The Clippers released a statement saying that what has been reflected on the audio recording of Donald Sterling is the “antithesis” off who he is.
In the audio recording, Sterling tells his girlfriend to never bring black people to his games, among other things.
“We have heard the tape on TMZ. We do not know if it is legitimate or it has been altered.
“We do know that the woman on the tape — who we believe released it to TMZ — is the defendant in a lawsuit brought by the Sterling family, alleging that she embezzled more than $1.8 million, who told Mr. Sterling that she would ‘get even.’
“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.”