Video |Donald Sterling LA Clippers Owner Tells Girlfriend “Don’t Bring Black People to my Games”


WHELP, CLippers fans, WHAT SAY YOU? This is just a hot mess. Apparently The Donald’s wife Rochelle is suing V. Stiviano for shanking her husband. Any guesses as to how this clip got into the hands of TMZ?

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WOW! What’s wrong with this picture. Sure doesn’t match the words on that audio clip.

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155 Responses to Video |Donald Sterling LA Clippers Owner Tells Girlfriend “Don’t Bring Black People to my Games”

  1. Ametia says:

    Bundy, Sterling and the racists who can cause real harm
    By Colbert I. King,

    Donald Sterling and Cliven Bundy made it easy for inquiring minds.

    “Mama. What’s a racist? ”

    “Why here, honey: Read all about it.”

    That’s all it takes. Sterling and Bundy, racism personified.

    The reaction to both men’s comments also came with ease as well as in high dudgeon: emotional explosions of outrage and anger.

    Words can do that. Offensive, hurtful words never fall out of use. Nor, too, the emotions they express.

    A passionate dislike for black people is deeply ingrained in some white folks — it’s an integral part of their lives. To claim that Sterling, the 80-year-old Los Angeles Clippers owner, and Bundy, a 67-year-old federal-government-
    hating rancher, are part of a dying breed is absurd. They have peers and heirs who share their repugnant views.

    Thus it has always been.

    But that is not the issue. The issue is: How much damage can they cause?

    • Ametia says:


      It’s the little Hoovers among us — the influential, under-the-radar haters — who can inflict the real damage.

      Among them are:

      ●Smiling and personable human resources directors who, in their heart of hearts, share to some degree Bundy’s ideas about black people;

      ●Police officers who, like Sterling, believe black people are undesirable creatures, thus subject to arrest at the slightest excuse;

      ●White editors who believe black reporters do best when writing about other blacks, especially black social ills, thus reserving paths up the newsroom ladder for the white reporters;

      ●Insecure white managers in a position to bark out orders to black workers pursuing white-collar and professional careers, shooting down their ideas, making slights about their intelligence and throwing them under the bus when things go wrong.

  2. Report: NBA lawyers authenticate Sterling audio recording

    Two NBA lawyers have authenticated the audio recordings purportedly of Clippers owner Donald Sterling making racially charged remarks, TMZ reports.

    The lawyers heard the 15 minutes of leaked recordings but not the remaining 45 minutes that have not been released, according to the report.

    V. Stiviano, Sterling’€s alleged mistress, was reportedly present at the meeting for the purpose of authenticating the tape.

    The NBA is planning a Tuesday news conference to discuss the investigation.

    NBA spokesman Mike Bass said additional details will be announced, though it’s unclear when that may happen.

    The news conference is a clear sign NBA Commissioner Adam Silver — in the first real crisis of his short tenure — is both following through on his plan to move quickly on this matter and adhering to a request from the players’ union for some sort of resolution in short order.

    • Ametia says:

      Thanks for this news, SG2. I just posted thread for the news conference. We knew it was Sterling’s voice all along. These folks really think we’re stupid.

  3. Ametia says:

    Speak on it, Donald. Go after the BEHAVIOR/ACTIONS of this racist POS, anyone can scream words and racist rants. WATCH THEIR ACTIONS!

  4. Ametia says:

    Sterling faces tough challenge
    NBA bylaws clear that L.A. Clippers owner must accept commissioner’s ruling

    The alleged racist and misogynist rants of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling will test the leadership of new NBA commissioner Adam Silver. Sterling’s apparent misconduct raises legal questions about Silver’s authority and possible punishments to be assessed against Sterling:

    Q: Can Silver force Sterling to say whether the voice on the tapes is his?

    A: Yes. Under the terms of Paragraph 24(m)(ii) of the “constitution” that governs the 30 owners of NBA teams and establishes the authority of the owners’ commissioner, Silver can require Sterling to respond under oath to questions. The commissioner has “the right to require testimony and the production of documents and other evidence from any Member.” As an owner, Sterling is a “member” of the NBA. Sterling and his lawyers could delay answering questions from Silver, but if Sterling refuses to admit or to deny that it is his voice on the tapes, he is in violation of the constitution and would face termination. He has no protection from the U.S. Constitution’s Fifth Amendment guarantee against self-incrimination, because he is not facing any charge of any crime.

  5. ******************
    KMA, Mark Cuban!

  6. Ametia says:

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Welcome to the Finger-Wagging Olympics

    What bothers me about this whole Donald Sterling affair isn’t just his racism. I’m bothered that everyone acts as if it’s a huge surprise. Now there’s all this dramatic and very public rending of clothing about whether they should keep their expensive Clippers season tickets. Really? All this other stuff I listed above has been going on for years and this ridiculous conversation with his girlfriend is what puts you over the edge? That’s the smoking gun?

    He was discriminating against black and Hispanic families for years, preventing them from getting housing. It was public record. We did nothing. Suddenly he says he doesn’t want his girlfriend posing with Magic Johnson on Instagram and we bring out the torches and rope. Shouldn’t we have all called for his resignation back then?

    Shouldn’t we be equally angered by the fact that his private, intimate conversation was taped and then leaked to the media? Didn’t we just call to task the NSA for intruding into American citizen’s privacy in such an un-American way? Although the impact is similar to Mitt Romney’s comments that were secretly

  7. Sponsors are running for the exit, folks! They want no part of that ISH!

    • Ametia says:


      Kareem Abdul Jabar is on Hardball right now. I need to get that clip when available.

      He’s talking about the “plantation model” Sterling has adopted.

    • Liza says:

      “Instead of being content to punish Sterling and go back to sleep, we need to be inspired to vigilantly seek out, expose, and eliminate racism at its first signs.”

      Good point. Remember Riley Cooper, the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver? Last summer we saw the video of his racist rant and verbal assault on a black security guard at a country music concert. So what happened? The Eagles do basically nothing, let the redneck have his “breakout” season (ha ha), and reward him with a 25 million dollar contract. Then they let go their best WR, De Sean Jackson, for reasons they never divulged. This is not the way to deal with racism in professional sports. Cooper’s stupid, racist a$$ should have been fired, instead he gets 25 million dollars.

  8. Ametia says:


    Donald Sterling Is a Registered Republican
    —By Asawin Suebsaeng and Patrick Caldwell | Mon Apr. 28, 2014 9:48 AM PDT

    Does it really matter whether racist LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling is a registered Democrat? Or a Republican? Or a member of the Pirate Party of Russia?

    Well, according to multiple conservative media outlets, yes, it does matter. On Sunday, National Review ran a blog post originally titled, “Racist Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Is a Democrat.” The post breathlessly noted a handful of contributions he made in the early 1990s to Democrats politicians, including California politician Gray Davis and Sen. Bill Bradley, who had played in the NBA. (Sterling has owned his NBA team since the early 1980s.) The headline has since been changed to “Racist Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Has Only Contributed to Democrats,” with an update reading, “his official party affiliation is not known.” Still, the Donald-Sterling-Is-a-Democrat meme already took hold within right-wing media:

    “Report: Clippers Owner Caught In Racist Rant Is A Democratic Donor” — Fox Nation.

    “NBA Sterling is a Democrat…” — Matt Drudge.

    “Race Hate Spewing Clippers Owner Is Democratic Donor” — the Daily Caller.

    “Media Ignoring Dem Donations of LA Clippers’ Owner, Allegedly Caught on Tape in Race-Based Rant” — NewsBusters.

    “LA Clippers Owner Donald Sterling is a Racist Democrat” — the Tea Party News Network.

    NEWS FLASH: A RACIST IS A RACIST. That’s the label we’re calling them out for. Could give a flying fuck about their political leanings.

  9. Dropping like flies! Keep them coming…

  10. Ametia says:

    Y’all remember back in 2009, after PBO won the presidency Limpballs wanted to own himself some NEGROES TOO!

    Rush Limbaugh Not Allowed To Buy That Football Team

    The greatest news for America last week was that unstable, obese radio junkie Rush Limbaugh had snuck his way into a group of investors fixing to purchase St. Louis’ NFL team, the Rams. What a straightforward way to piss off an entire major city! Upon hearing the news, black players in the league were like, “Ah, well, we look forward to never playing for that team or even visiting that city again in our lives.” The problem there is that black players tend to be the ones who are good at football. And so Rush’s investor “friends,” backed by a nervous NFL leadership, have dropped him from the bid. He is not expected to say gracious things about the NFL on his radio show, after this


    • Ametia says:

      Silver waiting until Tuesday, because the Clippers said they wanted action before their next home game in LA, which is you GUESSED it, TUESDAY.

  11. Hey Hey Hey!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Ametia says:

    Bette Midler ✔ @BetteMidlerFollow
    Donald Sterling’s racist remarks? What he’s been saying for yrs. I think he should be stripped of his championship rings. All zero of them.

    BWA HA HA HA Love, love, LOVE, Ms. Divine Better!

  13. Ametia says:

    To Nobody’s Surprise, Donald Trump Goes On Fox News And Defends Racist Donald Sterling



  14. When evil gets to rockin; Karma comes a knockin!

  15. Ametia says:

    Cliven Bundy, Donald Sterling and Affirmative Action

    Two events over the past seven days underscore just how badly off-the-mark the Supreme Court’s ruling on race (PDF) was last week. In a 6-2 decision, the Court upheld Michigan voters’ amdendment to the state constitution to end the consideration of race as a factor in the state’s higher-education admissions.* Almost on cue, racially charged incidents quickly followed the decision and unfolded in a way that seemingly only Hollywood could engineer.

    The spectacle of racist rancher Cliven Bundy and racist NBA owner Donald Sterling underscore why minority political and economic rights cannot rest solely upon majority rule. America is changing but it’s not changing fast enough to do away with key protections, and that’s what the Court seemingly did not get.

    Before turning to the way in which the race-infused antics of rancher Cliven Bundy and Los Angeles Clippers chief Donald Sterling upended the Supreme Court’s rationale of a race-free America, it’s important to quickly review the action the Court took.

  16. Did y’all hear the Potus weigh in on this. I listened to a short clip in the hospital. PBO said if folks want to advertise their just have to let them do it.

  17. Ametia,

    I’m a little weak but I want to discuss this. When will it ever end? Folks hatred for black people is over-flowing. They cannot stop themselves. Madness have overtaken them.

    • Ametia says:

      I know you do, SG2. Get your rest, 3 Chics will at this one for a while!

      The hateful trolls have been trying to get through moderation all day. IN.THE.TRASH.COMMENTS.GO

  18. Ametia says:

    Jalen Rose Calls Donald Sterling “Ignorant Racist Bigot” (Video)

    Jalen Rose went a little more in-depth with his criticism of Donald Sterling during halftime of the Bulls-Wizards game four on ABC.

    Rose blasted Sterling, saying that “if he were on the team he would not play.” Sage Steele did her best to end the conversation and head to commercial, but Rose was able to call the Clippers owner an “ignorant racist bigot” as the broadcast headed to commercial.

  19. Yahtc says:

    “Clippers Let Actions Show Anger Over Owner’s Alleged Remarks”

  20. Yahtc says:

    “Your Complete Quotable Guide to Decades of Donald Sterling’s Racism”

  21. Yahtc says:

    Michael Jordan ‘outraged’ over reported Donald Sterling comments”

    Excerpt from article:

    “I look at this from two perspectives – as a current owner and a former player.

    As an owner, I’m obviously disgusted that a fellow team owner could hold such sickening and offensive views. I’m confident that Adam Silver will make a full investigation and take appropriate action quickly.

    As a former player, I’m completely outraged. There is no room in the NBA – or anywhere else – for the kind of racism and hatred that Mr. Sterling allegedly expressed…. In a league where the majority of players are African-American, we cannot and must not tolerate discrimination at any level.”

  22. rikyrah says:

    if we had to depend upon this lot of athletes during the Civil Rights Movement, we’d still be drinking from Colored Water Fountains.

  23. Ametia says:

    Typical MSNBC and other cable networks ask black folks about racist comments. The discussion should be addressed to white folks. What are their thoughts on race. We already know this shit. We know how it feels to live in this country. White folks need to be having this discussion.

  24. Ametia says:

    Clippers owner Donald Sterling in firestorm over alleged racist remarks

    NBA launches inquiry after TMZ reports about recording in which person identified as Sterling argues with his girlfriend about ‘associating with black people.’ Furor comes from many quarters.,0,5276359.story#ixzz306fS7sqj

    Players will wear BLACK SOCKS in protest?! GTFOH

  25. Ametia says:



  26. Ametia says:

    More tapes surfacing with Sterling & girlfriend Stiviano

    Exclusive: The Extended Donald Sterling Tape


  27. Ametia says:

    To the lurkers and “defenders” of Sterling and basher of V. Striviano who are trying to comment here, NOT.GOING.TO.HAPPEN. Build your own blog/site and defend away. But not going to happen here.

    BYE NOW!

  28. Ametia says:

    Lump Doanld Sterling in the racist pile of shit right along with Cliven Bundy!

    • vitaminlover says:

      Yes and Donald Trump and Koch brothers Wonder why so many of these very wealthy are so prejudiced? I need to get up a list of these wealthy racists. There are too many of them. It is kinda scary but then I guess I really shouldn’t be concerned but then again knowledge is power

      • Ametia says:

        Rich white men are the biggest culprits. Their entitled, white privilege is how some of them they came into their wealth and so-called power.

        • vitaminlover says:

          Soooo dangerous. I don’t fear but I am concerned. They are so hypocritical. People don’t seem to realize that they could come down so fast that heads would spin. I agree with the statement ‘so-called power’. it is amazing that some people think that their money is the end all and be all. Sure money is a blessing when used wisely…but when it gets into corrupt hands not good. I

  29. Ametia says:

    Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling bares his racist soul
    The Starting Five

    It wasn’t a drunk rant or anything that could have been misinterpreted when it comes to the recent statements by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Sterling in a phone conversation with his girlfriend V. Stiviano — who describes herself as Black and Mexican — stated she should not associate herself with African-Americans, most notably Magic Johnson.

  30. Ametia says:

    NAACP Will No Longer Give Clippers Owner Lifetime Achievement Award

    CAITLIN MACNEAL – APRIL 27, 2014, 11:01 AM EDT

    Interim president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Lorriane Miller, on Sunday said that the organization has decided to no longer honor Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

    “He is not receiving a lifetime achievement award from the NAACP,” Miller said on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” according to Politico.

    Sterling, who has come under fire for allegedly telling his girlfriend not to bring black people to his games, was scheduled to receive an award from the Los Angeles NAACP chapter at an event in May. Miller on Sunday denounced Sterling’s racist comments and called for the Clippers owner to make a statement about the audio recording of his remarks.

    “If you’re silent about this, then you’re accepting this,” she said. ”People have got to say that this is not good and do something about it.”


    Read more:

    • Yahtc says:

      “If you’re silent about this, then you’re accepting this,” she said. ”People have got to say that this is not good and do something about it.”

      Yes! Exactly.

  31. Ametia says:




    • Yahtc says:

      No, (I disagree with the commissioner)…..I believe that, if the tape is authentic, we DON’T need to hear Sterling’s side of the story.

    • Ametia says:

      We’ve already heard Sterling’s side of the story.

      This MOFO does not want BLACK people around his half black girlfriend,even though he has majority black players on the Clippers.

      It’s a “culture thing.” So no, we don’t want or need to hear another word from this turd.



      • Yahtc says:

        We need IMMEDIATE action now!

        This is an important moment. What message will be sent out to America?

  32. Ametia says:


    • Ametia says:

      BOTTOM LINE HERE: Mr. Sterling has agreed to not attend the game tomorrow against Golden State.

      So the racists gets sent to the naughty corner for a few to let thing blow over.

  33. Ametia says:

    NBA Commissioner to make statement soon on Clipper Owner Donald Sterling’s alleged racist comments

  34. Yahtc says:

    What?!! Say GOODBYE to this Donald Sterling:

  35. Yahtc says:

    ” Clippers owner Donald Sterling is no stranger to race-related lawsuits”,0,1205990.story#ixzz302VPD3V1

    The racist comments purportedly made by Donald Sterling in the audio recording that surfaced Saturday via are the latest in a years-long string of racially charged incidents linked to the real estate mogul.

    In 2009, Sterling agreed to a $2.765-million settlement in a case that alleged discrimination against African Americans, Latinos and others at apartment buildings he owned in Los Angeles County.

    Sterling denied the charges by the Justice Department and in two separate lawsuits by former tenants. All three cases were covered by the settlement. The former tenants alleged property managers used racial slurs against them and didn’t follow through on the terms of their lease agreements. Sterling, though, didn’t admit any liability in the settlement.
    Another federal lawsuit filed in 2003 by the Housing Rights Center and 19 tenants accused Sterling of once stating his preference not to rent to Latinos because “Hispanics smoke, drink and just hang around the building.” The lawsuit also accused him of saying “black tenants smell and attract vermin.”

    The allegations included Sterling’s properties not renting to non-Koreans in Koreatown or African Americans in Beverly Hills.

    According to the lawsuit, Sterling believed Korean-American tenants “will live in whatever conditions he gives them and still pay the rent without complaint.”

    In addition to that case’s confidential settlement, Sterling paid almost $5 million in attorney’s fees to the plaintiffs. In a November 2005 document ordering the payment, U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer excoriated the legal tactics of Sterling’s defense team. The judge described them as “scorched earth” and “often unacceptable, and sometimes outrageous.”

  36. Ametia says:

    Al Sharpton — NBA Should Take Clippers from Sterling

    “No one should be allowed to own a team if they have in fact engaged in this kind of racial language.”

    Sharpton is calling for the league to make an investigation into Sterling its #1 priority — adding, “We are prepared at National Action Network to rally in front of the NBA headquarters if this matter is not immediately dealt with.”

    Read more:

  37. rikyrah says:

    Complete transcript of LeBron’s response on Donald Sterling. So powerful. So raw. (Read to very last sentence)

    What are your thoughts on Donald Sterling’s comments?

    “If the reports are true, it’s unacceptable. It’s unacceptable in our league. It doesn’t matter if you’re white, black, Hispanic, whatever, all across the races. It’s unacceptable and as a commissioner in our league, they have to make a stand, and they have to be very aggressive with it. I don’t know what it’s going to be, but you just can’t have that in our league. We’re the model citizens of all sports around the world and because we’re the most recognizable, I mean, it figures. You see us all the time, you see our logos, you see our players, and for an owner to come out and say the things that he said, it’s very disrespectful, it’s very appalling and one of my best friends and dear friends plays on his team in Chris Paul and I haven’t had an opportunity to talk to him but I can only imagine what’s going through his head.”

    How difficult would it be to play with that hanging over…

    “I don’t know. I kind of waivered back and forth whether I would actually sit out. If our owner would come out and say the things that he said, I would really have to sit down with my teammates, talk to my family because at the end of the day, our family, and our teammates are way more important than that. Basketball is huge, obviously the playoffs have been unbelievable, and I hate the fact that something like this has to come out when the playoffs have been unbelievable and the game of basketball continues to grow, but there is no room for Donald Sterling in our league. There is no room for him.”

    Does it make you angry?

    “I’m not angry. Just disappointed more than anything. There is only 30 owners and 400-plus of us. For a player, I just think…I put my…I can only imagine if a player came out and said something of that stature what would happen to us as players. So, I believe in Adam [Silver], I believe in the NBA and they have to do something and do something very fast and quickly before this really gets out of hand. Like I said, there is no room for Donald Sterling in our league, man. There it is.”

    Read more here:

    • Ametia says:

      I’m sure if Donald Sterling’s “ALLEGED comments will be touted as FREE SPEECH. And the players and fans should all exercise their freedom to WALK the fuck away from the Clippers, until this bastard is gone.

  38. rikyrah says:

    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Video: LeBron James calls Clippers owner Donald Sterling “unacceptable”
    5:40 PM – 26 Apr 2014

  39. Yahtc says:


    We’re are really out what is really lurking in some people’s drain pipes!

    I don’t think a spiritual Roto-Roter can deal with this.

  40. rikyrah says:

    r. @PlayVicious

    Donald Sterling is a billionaire that has gained considerable wealth from Black labor, while simultaneously hating them. Sound familiar?
    10:02 AM – 26 Apr 2014

  41. rikyrah says:

    Mikki Kendall @Karnythia

    Also, let’s be clear that racism didn’t end with slavery, Jim Crow, or the election of Obama. Acceptable ways to express it have shifted.
    8:57 AM – 26 Apr 2014

    • Ametia says:

      yes; the racists, and especially the ones in POLITICS have adopted Lee Atwater’s Southern Strategy and coded messages of hate and bigotry

  42. rikyrah says:

    Mikki Kendall @Karnythia

    I’m not shocked that bigots have black friends, partners, or kids. See American history and Thomas Jefferson’s “love” for Sally Hemming.
    8:54 AM – 26 Apr 2014

  43. rikyrah says:

    Wildflower @beauty_jackson

    It’s easy to want players to walk out. Except a whole lot of us work with/for racists every day. And we choke down bullshit.
    9:17 AM – 26 Apr 2014

  44. Ametia says:


  45. rikyrah says:

    Neale Clunie @AbeFroman

    Think about the symbolism of not wanting MAGIC JOHNSON at 1 of your games when you own an NBA team. He might be the game’s best ambassador.
    10:41 AM – 26 Apr 2014

  46. Yahtc says:

    What a hateful racist!
    This is so OFFENSIVE and DISGUSTING!!!!
    Here is Stephen A. Smith’s Reaction:

    • Yahtc says:

      and Charles Barkley’s reaction:

      • Ametia says:

        Thanks for these videos, Yahtc. The black players on the Clippers team need to boycott the owner of this team.

        I don’t give a flying fuck about them being in the playoffs and having a shot at the championship. If they stay and lay, they’re only giving license to the image of this Sterling muthafucka as “massa” on the Clippers plantation.

        I don’t know much about these ballplayers’ contacts, but I’d make a mass exodus ASAP.

      • Yahtc says:

        You are 100% right, Ametia.

        Money and a championship are a minor issue when it comes to this major hour of taking a stand against racism. The Clipper players have the opportunity right now to show the world how to stand up against racism.

        (I am just sorry that it always seems that Blacks experience major consequences when they stand against racism and Whites can be anti-racist without major consequences.)

      • vitaminlover says:

        Say on say on say on!

    • Yahtc says:

      “Magic Johnson on Donald Sterling: ‘I will never go to a Clippers game again’ “

      • Ametia says:

        Yep! Magic Johnson’s got the RIGHT ATTITUDE. BOYCOTT the CLIPPERS. Give Donald Sterling exactly what he’s asking his sidepiece to do. Erase any and all images of BLACK PEOPLE from this mofos sphere.

      • Yahtc says:

        Yep, that’s his wish….give it to him…may his wish come true.

        When you wish upon a star
        Makes no difference who you are
        Anything your heart desires
        Will come to you

  47. rikyrah says:

    Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka

    1. The Republican Party 2. Cliven Bundy 3. Donald Sterling But Justice Roberts would like you to believe post-racial America is awesome.
    11:07 AM – 26 Apr 2014

  48. rikyrah says:

    aint this a muthafucka

    uh uh uh

  49. SMH Why would he marry a black woman if he was so racist?

    • Ametia says:

      Hi SHO. this bastard’s already married. V. Shiriano’s his sidepiece. SMGDH

    • JDrilla3000 says:

      He said because she looks like she is White or Latino.. As long as she doesn’t bring up the fact she is part black she is ok with him.. He said he was hurt when she mentioned she was part black. Slave owners loved black women. Why are most Jeffersons and Washingtons black… White men like him like black women as long as they can keep it private. Go to DR the only chics those rich white dudes mess wit are the black chics, because they can have their thrills then come back to America and continue to be the racist pieces of trash they are without anybody knowing..

  50. Ametia says:

    Well now, the investigation begins as to whether the voice on the TMZ audio is really DONALD STERLING’s voice.

    Lemme guess…probably not, it’s one of those “THUGGISH” culture voices, according to David Stern.

  51. Ametia says:

    Sterling sued by DOJ for housing discrimination
    Updated: August 7, 2006, 9:19 PM ET
    Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday sued Los Angeles Clippers owner and real estate mogul Donald Sterling for housing discrimination, claiming he refused to rent apartments to blacks and families with children.

    Federal prosecutors contend that Sterling, his wife, Rochelle, and their family trust refused to rent to many prospective tenants, treated them poorly and misrepresented the availability of apartments to them in the city’s Koreatown section.

    The defendants also are accused of refusing to rent to black prospective tenants in Beverly Hills as well as families with children looking to rent apartments that the defendants owned or managed in Los Angeles County.

    “Here in Los Angeles, where housing is already at a premium, it is imperative that no one be denied housing simply because of their skin color, ethnic background or because they have children,” said U.S. Attorney Debra Wong Yang.

    A message left with attorney Michael Kennick, who has represented Sterling in previous lawsuits, was not immediately returned Monday.

  52. Ametia says:


    By Bomani Jones
    Special to Page 2

    There was a time when Donald Sterling was a joke. His Los Angeles Clippers got all the laughs, but he got all the credit. Sterling was the absent mind behind the NBA’s longest-running vaudeville revue, his stinginess serving as the fuel behind the rust standard for ineptitude.

    He was condemned with ridicule for coldly running a losing basketball team, a sin deemed unforgivable by most. Sterling was a skinflint, so despicable that you couldn’t help but wonder if the man who makes most of his money from real estate was only concerned with building a dream home in the most famous tropical enclave of them all: hell.

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