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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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106.

X    

Hyper-sensitivity and hyper-political correctness is becoming excessive in this county. Everyone ! I said everyone is a racist! Everyone is allowed to say what they want in private. I have lived in Los Angeles my entire life and i here white people complaining about other races, black people complaining about other races, mexicans complaining about other races..and so on.. It will never go away.. We are animals.. We have a primitive instinct not to trust and be fearful in order to survive! Maybe instead you should love the color of your skin and race and let things roll off your back. Grow up!

146 days ago
107.

O    

You're not gonna survive this mofo. Clippers board of directors better be moving to elect someone else ASAP. Lmao@ we think the tapes were altered.. Typical racist who is caught response... Typical coward move.. Own it if you're racist. Why are you so scared??? Wear an I AM RACIST TEE SHIRT. Why not??? Because you're scared. Just like everyone who talks crap on a computer but not in real life. Heck.. Look at the KKK ... dudes wear sheets. Why so scared? You bad right?

146 days ago
108.

Dina    

The dudes mixed gf doesn't respect herself so why would she respect her old white man? He let's her sleep with black men and even have them over to the house. Not once did he demean her or call her friends of color the N word. He did ask her to respect his request and not invite her black male friends to the game. That is fair enough. If she goes through men like she goes through toilet paper then how can you expect the old white man to remember their names. Heck, I can't remember his name so I have decided to call him the Old White Man. The OWM welcomes his gf's family to the game and their of color. The bottom line - as an adult she should know this is his place of work and not her place to entertain other men.

146 days ago
109.

B4-I-FU-RU-18?    

doesn't think the taps is real. Yet is apologizing for hurting those offended on the tape. a bi gezunt! Shrugs

146 days ago
110.

B4-I-FU-RU-18?    

*tapes are*

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111.

B4-I-FU-RU-18?    

Stay away from Zonas Sterling. They bare bad news !

146 days ago
112.

MEME    

That tape says otherwise...

146 days ago
113.

Jackie    

LOL...deal with the black people....your ancestors brought them into your lives.

146 days ago
114.

Blackpower    

Yea right and im not black

146 days ago
115.

Spanky18    

DONALD SAYS I'M NOT A RACIST~YEAH RIGHT.
YOUR ASS IS GRASS ~ OUCH! BYE NOW

146 days ago
116.

cmg    

Can't everyone just get along??? I remember a black man saying that in los angeles after a riot. I believe his name was rodney king. There are bad people in every race. The color of your skin isn't who u are as a person. Let make changes in our society for the sake of future generations to come.

146 days ago
117.

holdyoear    

In his next life he will be a minority subjected to the same treatment he gave to others. KARMA.

146 days ago
118.

Beanie    

We do not know if it's legit.. Lol what?! Proof right there that it is. Umm upon hearing a recording I would know 100% if it was legit of something I said. Hell yeah she's a gold digging tramp. And worse.. Sleeping with a racist for money. They are both s***.

146 days ago
119.

Equal Rights    

We cannot miss the fact that Racism is his culture. Someone needs to research who are these friends who are calling him. Minorities must wake up to the fact that everything the Super Rich 1%, by way of the Republican Rich have done is to destroy the Civil Rights Laws of this Country. The Republicans have set up the Supreme Court with their Racist and Civil Rights Laws are being struck down. The Racist are now empowered, so they are talking about the rise of minorities in the 70's, 80's, 90's. Rick Santorum and many Republicans have spouted racist statement. They have already taken the wealth from the middle class, which most minorities were and now Colleges don't have to consider Race in admissions. We are back before Brown vs. Board of Education. We have to rise up and Kick Out Racist Owners of all teams and we have to VOTE OUT! ... All these Racist in local, State and Federal Government. WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!!!!!!

146 days ago
120.

Ryan89123    

EVERYONE is racist, unless you can truly say that you'd rather be a different race than you are. I love black baseball and basketball players but hate the typical black who deals drugs, pimps young girls, impregnates everything that moves (especially that fat, ugly, stupid hogs) , runs every single scam known to man....

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