AUDIO: Hear Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Ask His Girlfriend Not Be Seen with Black People

"It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people. Do you have to?"

Donald Sterling. Patch file photo.
Donald Sterling. Patch file photo.
by Penny Arévalo

In the midst of a very successful season, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is attracting attention for a completely different reason: an audio tape in which he chastises his girlfriend for posting an Instagram photo of herself with an African-American ... Magic Johnson.

Ironically, the girlfriend, V. Stiviano, is Hispanic and African-American. Sterling tells her it's OK to hang out with family or other people of color, privately. 

He also tells her not to bring Magic Johnson to a Clippers game.

TMZ first published the audio (heard above). It reports it was recorded during an April 9 discussion between the two. 

Sterling is a Beverly Hills resident and runs an office out of Beverly Hills as well.

sklogw May 01, 2014 at 07:35 PM
In my view she did most of the talking, she was trying to put words in his mouth the whole conversation. It seems she was trying to get him to say things that he did not want to say. She brought race into it not him. He is banging her and she is black and Mexican so how much of a racist does that make him, really? I think his is talking about skin tone because he stated that people look at her as a white woman. I would never view her as such, but whatever. Bottom line is everyone knows that dark skin tone people get treated differently regardless of race or ethnic back round. Everyone is prejudice of something but it doesn't make you a racist. He himself is fairly dark skinned so maybe it has something to do with how he was treated or some form of self hate. He probably felt offended because she is his mistress and she is taking pictures with men. I assume from the conversation that his friends seen the pictures and brought it to his attention. Why are his friends following his mistress on instagram? Who knows and who cares. She looks to be in search of becoming famous and she found the perfect way to accomplish it. If she felt he was a racist toward blacks and Mexicans, and she herself is a combo of the two than why was she sleeping with him in the first place? It seems like he was thinking of ending it with her and she had to pull out her ace. Foolish man.
antonio movado May 02, 2014 at 03:45 PM
it was a private conversation he had in his own home with his girl, without the knowledge of him being recorded. The NBA will most likely not be able to do anything after the courts are involved.
antonio movado May 02, 2014 at 03:47 PM
Joker Joe , this is 100% ridiculous. Also , it depends what state your in as far as recording someone goes. They are taking this racist stuff too far.
Max Smart May 02, 2014 at 03:48 PM
I'd like to agree but have you seen some of the rulings by these left wing activist judges lately?
antonio movado May 02, 2014 at 03:52 PM
True, True.


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