L.A. Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Tells His Girlfriend Not to Bring African-Americans to His Games, Magic Johnson Responds: Report
Donald Sterling is in some hot water. The L.A. Clippers owner allegedly told his young girlfriend, V. Stiviano, during a heated argument that African-Americans aren't allowed at his games, TMZ reports. The exchange allegedly happened on April 9 after Stiviano posted a picture of herself with NBA Hall of Fame player Magic Johnson via Instagram.
"It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you're associating with black people. Do you have to?" Sterling, 80, allegedly said in a tape obtained by TMZ to Stiviano, who is half-African-American and half-Mexican. "...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."
Sterling acquired the Clippers in 1981, and has yet to comment about the situation. Johnson, however, has. "I feel sorry for my friends Coach Doc Rivers and Chris Paul that they have to work for a man that feels that way about African Americans," the retired player, 54, tweeted on April 26.
"LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling's comments about African Americans are a black eye for the NBA," he continued. When tweeted by a fan he replied, "I will never go to a Clippers game again as long as Donald Sterling is the owner." Snoop Dogg also had some harsh words for Sterling in a video post he shared via Instagram.