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Report: Clippers owner Donald Sterling told girlfriend not to bring black people to game

LA. Clippers owner Donald Sterling told his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, that he doesn't want her bringing black people to his team's basketball games, according to audio obtained by TMZ Sports. "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," Sterling is recorded saying to Stiviano, who ironically is African-American and Mexican. Sterling's ire is also directed at Magic Johnson, who is seen posing with Stiviano in a photo posted on her Instagram account. "...Don't put him [Magic] on an Instagram for the world to have to see so they have to call me," Sterling is recorded saying. "And don't bring him to my games." "It's a shame that Donald Sterling feels that way about African-Americans," Magic Johnson told TMZ. "He has a team full of amazing African-American basketball players that are working to bring a championship to Clippers fans. The Clippers also have a strong minority fan base." Sterling, a real estate mogul, has been sued twice for housing discrimination, paying a record $2.725 million to settle allegations he refused to rent apartments to blacks and families with children He was also sued by former Clippers GM Elgin Baylor, who claimed his firing was due to racial discrimination. Sterling ultimately won the case after the charges were dropped to age discrimination. In the tapes obtained by TMZ Sports, Sterling repeats multiple times to Stiviano that he does not hate minorities, he just doesn't want her publicizing her relationships with them. "I'm sorry that you're still racist in your heart," she replies in the recording.

Report: Clippers owner Donald Sterling told girlfriend not to bring black people to game

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2010 file photo, Los Angeles Clippers team owner Donald Sterling watches his team play in Los Angeles. The NBA is investigating a report of an audio recording in which a man purported to be Sterling makes racist remarks while speaking to his girlfriend.  NBA spokesman Mike Bass said in a statement Saturday, APril 26, 2014, that the league is in the process of authenticating the validity of the recording posted on TMZ´s website. Bass called the comments "disturbing and offensive."  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2010 file photo, Los Angeles Clippers team owner Donald Sterling watches his team play in Los Angeles. The NBA is investigating a report of an audio recording in which a man purported to be Sterling makes racist remarks while speaking to his girlfriend. NBA spokesman Mike Bass said in a statement Saturday, APril 26, 2014, that the league is in the process of authenticating the validity of the recording posted on TMZ's website. Bass called the comments "disturbing and offensive." (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

LA. Clippers owner Donald Sterling told his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, that he doesn't want her bringing black people to his team's basketball games, according to audio obtained by TMZ Sports.

"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," Sterling is recorded saying to Stiviano, who ironically is African-American and Mexican.

Sterling's ire is also directed at Magic Johnson, who is seen posing with Stiviano in a photo posted on her Instagram account.

"...Don't put him [Magic] on an Instagram for the world to have to see so they have to call me," Sterling is recorded saying. "And don't bring him to my games."

"It's a shame that Donald Sterling feels that way about African-Americans," Magic Johnson told TMZ. "He has a team full of amazing African-American basketball players that are working to bring a championship to Clippers fans. The Clippers also have a strong minority fan base."

Sterling, a real estate mogul, has been sued twice for housing discrimination, paying a record $2.725 million to settle allegations he refused to rent apartments to blacks and families with children

He was also sued by former Clippers GM Elgin Baylor, who claimed his firing was due to racial discrimination. Sterling ultimately won the case after the charges were dropped to age discrimination.

In the tapes obtained by TMZ Sports, Sterling repeats multiple times to Stiviano that he does not hate minorities, he just doesn't want her publicizing her relationships with them.

"I'm sorry that you're still racist in your heart," she replies in the recording.

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