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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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151.

Sharlene lambert    

He knew is his gf is mixed, African/mexican and he went ahead to date her, doesnt he knw that his gf will associate with blacks. I think the so called donald in nw insecured

143 days ago
152.

TRUTHbeTOLD    

Demons. Sick demons. Exposed.

143 days ago
153.

YoungStunna    

Unilateral recording is illegal in Cali.

143 days ago
154.

chucklehead    

Do you know the worst thing you can call a racist? A RACIST and then watch their reaction. Just ask Paula Deen, Dick Channey, John Boehner,Rand Paul and the rest of their ilk.

143 days ago
155.

djcoldheart510    

Why are poeple so shocked that this old cracker Donald Sterling the owner of the Clippers , is saying all this racist **** ? This is what the old slave owners used to say about blacks back in the old days... they had a beautiful black woman in the house cooking and cleaning but she was NOT allowed to socialize with the slaves in the field outside. He would pay the slaves a penny a day and work them like dogs , at the same time he would rape his half black slave housekeeper .

Donald Sterling should be banned from the NBA and the players should boycott the playoffs this is bigger than a basketball game, Its about respect.

When the jews were burned alive back in world war two by the germans the world never believed them until they saw them starved to death in concentration camps.
Not all white people are racist but there is a percentage of the population that have the same mentality as Donald Sterling. They feel superior to not just blacks but all races. Blacks just cant catch a break from these crackers.

I remember when Mel Gibson was caught on tape telling his GF go get raped by a pack of ******s and Dog the Bounty Hunter said I dont want you dating ******s to his son. They are still on TV and in the movie theater making money . But everybody wants to talk **** about Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton when they protest this racist behavior. Stop being hypocrites............ 

143 days ago
156.

chris87654    

I dunno if he can be believed. Christine O'Donnell said she "I'm NOT a witch" and that's still up in the air.

143 days ago
157.

writenow    

This hardly "coming out swinging" in that he is pathetically attempting to play it both ways

A. It this really my voice (the whine sounds like him)
B. He doesn't care if his girlfriend sleeps with black men, but
C. His is Ojecting to what he thinks will impact his business.

Hardly a "swinging" move.

Sterling needs a great crisis PR team. Let's not tell him, okay?

143 days ago
158.

mary    

Let me get this right. This man hates blacks, but he owns a team with many blacks, sleeps black, is married, and feels that the world feels the same way about blacks that he does? Thus, he has to answer to them. I knew slavery screwed up blacks, but I never gave much thought to how much it screwed up whites too.

143 days ago
159.

CANTBELIEVEITSNOTBUTTAH    

No one believes his "I'm not racist" crap. It's offensive that he's making such a statement, but he's cornered and therefore ****ting all over the place.

143 days ago
160.

Serialkilla213    

I'd probably believe this it he wasn't being sued by the federal government for not renting apartments to Hispanic and black people

143 days ago
161.

who cares    

I am sure Harry Reid and the rest of them old time liberal democrat said and done much worse... In fact it was probably harry who called him and told him about her taking picture with black people...

143 days ago
162.

Him    

Really? He and his people listened to the tape, but can't say if it is real, or not? Translation: It's real, and he makes so many racist rants he can't identify if and when that one ocurred. Jeeez. Not the best investIgative reporting here.

143 days ago
163.

BxBrownSuga    

This is nothing new...Donald Sterling has always been a racist. He has neen sued on more than one occasion...

143 days ago
164.

kosmo    

The man is not a racist. He was expressing his views under a lot of pressure by his young girlfriend. Yes a lot of white people are still racist in 2014 mostly towards blacks. There are good people and bad in every race. Im greek and italian mix. My wife is black and brizilian. Theres no telling what this woman is putting this man thru there both side to a story and then theres the truth. Don't kill the clippers chance of winning a Championship over a couples phone call. Magic Johnson, Larry byrd are great men on and off the basketball court. Can we go on with the Playoff and stop being goffoffs and settle this after the Championship.

143 days ago
165.

dee1970    

Dear Mr. Sterling,
You got caught spewing you hateful nasty comments, you are not sorry! You are only upset because she exposed who you really are. It is truly a shame that these ball players have to work for people like you and earn you millions of dollars for you to have the lifestyle of wealth. Regardless of your age and of the color of the woman you are dating she did not put those hate filled words in your mouth.
To the public,
We need to stop making excuses for people that still believe people that do not look like them are less than them. He has no soul and it is not going to eat him up and he is not a God fearing man. He is still married (although it is reported that he is separated, he is still legally married) and running around with another women. If you think for one minute that he is the only (So called White man or woman) that says these thinks about black people at home or in of company of private only white events) you are mistaken. He is in the 1% percent of the wealth in this country and needs to be removed because of his mentally and actions. All black and brown people need to go to the game and picket outside and tell him not to show up. Once the season is over the all NBA and WMBA players need to boycott him as an owner.
For some reason the majority of so called whites have hated black men, brown men and women that have never done anything to them. More whites commit hate crimes against us in history and are allowed to get away with it. In 2014 you have other groups that want their freedoms and rights to be respected but they will always put down or get rid of a black or brown person. I do not feel sorry or bad for him. He is just a mean old dirty ignorant man that will die.

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