LA. Clippers owner Donald Sterling told his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, that he doesn't want her bringing black people to his team's basketball games, according to audio obtained by
"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," Sterling is recorded saying to Stiviano, who ironically is African-American and Mexican.
Sterling's ire is also directed at Magic Johnson, who is seen posing with Stiviano in a photo posted on her Instagram account.
"...Don't put him [Magic] on an Instagram for the world to have to see so they have to call me," Sterling is recorded saying. "And don't bring him to my games."
"It's a shame that Donald Sterling feels that way about African-Americans," Magic Johnson told TMZ. "He has a team full of amazing African-American basketball players that are working to bring a championship to Clippers fans. The Clippers also have a strong minority fan base."
Sterling, a real estate mogul, has been sued twice for housing discrimination,
to settle allegations he refused to rent apartments to blacks and families with children
by former Clippers GM Elgin Baylor, who claimed his firing was due to racial discrimination. Sterling ultimately won the case after the charges were dropped to age discrimination.
In the tapes obtained by
, Sterling repeats multiple times to Stiviano that he does not hate minorities, he just doesn't want her publicizing her relationships with them.