Let the damage control begin.
Donald Sterling made some ridiculously hurtful and racist statements about not wanting Black people at Los Angeles Clippers games.
Well, Sterling├óΓé¼Γäós people are scrambling, saying that the tape may have been altered! They say that the alleged woman who released it is currently in a legal battle with him for embezzling $1.8 million, and that she said she would ├óΓé¼┼ôget even.├óΓé¼┬¥ They also added:
“Mr. Sterling is emphatic that what is reflected on that recording is not consistent with, nor does it reflect his views, beliefs or feelings. It is the antithesis of who he is, what he believes and how he has lived his life. He feels terrible that such sentiments are being attributed to him and apologizes to anyone who might have been hurt by them.├óΓé¼┬¥
The problem with that lie is that there are at least three legal cases where Sterling was accused of being a racist, so it apparently does reflect his views!
In a call to TMZ, Magic made it very clear that the NBA needs to take the team away from Sterling because there├óΓé¼Γäós no room for racism in this world, let alone the league! He also said that he├óΓé¼Γäóll never go to a Clippers game as long as Sterling is the owner, and he encourages other people to do the same.
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