On the Instagram account of “Artist,Lover,Writer,Chef,Poet, Stylist, Philanthropist” V Stiviano, it says “One day I will look back at Instagram & say,”I’ve been there & I’ve done that.” I do it all.”
Well, she can do almost anything except post pics of Magic Johnson to her Instagram account and bring African Americans to Clippers game because billionaire boyfriend/owner of the Clippers, Donald Sterling, doesn’t approve.
On Saturday morning, TMZ posted an audio recording of Sterling yelling at his (half black and Mexican) girlfriend because she posted a pic of Magic Johnson on her Instagram account (which has now been set to private). During the 9 minute call he also tells her how disturbed he is that she associates with black people and he doesn’t want her to bring any to the games to watch these guys play.
Via the TMZ tape
— “It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people. Do you have to?” (3:30)
— “You can sleep with [black people]. You can bring them in, you can do whatever you want. The little I ask you is not to promote it on that … and not to bring them to my games.” (5:15)
— “I’m just saying, in your lousy f******* Instagrams, you don’t have to have yourself with, walking with black people.” (7:45)
— “…Don’t put him [Magic] on an Instagram for the world to have to see so they have to call me. And don’t bring him to my games.” (9:13)
Stiviano’s response was “I’m sorry that you’re still racist in your heart.”
Magic Johnson responded by saying he will never attend another Clippers game as long as Sterling is owner.
If you have heard any of the hundreds of sorry stories about Sterling over the past 3 decades then it shouldn’t surprise you that he feels this way and it shouldn’t shock you that he’s not going to give a damn about this story going public.
Here’s a few other stories from the past about the ass that is Mr. Sterling. He’s been sued twice by the federal government for allegedly refusing to rent apartments to Blacks and Latinos. Sterling allegedly said “black tenants smell and attract vermin,” and “Hispanics smoke, drink and just hang around the building.” He also once said “just evict the bitch,” when a tenant asked to be compensated for water damage to her apartment.
He was sued by former Clippers exec and NBA legend Elgin Baylor for racial discrimination. Sterling told Baylor he wanted to fill his team with “poor black boys from the South and a white head coach.” Baylor also had the issue with Sterling bringing women to the locker rooms after the games while the players were showering and make comments like “look at those beautiful black bodies.”
In 2012, Baron Davis talked about the lowest points of his career and the nightmare of playing on Sterling’s team.
I just stopped liking basketball. And then you dribbling down the court and having the owner like cuss at you and call you an idiot. I didn’t even look forward to coming to the games, and if the owner [Donald Sterling] came to the game, I definitely was not gonna have a good game because it was just like, how do you play when the main heckler in the gym is the owner of the team, and he’s telling you how much he hates you and calling out your name?
He was also sued by a fan that won a $1k, that Sterling didn’t want to pay, in a free throw shooting contest.
In 2002, Corey Maggette, Chris Kaman and Marco Jaric paid $70k in medical bills for assistant coach Kim Hughes who had prostate cancer. The reason why they paid it is because the Clippers organization wouldn’t cover it.
Aside from being cheap and racist, he’s had legal issues with women too. During a 2003 testimony, while talking about a prostitute, he said “It was purely sex for money, money for sex, sex for money, money for sex.” He would call her honey, but for decidedly unromantic reasons. “I’m a very flowery man,” he said. “If you are having sex with a woman you are paying for, you always call her honey because you can’t remember her name.”
Unfortunately for the NBA, it’s players and fans, we can’t get rid of and forget his name.
Oh, and let’s not forget his idea of celebrating Black History Month (in March of 2011) by allowing 1,000 underprivileged children into a Clipper game for free.