In recordings obtained by TMZ, Sterling ordered his girlfriend not to bring black people to his games, not even celebrities like Magic Johnson.
The argument with V. Stiviano apparently erupted on April 9th, after she was photographed at a game with Magic Johnson. Stiviano uploaded the image to Instagram, which enraged Sterling.
“It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people. Do you have to?” Sterling asked. “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,” he explained.
“I’m just saying, in your lousy f******* Instagrams, you don’t have to have yourself with, walking with black people.”
Sterling went on to tell his girlfriend how her being with black people at games embarrasses him.
“…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.”
Asked about the comment, Magic Johnson said “It’s a shame that Donald Sterling feels that way about African-Americans.”
Johnson added: “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.”