The argument between Sterling and his girlfriend V. Stiviano began when Stiviano posted a photo of herself and basketball legend Magic Johnson on Instagram. On Saturday, Johnson tweeted that he will be boycotting the franchise as long as Sterling is associated with it.
Calling the remarks “a black eye for the NBA,” Johnson wrote on Saturday, “TMZ reported this morning that Clippers owner Donald Sterling doesn’t want me or other African-Americans to come to Clippers games, and I will never go to a Clippers game again as long as Donald Sterling is the owner.”
On Friday night, TMZ Sports published audio tape of Sterling berating Stiviano and ordering her not to appear in social media with “minorities” or to bring any African-Americans to L.A. Clippers games.
“It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people,” Sterling said. “Do you have to?”
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