Donald Sterling Recording Is Real Deal, Girlfriend’s Lawyer Says

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An audio recording said to be of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling making racist comments to his girlfriend is genuine, the woman’s lawyer said Sunday, although he insisted his client was not the one who leaked the tape to the media.

The storm of condemnation around Sterling intensified as the Clippers staged a silent protest at their playoff game against the Golden State Warriors, wearing their shirts inside out to hide the team’s logo, and everyone from President Barack Obama to NBA legends Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan expressed disgust at the comments.

In the audio recording obtained by TMZ, a man alleged to be Sterling questions his girlfriend’s association with minorities. TMZ said identified the woman as V. Stiviano and her lawyer confirmed it.

The man asks the Stiviano not to broadcast her association with black people or bring black people to games. The man specifically mentions Johnson, the former Los Angeles Lakers star and NBA Hall of Famer, saying, “Don’t bring him to my games, OK?”

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