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Reactions to TMZ story on Donald Sterling's racist comments

The TMZ story about racist comments of Clippers owner Donald Sterling was among the biggest subjects on Twitter and around the NBA on Friday night and Saturday. Here's what followed, from Magic to Kobe Bryant to President Obama.


  1. Here's the TMZ audio:

  2. Clippers Owner Donald Sterling to GF - Don't Bring Black People to My Games, Including Magic Johnson
  3. Here's Magic Johnson's response:
  4. Clippers president Andy Roeser later issued a statement:
  5. “We have heard the tape on TMZ. We do not know if it is legitimate or it has been altered. We do know that the woman on the tape -- who we believe released it to TMZ -- is the defendant in a lawsuit brought by the Sterling family alleging that she embezzled more than $1.8 million, who told Mr. Sterling that she would “get even.”
  6. Clippers player DeAndre Jordan posted this black square to Instagram:
  7. Kobe Bryant, on Twitter, was brief and to the point:
  8. Chris Paul also issued a statement:
  9. “On behalf of the National Basketball Players Association, this is a very serious issue which we will address aggressively. We have asked Mayor Kevin Johnson to expand his responsibilities with the NBPA, to determine our response and our next steps. As players, we owe it to our teams and our fans to keep our focus on our game, the playoffs, and a drive to the Finals.”
  10. Former Clipper Baron Davis tweeted these:
  11. President Obama commented on Sunday:
  12. @NBAmemes illustrated "Sterling Logic":
  13. Metta World Peace: