WEAR - Search Results
LA Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, under investigation for derogatory remarks
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is at the center of controversy over derogatory remarks he allegedly made.
It stems from an audio conversation TMZ posted on its website.
TMZ says that LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling was arguing with a woman believed to be his girlfriend. The alleged argument sparked because she posted a photo of herself with Magic Johnson.
Sterling, "It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you're associating with black people, do you have to?"
Girlfriend, "What's wrong with black people?"
Sterling, "Nothing...the little I ask you is not to promote it on that, and not to bring them to my games."
Johnson, Tweeted that he and his wife, "will never go to a Clippers game again as long as Donald Sterling is the owner."
Many fans share that sentiment.
The NBA is now investigating.
"The audio in the TMZ recording is truly offensive and disturbing. And we intend to get to the bottom of this as quickly as possible."
Sterling's team determined not to be distracted, but keep its eye on the ball for Sunday's playoff game against the Warriors.
Rivers, "No one was happy about this. JJ Reddick was just as upset as Chris Paul is....we're not going to let that get in the way."
The Clippers issued a statement saying Sterling emphatically denies he holds the views and sentiments expressed on the recording.
And that the woman on the tape is the defendant in a 1.8 million dollar lawsuit filed by the Sterling family.
The league's players association will conduct its own investigation.