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Magic Johnson: Clippers Owner's Racist Comments Are 'Black Eye' For NBA

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"LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling's comments about African Americans are a black eye for the NBA," Johnson wrote.


TMZ on Friday put online an audio recording of Sterling arguing with his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, in which Sterling told Stiviano he didn't want her bringing black people -- and Magic Johnson in particular -- to his basketball games. According to TMZ, the argument took place April 9, after Stiviano posted a photograph on Instagram of her posing with Johnson.

In his initial response to the recording, Johnson told TMZ it was a "shame that Donald Sterling feels that way about African-Americans." On Twitter on Saturday, Johnson went further, saying he felt "sorry" for Clippers coach Doc Rivers and point guard Chris Paul.