Saturday, April 26, 2014
Audio: Clippers owner caught on tape making extremely racist comments
People aren't likely to forget what Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling said in the audio clip above.
In the clip, obtained by TMZ Sports, Sterling makes a rash of racist comments to his girlfriend, who is ironically mixed between black and Hispanic.
The audio stems from an argument on April 9 after she posted a photo on Instagram posing with Magic Johnson. TMZ Sports broke down a few of the more notable comments below:
-- "It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people. Do you have to?" (3:30)
-- "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." (5:15)
-- "I’m just saying, in your lousy f******* Instagrams, you don’t have to have yourself with, walking with black people." (7:45)
-- "...Don't put him [Magic] on an Instagram for the world to have to see so they have to call me. And don't bring him to my games." (9:13)
The backlash Sterling has received so far is already intense and furious. Reactions from Johnson, Al Sharpton, Snoop Dogg, Dominique Wilkins, and Keith Olbermann, among others, have already flooded TMZ's sites.
It's unclear what kind of action the NBA is going to take on this matter. But we can all rest assured that Sterling is not going to come out of this any better than he did going in.