How do we know this tape wasn't edited?

This whole lurid affair sounds contrived. I am skeptical.

176 days ago
149.

en Todo Momento!!    

just imagine the hell that would have broken loose if he had thrown his girlfriend off a roof and broken her foot. i don't think he would survive the media frenzy. he'd be arrested, prisoned, charged, booked, locked up, the key tossed, beaten, raped and so on and so forth. just imagine. thank god he was not such a badass stud old fogie to throw his hot young girlfriend off a roof and break her foot, just because he can.. but yeah, 'justice'. i get it. justice is spelled 'cash'.

176 days ago
150.

melfar    

although the comment does bare racial over tone. It appears that she was leading him into the comments. As a lawyer would a witness. I understand him when he stated at the begining why are u broadcasting those photos. first its his girl !!! hes worth 1.9billion he let her in his world. in other words quit high signing!!! Donald Sterlings a trick the girls young enough to be his great great granddaughter and she a oppertunist . throw out the racisim part and it all come down to him telling his girl to cool it, just as any man would tell his girl if he felt uncomfrotable with there association peace players

176 days ago
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