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Donald Sterling

I'M NOT A RACIST

5/8/2014 7:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Donald Sterling
 has broken his silence in a recent phone conversation in which he angrily and adamantly says, "I'm not a racist."

The conversation, which we're told was recorded without Sterling's knowledge and posted on Radar Online, is between Sterling and a friend who questioned him about the audio posted on TMZ Sports.

During the conversation, Sterling said ...

-- "It breaks my heart that Magic Johnson, a guy that I respect so much, wouldn’t stand up and say, ‘Well let’s get the facts. Let’s get him and talk to him.’ Nobody tried. Nobody!”

-- "You think I’m a racist? You think I have anything in the world but love for everybody? You don’t think that! You know I’m not a racist!"

-- "Do you think I told the coach to get white players? Or to get the best player he can get?"

When asked about the NBA trying to force a sale of the Clippers, Sterling responded ... "You can't force somebody to sell property in America. I'm a lawyer. That's my opinion."

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PRICEISRIGHT    

This was obviously coordinated by Donald sterling to have it recorded and put out in the media. We all know this recording of Donald was set up by himself to make himself look like he's not a racist, when in fact we all know he's racist as the plantation owners from the 1800's! Donald, we weren't born yesterday! Get with the program you geezer!

107 days ago
17.

FREEDOM    

TMZ NEEDS TO LAY OFF STERLING.

107 days ago
18.

FREEDOM    

EXCLUSIVE-TMZ-OFF-THE-AIR

107 days ago
19.

FREEDOM    

TMZ SUCKS!

107 days ago
20.

Kimberly    

No, of course not luv, nor are you white, old, jewish, married, OR had any affairs. Lol

107 days ago
21.

FREEDOM    

STERLING WILL CONQUER THIS , IT ALL IS REFLECTING HIS INNOCENCE.

107 days ago
22.

cluesarethere    

Incredible rush to judgement.... That whole mob mentality is rather scary. Finally we get to hear his side.

107 days ago
23.

FREEDOM    

THE BLACK MAN CAN'T HANDLE REALITY.

107 days ago
24.

jkcheendog    

This is the 1st and the last comment I will make about this situation. I feel that everyone, including the paparazzi, should stop giving her attention. She doesn't seem to mind negative or positive attention, as long as she gets some of what she is so desperately looking for. Hmmmm...what's that sound I hear? Oh, that's V's alarm going off to remind her that her 15 MINUTES OF FAME ARE UP! ! Oh yeah, 1 more thing......Hey V, can you say "Daddy issues" ??

107 days ago
25.

Truth    

Magic Johnson sucks. I lost all respect for him. Why is it OK for some people to just automatically convict and sentence people, no questions asked?

107 days ago
26.

Sashatree    

There's no gray area here. Sterling's own words clearly prove he's a racist, as do his past actions and lawsuits brought against him for bias/racist actions. And he only owns a FRANCHISE and the NBA has EVERY LEGAL RIGHT TO MAKE HIM SELL IT! I'm thrilled he's outed himself -- and I wish him nothing but grief and shame! He's a PIG!

107 days ago
27.

FREEDOM    

ARE YOU DONE CONDEMNING STERLING YET.

107 days ago
28.

FREEDOM    

VINDICATED.!

107 days ago
29.

FREEDOM    

STERLING IS A SUPER HERO. WAKE UP BLACK AMERICA.

107 days ago
30.

Truth    

I quite enjoy laughing at how those that complain about racism are all "Jew" this and "Jew" that. That's standard liberal behavior. They get to be bigoted (as usual) and it's OK for some reason. Hip, even.

107 days ago
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