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L.A. Clippers

FIRST SPONSOR PULLS OUT

After Sterling Comments

4/28/2014 8:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The L.A. Clippers have lost their first sponsor in the wake of the Donald Sterling audio -- CarMax has announced it will end its 9-year relationship with the team ... TMZ Sports has learned.


A rep for CarMax -- the largest used car retailer -- tells us, "CarMax finds the statements attributed to the Clippers’ owner completely unacceptable."

"These views directly conflict with CarMax’s culture of respect for all individuals. While we have been a proud Clippers sponsor for 9 years and support the team, fans and community, these statements necessitate that CarMax end its sponsorship." 

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16.

Dodi    

Way to go Cormack. Thank you for setting an example that racism is wrong and we won't stand for it

117 days ago
17.

Pauly    

TMZ, where're you getting all these whore stories? You've got the Kardashian whore stories, the Miley Cyrus whore stories, the Lindsay Lohan whore stories and now a half black, half Mexican whore with a racist, billionaire ex-boyfriend! You can't make this stuff up!

117 days ago
18.

gord    

i dont get how this guy can have a wife and a girlfriend at the same time and not think it is going to present a problem at some point.

117 days ago
19.

mike    

NAACP,MR PRES Give that award to that ex,for blowing the whistle...Don't leave her out,.....Back in slavery days,all she was ,to him was known as nothing more then a bed warmer...

117 days ago
20.

cementmixer    

Boycott carmax

117 days ago
21.

jay    

Sterling is just one man who was in a private talk with his GirlFriend. All the focus should not be on him! The real question is why is this conversation even being recorded? There is no denying that the Clippers' owners voice is on the tape in my opinion but (and i dont mean for people to take this the wrong way...) Al Sharption is old and at his age i'm surprised that he is not in some retirement home . Yet and Still all this media distraction off a recorded ctalk about him not wanting magic johnson or any black/African American is taking away from the fact that The clippers are a basketball team owned by Sterling.
He is the owner. what the clippers did on Sunday in Game 4 of the First round playoffs was acceptible because they were TRYING TO FOCUS ON THE GAME AND NOT SOME COMMENTS MADE BY THE OWNER OF THE FRANCHISE. Lets see some playoff basketball people! GO LOB CITY!!! GO LA!!!

117 days ago
22.

Vote2012    

It's all about the money....this guy was known for years to be a racist slum lord, the NBA knew it, the players knew it and the sports media knew it why is it coming as a surprise to CarMax? This is old news, everybody including the sponsors knew this guys history.

117 days ago
23.

Grobzugig    

Well the sponsors are slowly coming back.

114 days ago
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