NBA Clippers owner to girlfriend: ‘don’t bring blacks to my games’
Donald Sterling, owner of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers, has allegedly been caught on tape making racist comments to his girlfriend, who identifies as biracial.
The tape comes from a conversation between Sterling and his girlfriend in which the owner was apparently upset with an Instagram photo that showed her posing with Magic Johnson. Here are a few of the things he allegedly said to her:
“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.”
“I’m just saying, in your lousy f—ing Instagrams, you don’t have to have yourself with, walking with black people.”
“…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.”
In 2003, a lawsuit was filed against Sterling for alleged discrimination in housing. According to ESPN, the team had a meeting regarding Sterling’s remarks.
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