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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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61.

donald keith    

for a racist he sure does pay hundreds of millions to his black players. yup seems racist to me. lmao

143 days ago
62.

Warren    

It fits right in with a man who paid a record $2.75 million to settle a federal housing discrimination lawsuit that included accusations that Sterling and his wife made statements "indicating that African-Americans and Hispanics were not desirable tenants and that they preferred Korean tenants.

143 days ago
63.

Nagaplease    

You didn't get the gold from that old fool and you got mad and had an idea in your little whore brain. I am going to trick this this old fool to say something racist and record him. The only fool I see is you. Good luck trying to gold dig again. You going to have to gold dig at the ages 30 and down. Too much competition for your alien looking face? Ya, he doesn't like blacks, so what? He didn't make a public statement, his snitch GF recorded a private conversation and released it to the public. Now he should be "punished" for his opinion? That's a pretty un-American way to think. Dump that broad and find one that know how to keep her mouth shut about private conversations. He had it coming for associating HIMSELF with a filthy subhuman gold digging bitch. Have you seen her instagram photo with all the watches and cars she got from old fools like him? Look like you got hung from her temple lookin ass bitch. Look like predator from Aliens , with all the gold digging kills in the pictures, lookin ass bitch.

143 days ago
64.

Karen    

Look he is a racist rat instead of apologizing he is denying it and I'm sure all of his employees and friends recognize his racist voice!!! He is s*** who doesn't even acknowledges he was wrong just cop out like the sleaze bag he is. But as they say Every dog has his day!

143 days ago
65.

Trigga31    

There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps... then turn around and see somebody white and feel relieved. -Jesse Jackson

143 days ago
66.

Trigga31    

Barack Obama, Bill Cosby, Jay Z and Oj don't like being around Blacks why do you expect him to?

143 days ago
67.

shanta588    

Oh please I've heard altered calls before Bh1 it dont sound like that this guy hates blacks and have made racist statements more than once.

143 days ago
68.

OhitsUagain    

It's one thing to be thought a fool and or a racist but another matter to open your mouth and prove it.

143 days ago
69.

xax    

Lol. What's surprising about this? This is not the first report about sterling, probably the first time he's said it on tape. And I have a feeling that the NBA already knew about this. This is just the first time he's said it out loud for the public to hear.

143 days ago
70.

think101    

The problem is its not his first or second problem with race.

143 days ago
71.

blaccman    

This goes out to the ppl defending this man. You're saying black people who make hiphop music shouldn't complain because their music putss down woman.. blah blah blah.. ur white ass was dancing to that same music. So are u considered a bad person?.. i know lots of white people are racist and make these kind of comments all the time, but because of that stereotypical way that u think travon martin is dead.. you guys don't understand the frustration that black ppl deal with because of slavery. It still exsist and its time for people to be responsible foThier comments. ****e  

143 days ago
72.

Georgie    

Yeah right.

143 days ago
73.

Williamew    

Clippers need to hire a new PR firm. Denying the authenticity of this won't work. What the hell does it matter if it was leaked by an ex that the family is suing. Isn't that a given with leaked tapes such as this...revenge or $. In this case, both. He needs to come clean. Use the heat of passion defenseA+ thanks. It would be great if 90% of the fans boycotted the upcoming game in protest

143 days ago
74.

blaccman    

Thier was a time when whites could be as racist as they wanted. Not anymore.. u disrespect a black person and ur life gets turned upside down. Point blank period. This goes out to u white racist people out there. Watch what u say and keep it behthe keyboard because u too can end up in **** street like this loser

143 days ago
75.

the sea    

Just ask your girlfriend to deny it it then.

143 days ago
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