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NBA Investigates Alleged Sterling Racist Talk

Source: ESPN

An audio recording purportedly of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling making racist remarks to his girlfriend is being investigated by the National Basketball Association.

In the recording, the man believed to be Sterling questions his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, about her association with minorities. TMZ reports that Stiviano, who is black and Mexican, posted a picture of her with Magic Johnson on Instagram, a photo that has since been removed.

“It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people. Do you have to?” the man believed to be Sterling says. He continues, “You can sleep with [black people]. You can bring them in, you can do whatever you want. The little I ask you is not to promote it on that … and not to bring them to my games.”

NBA spokesman Mike Bass issued the following statement: “We are in the process of conducting a full investigation into the audio recording obtained by TMZ. The remarks heard on the recording are disturbing and offensive, but at this time we have no further information.”

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  • William Zeke Trotman

    the black players on the Clippers should boycott the games show up for work but give zero activities

    • Same for the rest of the players. Players of every race need to take a stand against this.

      This isn’t Sterling’s first time being in hot water over his racism, yet the NBA has let it slide so far. He represents the NBA, so I can only infer that Adam Silver and the rest of the powers that be at the NBA share his views as long as they continue to support him.

  • William Zeke Trotman

    oh you can do something about it 4 for the remaining games of the 2014 season that would get his goat

  • Sis Sandra Kendell

    I am wondering about the character of this woman or man. This woman knew this man felt like he did. A nice delicate woman white woman or latina wouldn’t be challenging the money (man). She would just go with the flow but something is questionable about this lady…He calls her a born fighter, a trouble maker, foul mouth, and hurtful, and deceitful, he picks that up…something is not right there at all…her intentions with this man was HURTFUL…the whole think is wrong, wrong, wrong….dog eat dog…!!!! is what it is…and that is…the culture of a world that is void of JESUS CHRIST and the love of the TRUTH that HE bears witness to…Its sad…very sad!!!!

  • Kurt bauer

    The funny part of this whole thing is what happens to a player when he uses the N word on another black person NOTHING because they think its funny. If your black and your calling another black the N WORD ITS OK. BUT IF A WHITE PERSON CALLS YOU THE N WORD ITS RACISM. GET REAL !! If its good for one than its good for all. because if they gave polygraph tests to all black players to see if they ever called another player the N-WORD in the last 6 months they should be FIRED!! Then you would hear the crying start!!

  • Kurt bauer

    It would be more funny if they found the tape to be edited or not even him saying it..

  • Kurt bauer

    So out of this statement were do you get the N WORD ? It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people. Do you have to?” the man believed to be Sterling says. He continues, “You can sleep with [black people]. You can bring them in, you can do whatever you want. The little I ask you is not to promote it on that … and not to bring them to my games.” AND she is F##KING HIM FOR MONEY