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NBA bans Los Angeles Clippers owner for life after being taped by girlfriend making racist remarks

According to a story which was first broken by TMZ, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, Donald Sterling, was allegedly taped by his girlfriend stating, "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."

http://www.tmz.com/2014/0...c-johnson/



This alleged incident is drenched with much irony, since his girlfriend is half African American and half Latina. (BTW, Mr. Sterling is married.) Also, Mr. Sterling received an award from the NAACP in 2009. Yet he has a history of alleged racial discrimination not only with his ownership of the Clippers, but also in his professional life as a real estate mogul. Back in 2006, he was sued by the U.S. Justice Department for housing discrimination relating to his multifamily properties.

http://sports.espn.go.com...id=2542741

According to ESPN:

Sterling was prosecuted by the U.S. Justice Department for discriminating against prospective Hispanic and black tenants. Assuming the settlement is accepted by a U.S. district judge, Sterling will have the special distinction of giving the Justice Department the largest payout ever for a case involving apartment rentals.[...]


This federal lawsuit wasn't an aberration but part of an alarming racist pattern. In 2003, some of Sterling's tenants filed a housing discrimination suit against him, alleging -- among other things -- that Sterling didn't want any black or brown folks in one of his apartment buildings. Nor did he want any children.

If you had the misfortune of belonging to the wrong ethnic group while you lived in one of Sterling's buildings, your rent checks were refused, you were harassed, threatened or evicted and the Clippers might make the playoffs before anything was repaired in your apartment.

One of Sterling's property managers testified that after Sterling bought one apartment building, the new owner remarked that the building carried a stench because "all the blacks in this building, they smell, they're not clean. And it's because of all of the Mexicans that just sit around and smoke and drink all day." That suit was settled confidentially in 2005.

When news of the statement was made to the Clippers team, many players did not take well to the alleged racial statements by the owner. This obviously put Clippers' players and coach Doc Rivers in an awkward position, with a number of civil rights groups calling for the players to boycott any future games, yet the Clippers are currently in the playoffs competing for an NBA title. As for the NBA, Commissioner Adam Silver is currently investigating the situation and pondering what steps to take if the tape is authenticated.

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Reply #1 posted 04/26/14 5:07pm

Timmy84

Wait wait wait... the NAACP gave an award to this fool? hmm

And people wonder why I said the NAACP is irrelevant!? THIS SHIT RIGHT HERE proves it.

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Reply #2 posted 04/26/14 5:21pm

SlickNuts

Well this is going to get interesting.
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Reply #3 posted 04/26/14 5:23pm

uPtoWnNY

This is no shock - it's common knowledge that Sterling has a long history of bigotry. My issue is with the black/mexican girlfriend. Where is her self-respect? I guess it pays being massa's bed wench.

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Reply #4 posted 04/26/14 5:33pm

Timmy84

uPtoWnNY said:

This is no shock - it's common knowledge that Sterling has a long history of bigotry. My issue is with the black/mexican girlfriend. Where is her self-respect? I guess it pays being massa's bed wench.

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Reply #5 posted 04/26/14 5:34pm

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Timmy84 said:

Wait wait wait... the NAACP gave an award to this fool? hmm

And people wonder why I said the NAACP is irrelevant!? THIS SHIT RIGHT HERE proves it.

Looks like somebody didn't do their research. I have no respect for the girlfriend because she had to know he is a racist, based on his history of real estate discrimination against people of her racial group, but she laid down with the dog anyway. On top of that, he looks like sh*t. Like they say,"You lay down with dogs, you get up with fleas". His comments proves that just because you see interracial couples, doesn't mean one or the other, may not hold racist beliefs about the race of the individuals they sleep with.

[Edited 4/26/14 17:37pm]

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Reply #6 posted 04/26/14 6:16pm

Timmy84

2elijah said:

Timmy84 said:

Wait wait wait... the NAACP gave an award to this fool? hmm

And people wonder why I said the NAACP is irrelevant!? THIS SHIT RIGHT HERE proves it.

Looks like somebody didn't do their research. I have no respect for the girlfriend because she had to know he is a racist, based on his history of real estate discrimination against people of her racial group, but she laid down with the dog anyway. On top of that, he looks like sh*t. Like they say,"You lay down with dogs, you get up with fleas". His comments proves that just because you see interracial couples, doesn't mean one or the other, may not hold racist beliefs about the race of the individuals they sleep with.

[Edited 4/26/14 17:37pm]

Yep. And I see all the people who did support this clown now acting like they knew all along that he was racist. Bunch of morons, man. How are we gonna confront racism if we keep making nice with those idiots?

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Reply #7 posted 04/26/14 6:22pm

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver just finished his press conference regarding this incident, and he said there would be no discussion of sanctions against Donald Sterling at this time, as the investigation is ongoing and they are seeking to determine the authentication of the tape. However, he did say they would move rapidly and hoped to have the investigation completed within the next week. He also said that Donald Sterling would not attend the Clippers/Warriors game tomorrow afternoon. As for whether he would be allowed to attend Tuesday night's game in Los Angeles or whether sanctions would be imposed by then, Silver was non-committal.

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Reply #8 posted 04/26/14 6:23pm

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2elijah said:

Timmy84 said:

Wait wait wait... the NAACP gave an award to this fool? hmm

And people wonder why I said the NAACP is irrelevant!? THIS SHIT RIGHT HERE proves it.

Looks like somebody didn't do their research. I have no respect for the girlfriend because she had to know he is a racist, based on his history of real estate discrimination against people of her racial group, but she laid down with the dog anyway. On top of that, he looks like sh*t. Like they say,"You lay down with dogs, you get up with fleas". His comments proves that just because you see interracial couples, doesn't mean one or the other, may not hold racist beliefs about the race of the individuals they sleep with.

[Edited 4/26/14 17:37pm]

She's a woman, he's got money. End of story.

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Reply #9 posted 04/26/14 6:54pm

babynoz

uPtoWnNY said:

This is no shock - it's common knowledge that Sterling has a long history of bigotry. My issue is with the black/mexican girlfriend. Where is her self-respect? I guess it pays being massa's bed wench.


I dunno wtf is wrong with some women but I hope I'd rather starve to death than let a troll like him touch me.....ewww.

Just imagine that shriveled up, ugly old bastid nekkid? How could one bring themselves to do the nasty with him? barf

Guess she figures to make even more cash by exposing him.

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Reply #10 posted 04/26/14 8:34pm

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babynoz said:

uPtoWnNY said:

This is no shock - it's common knowledge that Sterling has a long history of bigotry. My issue is with the black/mexican girlfriend. Where is her self-respect? I guess it pays being massa's bed wench.


I dunno wtf is wrong with some women but I hope I'd rather starve to death than let a troll like him touch me.....ewww.

Just imagine that shriveled up, ugly old bastid nekkid? How could one bring themselves to do the nasty with him? barf

Guess she figures to make even more cash by exposing him.

Apparently it wasn't her who leaked it but another woman who is also suing him (surprise!)

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Reply #11 posted 04/26/14 8:39pm

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Donald Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, has come under fire after audio of a racist rant that he allegedly made was leaked to TMZ.

The audio has spurred big reaction from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, and Clippers president Andy Roeser, who says the tape was leaked as an act of revenge.

Sterling allegedly made the racially charged remarks during an argument with his girlfriend, identified as V. Stiviano.

In a statement, Roeser said the woman heard on the tape, who he believes leaked it to TMZ, is being sued by the Sterling family on accusations of embezzling over $1.8 million.

The woman told Sterling she would, "get even," Roeser said in the statement. Roeser also said he has heard the tape and is unsure if the audio is legitimate or has been altered.

"Mr. Sterling is emphatic that what is reflected on that recording is not consistent with, nor does it reflect his views, beliefs or feelings. It is the antithesis of who he is, what he believes and how he has lived his life. He feels terrible that such sentiments are being attributed to him and apologizes to anyone who might have been hurt by them," Roeser said.

Roeser also addressed comments heard on the tape about Earvin "Magic" Johnson, saying Sterling is upset.

"He is also upset and apologizes for sentiments attributed to him about Earvin Johnson. He has long considered Magic a friend and has only the utmost respect and admiration for him -- both in terms of who he is and what he has achieved," Roeser said.

The Clippers are investigating, according to Roeser.

At an afternoon news conference, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Sterling will not attend the Clippers' playoff game Sunday. He said the NBA is investigating and hopes to have things wrapped up in the next few days. Silver said he is not ready to talk about any potential sanctions.

Sterling's wife, Rochelle, filed a lawsuit March 7 against Stiviano to recover everything Sterling gave her, including a duplex worth $1.8 million, a Ferrari, two Bentleys and one Range Rover, aside for money for her up keeping. Donald and Rochelle Sterling have been married for over 50 years, according to the suit.

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http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=9517623

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Reply #12 posted 04/26/14 9:35pm

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SUPRMAN said:

2elijah said:

Looks like somebody didn't do their research. I have no respect for the girlfriend because she had to know he is a racist, based on his history of real estate discrimination against people of her racial group, but she laid down with the dog anyway. On top of that, he looks like sh*t. Like they say,"You lay down with dogs, you get up with fleas". His comments proves that just because you see interracial couples, doesn't mean one or the other, may not hold racist beliefs about the race of the individuals they sleep with.

[Edited 4/26/14 17:37pm]

She's a woman, he's got money. End of story.

I doubt the story has ended...it's just beginning..lol

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Reply #13 posted 04/26/14 10:40pm

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he dont like us blackies sad but like that black poonanny

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Reply #14 posted 04/27/14 12:17am

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Timmy84 said:

Wait wait wait... the NAACP gave an award to this fool? hmm

And people wonder why I said the NAACP is irrelevant!? THIS SHIT RIGHT HERE proves it.

lol

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Reply #15 posted 04/27/14 12:20am

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2elijah said:

SUPRMAN said:

She's a woman, he's got money. End of story.

I doubt the story has ended...it's just beginning..lol

You got that right! The audio they played on ESPN was horrible... sounded like the plantation. His arse is grass!

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Reply #16 posted 04/27/14 4:28am

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omg, not onlt a rotten racist, but also a sick hypocrite

nothing more than rich racist scum

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Reply #17 posted 04/27/14 7:00am

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2elijah said:

Timmy84 said:

Wait wait wait... the NAACP gave an award to this fool? hmm

And people wonder why I said the NAACP is irrelevant!? THIS SHIT RIGHT HERE proves it.

Looks like somebody didn't do their research. I have no respect for the girlfriend because she had to know he is a racist, based on his history of real estate discrimination against people of her racial group, but she laid down with the dog anyway. On top of that, he looks like sh*t. Like they say,"You lay down with dogs, you get up with fleas". His comments proves that just because you see interracial couples, doesn't mean one or the other, may not hold racist beliefs about the race of the individuals they sleep with.

[Edited 4/26/14 17:37pm]

Of course the black latina girlfriend would still sleep with Donald Sterling. He is her sugar daddy! disbelief

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Reply #18 posted 04/27/14 8:21am

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He is scum. Can the NBA force him out? Force him to sell or kick the team out of the NBA?

hummm?


Not that I am saying they should. What he said was bad but there is no suggestion for a criminal act to be carried out.


On a side note: were was the call recorded? If it was in California it may have broken the law.

Anyone for banning the AR15 must be on the side of the criminal as once banned only criminals will have them.
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Reply #19 posted 04/27/14 9:06am

duccichucka

Should the Clippers, who are in the playoffs, refuse to play?

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Reply #20 posted 04/27/14 9:11am

V10LETBLUES

I know a lot of people who in the privacy of their own home, behind closed doors say a lot of stupid stuff. Stuff they will not dare say in public, racial, blasphemous or other.


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Reply #21 posted 04/27/14 9:26am

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SUPRMAN said:

2elijah said:

Looks like somebody didn't do their research. I have no respect for the girlfriend because she had to know he is a racist, based on his history of real estate discrimination against people of her racial group, but she laid down with the dog anyway. On top of that, he looks like sh*t. Like they say,"You lay down with dogs, you get up with fleas". His comments proves that just because you see interracial couples, doesn't mean one or the other, may not hold racist beliefs about the race of the individuals they sleep with.

[Edited 4/26/14 17:37pm]

She's a woman, he's got money. End of story.


Wow....sexist much? eek

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Reply #22 posted 04/27/14 9:41am

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V10LETBLUES said:

I know a lot of people who in the privacy of their own home, behind closed say a lot of stupid stuff. Stuff they will not dare say in public, racial, blasphemous or other.

Of course it is wrong what he said, but it is not cool and I have zero respect for anyone who would do this purposely to hurt someone. The GF gets zero respect from me. She may not have released it, but she secretly recorded and saved for just this type of sordid thing.

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I agree but here's the thing...

I care less who somebody doesn't like or disparages in private. The problem is him being in a position of power and attempting to deny access to a group of people based on his bigoted attitude.

Whatever her motives I'm glad she turned on Mr. sugar daddy because by acting on his feelings of racial bias his intent was to purposely hurt quite a few people.

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Reply #23 posted 04/27/14 9:54am

Stymie

SUPRMAN said:



2elijah said:




Timmy84 said:


Wait wait wait... the NAACP gave an award to this fool? hmm

And people wonder why I said the NAACP is irrelevant!? THIS SHIT RIGHT HERE proves it.



Looks like somebody didn't do their research. I have no respect for the girlfriend because she had to know he is a racist, based on his history of real estate discrimination against people of her racial group, but she laid down with the dog anyway. On top of that, he looks like sh*t. Like they say,"You lay down with dogs, you get up with fleas". His comments proves that just because you see interracial couples, doesn't mean one or the other, may not hold racist beliefs about the race of the individuals they sleep with.




[Edited 4/26/14 17:37pm]



She's a woman, he's got money. End of story.

what does her being a woman have to do with anything?
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Reply #24 posted 04/27/14 9:55am

Stymie

babynoz said:



SUPRMAN said:




2elijah said:



Looks like somebody didn't do their research. I have no respect for the girlfriend because she had to know he is a racist, based on his history of real estate discrimination against people of her racial group, but she laid down with the dog anyway. On top of that, he looks like sh*t. Like they say,"You lay down with dogs, you get up with fleas". His comments proves that just because you see interracial couples, doesn't mean one or the other, may not hold racist beliefs about the race of the individuals they sleep with.




[Edited 4/26/14 17:37pm]



She's a woman, he's got money. End of story.




Wow....sexist much? eek

exactly. And this ain't the first time and won't be the last.
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Reply #25 posted 04/27/14 10:01am

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Donald Sterling has been a scumbag for as long as I can remember, and I have a very long memory.

I hope there's some way to finally get him out of the NBA, like MLB did with Marge Schott.

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Reply #26 posted 04/27/14 10:03am

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Stymie said:

SUPRMAN said:

She's a woman, he's got money. End of story.

what does her being a woman have to do with anything?

it doesn't really it is just that one has money and the other is willing to go there for said benefit. it is not sexist at all. It happens. Some older rich woman and men have younger boy toys... it happens.


I neither know nor care if that is the case here. it makes no difference in what he said.

Anyone for banning the AR15 must be on the side of the criminal as once banned only criminals will have them.
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Reply #27 posted 04/27/14 10:04am

V10LETBLUES

babynoz said:

V10LETBLUES said:

I know a lot of people who in the privacy of their own home, behind closed say a lot of stupid stuff. Stuff they will not dare say in public, racial, blasphemous or other.

Of course it is wrong what he said, but it is not cool and I have zero respect for anyone who would do this purposely to hurt someone. The GF gets zero respect from me. She may not have released it, but she secretly recorded and saved for just this type of sordid thing.

[Edited 4/27/14 9:23am]


I agree but here's the thing...

I care less who somebody doesn't like or disparages in private. The problem is him being in a position of power and attempting to deny access to a group of people based on his bigoted attitude.

Whatever her motives I'm glad she turned on Mr. sugar daddy because by acting on his feelings of racial bias his intent was to purposely hurt quite a few people.

I agree to an extent. I meet a lot of older people like Mr Sterling, I just met with an older woman this morning who says some stupid and repulsive racist things behind closed doors. I think this is "mostly" a generational thing, second, if this is how they think, how are you going to stop them thinking inappropriate things? If you act on them, like we have seen with Mr Sterlings past lawsuits, there are ways to proceed.

I feel conflicted because I respect privacy, what people do and say in the privacy of your own home should be respected and long as you are not committing any crimes.

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Reply #28 posted 04/27/14 10:32am

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Oh but wait, there's more...disbelief

More Donald Sterling audio has been released ... this time, you can hear the Clippers' owner explaining that he doesn't think he's racist because he puts food on the tables of his his black employees.

The audio -- just released on Deadspin -- appears to pick up where the clip published on TMZ Sports leaves off ... with Sterling's girlfriend V. Stiviano challenging him on April 9th about why she can't post photos of black people on her Instagram page.

GF: "I don't understand, I don't see your views. I wasn't raised the way you were raised."

Sterling: "Well then, if you don't feel -- don't come to my games. Don't bring black people, and don't come."

GF: "Do you know that you have a whole team that's black, that plays for you?"

Sterling: "You just, do I know? I support them and give them food, and clothes, and cars, and houses. Who gives it to them? Does someone else give it to them? Do I know that I have—Who makes the game? Do I make the game, or do they make the game? Is there 30 owners, that created the league?"

Sterling also objects when Stiviano compares his attitude toward black people to the Holocaust.

During the conversation, Stiviano says she didn't remove a photo of L.A. Dodgers star Matt Kemp from her Instagram page because he's mixed race and light-skinned and she thought Sterling would be OK with it.

She was wrong.

Sterling also threatens to replace Stiviano with another girl in his life for not getting behind his world views on race.

"Those that KNEW the number and didn't call...FUCK ALL Y'ALL!"
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Reply #29 posted 04/27/14 10:44am

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Stymie said:

SUPRMAN said:

She's a woman, he's got money. End of story.

what does her being a woman have to do with anything?

"I have no respect for the girlfriend because she had to know he is a racist, based on his history of real estate discrimination against people of her racial group, but she laid down with the dog anyway."

I was responding to another post.

He's not sleeping with men that we know of is he?

Let's not pretend it's the first a woman slept with a man for money.

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