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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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181.

Stoopdog    

So we have to like black and hispanics now? Ah we have a little thing in this country and it's called freedom. There are black people I like there are black people I don't, if these comments are true they are nasty but maybe the just doesn't want her advertising all the guys she's banging. If she did that to a black she'd have her weave wrapped around her neck....lol.
And Magic let's wait a few days before you try to grab the team from the guy.

157 days ago
182.

Paul Noonan    

The real losers here are the wives. Don't overlook that.

156 days ago
183.

FREEDOM    

STERLING IS A VICTIM OF THE RACE CARD ALL THE WAY. WHY CAN SNOOP CALL WHITE PEOPLE CRACKERS, REDNECKS WITHOUT ANY RAMIFICATIONS. WHY IS OPRAH BRINGING UP PLANTATIONS. WAY TO GO TMZ FOR PLAYING THIS ONE UP TO THE HILTS. HARVEY WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT THAT YOU MAKE YOUR SEXUALITY PUBLIC. ISN'T THAT SOMETHING AS ADULTS WE DON'T GO AROUND ADVERTISING. I AM OUTRAGED THAT STERLING IS GETTING THE WORST BEAT DOWN EVER. I FEEL REALLY SORRY FOR THIS MAN. IF HE DID NOT LIKE BLACK MEN , HE WOULDN'T SIT THERE AND WATCH THEM THROW BASKETBALLS EVERYDAY AND PAY THEM SO HE CAN LOOK AT THEM ALL DAY.

156 days ago
184.

FREEDOM    

STERLING FIGHT BACK, IT IS YOUR RIGHT!

156 days ago
185.

FREEDOM    

To all of you who call us rednecks and crackers. Here's to you the double birdie. That is freedom of speech all the way.

156 days ago
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