Sterling Declares: ‘I’m Not a Racist’

    Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling attends the NBA playoff game between the Clippers and the Golden State Warriors on April 21, 2014 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The NBA banned Sterling for life for "deeply offensive and harmful" racist comments that sparked a national firestorm. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver hit Sterling with every penalty at his disposal, fining him a maximum $2.5 million dollars and calling on other owners to force him to sell his team.   AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Apparently Donald Sterling thinks only terrorists get their phone calls tapped. Another secret recording of the billionaire Clippers owner has him declaring, “I’m not a racist.” In the recording, Sterling also laments that nobody came to his defense. “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!” Meanwhile, his estranged wife and co-owner of the team, Shelly Sterling, said on Wednesday that she has the right to hold on to the team, and will fight NBA attempts to remove the family.

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