While the L.A. Clippers — that NBA team comprised of mostly Black players (like all of the other teams in the league) — are busy trying to knock the Golden State Warriors out of the playoffs, team owner Donald Sterling is busy trying to keep Black people away from his entire existence.
The irony of this situation is almost unreal.
A fight between Sterling and his bi-racial girlfriend, V. Stiviano, leaked online and he basically tells her to keep Black people, and minorities in general, out of his games.
From TMZ Sports:
TMZ Sports has obtained audio of Sterling making the racist declaration during a heated argument on April 9th with V. Stiviano … after she posted a photo on Instagram posing with Magic [Johnson].
Sterling rails on Stiviano — who ironically is black and Mexican — for putting herself out in public with a black person (she has since taken the pic down). But it doesn’t end there. You have to listen to the audio to fully grasp the magnitude of Sterling’s racist worldview. Among the comments:
— “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)
Sterling has a documented history of allegedly racist behavior — he’s been sued twice by the federal government for allegedly refusing to rent apartments to Blacks and Latinos.
Throughout the tape, Sterling blames his racist theory on the “culture” in which he lives, and therefore must conform to. Yeah, sure.
In response, Magic called Sterling’s comments “a shame.”
Sterling is a noted racist, but will this hurt the Clipset during the playoffs (and thereafter), or nah?
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