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Donald Sterling breaks silence: “I wish I had just paid her off.”

  • Jim Racalto
NBA: New Orleans Hornets at Los Angeles Clippers


Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has finally made his first public comments since the release of an audio tape on which he made several racist comments. This saga led to him being banned for life from the NBA.

In an interview with DuJour magazine, Sterling had some interesting things to say about his former girlfriend, who recorded the tape that got him into hot water:

“I wish I had just paid her off,” Sterling told DuJourmagazine, a Los Angeles lifestyle publication, speaking of V. Stiviano, the girlfriend to whom Sterling made the recorded comments.

This quote is the only one released thus far in what the magazine calls an “exclusive discussion.” Sterling has said he will fight the sale of the team, and could even take the NBA to court for what would be a long, drawn-out process.

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