« BACK TO TMZ TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Donald Sterling

I'm NOT a Racist

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

0426-donald-sterling-clippers-landov-01
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!
396 COMMENTS

No Avatar
121.

bigfranklittle    

Quack quack MF!

142 days ago
122.

dag    

Donald Sterling's advice to his Mexican/black girlfriend was not "racism," it was good practical advice.

When one looks at the quality and behavior of blacks (uncouth rap singers, illiterate professional athletes, corrupt black politicians, celebrity thugs, and assorted riffraff) in the United States, who really would want to associate with them?

Blacks have themselves to blame for their negative image. There is NO responsible leadership among blacks. Black spokesmen/"community leaders" are nothing more than political prostitutes (no disrespect to prostitutes).

"Political Correctness" gives these clowns protection when negative black behavior is criticized.

I don't blame Donald Sterling for not wanting blacks around, who would?

Not long ago, a prestigious French champagne company said it did not want American-blacks drinking its champagne because they (rappers, thugs, hip-hop celebrities, etc.) gave its brand a bad name. That's not racism, that's business sense.

American-blacks need to get their house in order.

142 days ago
123.

deckbose    

The apologists in this thread are hysterical. They are apparently unaware of Sterling's LONG history of racist behavior and comments, including getting sued by the federal government for housing discrimination against blacks and Hispanics, for which he settled out of court for $2.8 million, and asking Rollie Massimino how he planned to "coach these n**gers" if he came to work for the Clippers. Massimino screamed at Sterling and so should everyone here -- except the racists, of course, who applaud this behavior.

142 days ago
124.

Ryan89123    

EVERYONE should be racist against the typical black ... considering they only make up 5% of the free population in the U.S. but commit 70% of all murders and 80% of all rapes. Add to that they make up the majority of the guys who abduct young teen girls, repeatedly rape them, and then prostitute them out. Then you have Obama, who is completely incompetent, thin-skinned, and a habitual liar. What's to like... other than the athletes and entertainers?

142 days ago
125.

Ryan89123    

Your typical black male is like that Van Lathan on TMZ. Sex-obsessed moron. Half the time he's playing with himself as stories about chicks come up on the show.

142 days ago
126.

tal0822    

They should lock up the gold-digger if she taped him without his permission. plus she would have to be the stupidest person to do that to her gravy-train. But people are known to be pretty dumb.

142 days ago
127.

mazmazoo    

country of free speech, free choice, and free opinions. I wasn't a fan of his team before , but I am now. He is not a racist, If he was, He would have not hired a black coach in place of a white coach. I hope his team wins the champion ship. I am sure LA Lakers would not like that.

142 days ago
128.

zanegrey    

tell it like it is- if blacks didn act like ******s they wouldn't be called ******s.

142 days ago
129.

bashir    

He ought to fire his publicist because it is the worst written cover ever. It makes him look even more bitter, vengeful and racist.

142 days ago
130.

dag    

Donald Sterling's advice to his Mexican/black girlfriend was not "racism," it was good practical advice.

When one looks at the quality and behavior of blacks (uncouth rap singers, illiterate professional athletes, corrupt black politicians, celebrity thugs, and assorted riffraff) in the United States, who really would want to associate with them?

Blacks have themselves to blame for their negative image. There is NO responsible leadership among blacks. Black spokesmen/"community leaders" are nothing more than political prostitutes (no disrespect to prostitutes).

"Political Correctness" gives these clowns protection when negative black behavior is criticized.

I don't blame Donald Sterling for not wanting blacks around, who would?

Not long ago, a prestigious French champagne company said it did not want American-blacks drinking its champagne because they (rappers, thugs, hip-hop celebrities, etc.) gave its brand a bad name. That's not racism, that's business sense.

American-blacks need to get their house in order.

142 days ago
131.

modoman    

Sterling says he's not a racist? That's what Strom Thurman said also Jesse Helms might as well put in the current republican party! Bah ha ha! Priceless!

142 days ago
132.

Expedely blab    

So what now

142 days ago
133.

Fred Garvin    

As a Jew, how can he be so insensitive to other minorities?

142 days ago
134.

DJ    

Whatever. The whole NBA is a Joke!

142 days ago
135.

Milagros Garcia    

He would want to remember pay back is a beeeitch

142 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web