Does Donald Sterling not know that he is prime phone-tapping material? In another secret recording, the billionaire Clippers owner angrily and adamantly says, “I’m not a racist.
Yes, I’m not a racist, but I forbid my half-black mistress to publicly associate with other black people, lest people figure out she herself is black…
In the recorded telephone conversation, which was taped without Sterling’s knowledge and posted on Radar Online, Sterling comes up with a bunch of colourful quotes:
“It breaks my heart that Magic Johnson, a guy that I respect so much, wouldn’t stand up and say, ‘Well let’s get the facts. Let’s get him and talk to him.’ Nobody tried. Nobody!”
Yeah Magic Johnson! You didn’t stick up for an old racist white man? Now who’s the racist?
“You think I’m a racist? You think I have anything in the world but love for everybody? You don’t think that! You know I’m not a racist!” Sterling continued.
Yeah, Sterling loves everybody! As long as they don’t bring black people to his games.
“Do you think I told the coach to get white players?” Sterling said to his friend.
Well, no… because then your team would lose every single game.
Meanwhile, his estranged wife and co-owner of the team, Shelly Sterling, said on Wednesday that she is legally entitled to retain ownership of the team and will push to keep the Clippers, fighting off any NBA attempts to remove the family.
Shelly Sterling, who said she was “devastated” by Donald Sterlin’s racist comments, insists that the lifetime NBA ban only applies to her husband – until, of course, she makes some racist comments of her own. And considering she has already faced accusations of racism in the past (in a housing discrimination lawsuit), at this point it’s only a matter of time before someone taps her phone as well.