NBA is investigating Clippers owner Sterling's remarks
The man was recorded questioning his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, about her association with black men.
In the recording, the man believed to be Sterling says: "It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you're associating with black people. Do you have to? You can sleep with (black people). You can bring them in, you can do whatever you want. The little I ask you is not to promote it on that ... and not to bring them to my games."
"We are in the process of conducting a full investigation into the audio recording obtained by TMZ," spokesman Mike Bass said. "The remarks heard on the recording are disturbing and offensive, but at this time we have no further information."
"TMZ reported this morning that Clippers owner Donald Sterling doesn't want me or other African-Americans to come to Clippers games," Johnson wrote. "... Cookie and I will never go to a Clippers game again as long as Donald Sterling is the owner. ... LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling's comments about African Americans are a black eye for the NBA."
One player on a Western Conference playoff team told ESPN that his teammates were upset when they first heard about the story.
Former Clippers guard Baron Davis wrote about Sterling on Twitter: "That's the way it is...He is honest about what he believes in..Been going on for a long time, Hats off 2 the Team.. 4 playin above it all," he wrote.
The suit claimed that Sterling and Stiviano began their relationship after meeting at the Super Bowl in 2010. She requested a return of all cash, land, cars and other items that, under California law, are considered community property of the Sterlings.