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Donald Sterling

FEELS TERRIBLE ABOUT COMMENTS

... Says Ex-Kings Owner

5/7/2014 5:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Donald Sterling is finally expressing remorse about the racist comments that got him banned from the NBA ... this according to former L.A. Kings owner Bruce McNall who says Donald told him he feels "terrible" during a phone call a few days ago. 

McNall was out in Malibu on Wednesday and told us he's been friends with Sterling for years -- and had a conversation with the disgraced L.A. Clippers owner just the other day. 

"Oh man, when I talked to him ... he felt terrible," McNall says. 

"I mean he was like 'What an idiot I am. I don't know what I was thinking or doing."

It's the first time Sterling has shown any regret about the substance of his comments. The last thing he had said was that he was only angry that he didn't pay off V. Stiviano when he had the chance.

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BEEJ    

He feels terrible that he was banned from the NBA. Don't get it twisted.

87 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

And terrible because he got exposed

87 days ago
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Tamie M    

Come on TMZ, why cut off the interview? Can't stand the first of many that will stand up for an 82 yr old man that lived through the Civil Rights era from the beginning? Note, he hasn't heard this type of thing for 30 years from Sterling? Where is the photographer telling him "Thanks!" You have 3 min of a 911 can that you can't understand at all yet cut this off in 52 seconds.
This is just starting to get good, the Legal battles will begin and Larry Johnson needs to be disciplined by the commissioner for his racist comments made to the public not in a private conversation to anyone and released without his being part of that. He said it on National TV and to the PUBLIC. He should be removed from his share of ownership.
I am offended as I am sure every non black member of the Knicks is by saying he wants an all black league. That is just AS RACIST.
Try to report all sides sometimes, it gives you at least a little bit of legitimacy.

86 days ago
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Linda    

Bruce McNall will be one of the ones that will vote against him selling the team! His words, he has had many conversations with his friend of many years. McNall may very well feel the same as Sterling, but just know when to hold his tongue!!

86 days ago
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john flynn    

Yes third person I'm sorry ' s don't work once a racist always a racist. HIS GRAVE STONE BEEN SET AS A RACIST S***BAG.

86 days ago
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Vote2012    

Let me know when it's time to get out my white sheet.

86 days ago
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NunyaBidniss    

Hmmm...I didn't really hear any remorse about his behavior. Based on what we've heard it sounds like the only things he feels terrible about are not paying off V and getting outed as a bigot.

86 days ago
8.

rock    

what about michael Jordan saying he hates whites...the nba gonna ban him for life?....gonna steal his team and sell it to a white billionaire?....oh hell no, hypocrites!

86 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

Yes sir, you are a idiot. While you have every right to feel however you choose, and to speak your words in private, you are dumb as a doorknob for having ANYTHING to do with that nut job whom you confided so much in.

86 days ago
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q    

It's crazy that Sterling can't take 5 minutes of his time to say that to who he offended. Goes to show you that all the money in the world can't buy class.

86 days ago
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Rigby    

Eww obesity

86 days ago
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DaMan    

He feels terrible because his point of view was made public.

86 days ago
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tmzer    

punsh*t. sterling as silver, but this is dumpster sh*t.

great

86 days ago
14.

Farrakhan Ashy Larry    

How come whenever you whites come to rescue your klan leaders, you leave out valuable information? You refuse to acknowledge that Paula was racist to her workers and wanted a slave themed wedding for her brother. And you keep ignoring that this guy discriminated against blacks and latinos in the Housing Market. Please, stop. This guy is horrible human being.

86 days ago
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franklyspeaking    

He was taped without permission .He would have never said those things in public He helped make many millionaires. STFU already !!! HE WAS WRONG TO BE TAPED WITHOUT PERMISSION HE should get all of his million$ back from the players he helped make rich. #OffensiveBoss Cause his private conversation was heard Paid $12 mill & may get upwards of $200mill to leave W A H.. #Winning

86 days ago
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