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Michael Jordan Denounces Sterling's 'Sickening And Offensive' Comments

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"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. I am appalled that this type of ignorance still exists within our country and at the highest levels of our sport. In a league where the majority of players are African-American, we cannot and must not tolerate discrimination at any level," he continued.

Sterling told his girlfriend not to bring black people to his games, according to audio published by TMZ on Friday. And Deadspin released extended audio of Sterling's conversation with his girlfriend on Sunday.

The NBA announced Saturday that it is investigating the recording.