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Donald Sterling: Racist rant by L.A. Clippers owner caught on tape

Donald Sterling caught on tape making racist comments.
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Donald Sterling made a racist rant to his girlfriend, and it was caught on tape. The owner of the Los Angeles Clippers is now receiving attention for his comments. This is not the first time that Sterling has been labeled a racist for his actions. On April 26, The Jewish Daily Record reported on the comments that have earned him the negative publicity.

The Los Angeles Clippers are currently in the first round of the NBA Playoffs playing against the Golden State Warriors, but their owner doesn't like when his girlfriend brings black people to 'his games' apparently. The man was caught on tape telling his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, not bring black people to his games. She might sleep with them, but he doesn't want her to flaunt it. That does sound like there is trouble at home in this relationship.

He was also not happy that she posted a photo of herself and Magic Johnson on her Instagram. Johnson is affiliated with the home town rival of the Clippers. Johnson played with the Los Angeles Lakers. V. Stiviano shared a photo of the man on her Instagram, and she is also half-African American. She did respond to Sterling's comments, and she called him a racist as well. Magic Johnson vowed to never attend a Clippers game on his Twitter after hearing about the comments.

This is definitely not the first time Sterling has been accused of being a racist. He was sued by the federal government when he was accused of not of not being willing to rent to African Americans or Mexicans in properties he owns. Another lawsuit by a former executive with the Clippers was also filed, but it was tossed out of court.

The Clippers used to be virtually unknown in the NBA, but they have built up their team. They are currently up two games to one against the Golden State Warriors in a best of seven contest. Game four for the two teams is on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on ABC.

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