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Clippers owner Donald Sterling denies he is racist

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Donald Sterling has been the most infamous man in the NBA in the last few weeks because of racist comments he made in private.

TMZ Sports published the offensive comments that where found on an audiotape that V.Stiviano recorded unbeknown to Sterling at the time.

What was a private conversation turned public, and uproar led to Sterling being banned from the NBA, but the Clippers owner insists that he's not racist.

In a new recording published by the website TMZ Sports, Sterling argues his case. But it's understood the Clippers owner again didn't realise that he was being recorded.

"You think I’m a racist? You think I have anything in the world but love for everybody? You don’t think that! You know I’m not a racist!

"Do you think I told the coach to get white players? Or to get the best player he can get?"

Sterling believes that Magic Johnson, who he insulted in the previous recordings, should have come to Sterling and asked to get the facts before going public.

"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!"

NBA commissioner Adam Silver decided last week to fine Sterling $2.5 million and forced him to sell the ball club, but the Clippers boss still doesn't want to sell.

"You can't force somebody to sell property in America. I'm a lawyer. That's my opinion."

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