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    Magic Johnson Blasts Clippers Owner Donald Sterling's Reported Racist Rant: "I Will Never Go to a Clippers Game Again"

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    Magic Johnson is sounding off following Clippers owner Donald Sterling's alleged caught-on-tape racist rant.

    "LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling's comments about African Americans are a black eye for the NBA," Johnson tweeted Saturday morning. "I feel sorry for my friends Coach Doc Rivers and Chris Paul that they have to work for a man that feels that way about African Americans.

    "[Cookie] and I will never go to a Clippers game again as long as Donald Sterling is the owner."

    TMZ obtained and published the audio of a supposed heated conversation between Sterling and his female companion V. Stiviano, in which he told her he didn't want her to "bring black people to his games" including Magic Johnson. The owner reportedly went off after Stiviano posted an Instagram shot of herself with Johnson at a recent game (which she later deleted).

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    "Why are you taking pictures with minorities," Sterling allegedly said on the tape, among many other things. "It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you're associating with black people. Do you have to?"

    "You can sleep with [black people]," Sterling continued. "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."

    Snoop Dogg had harsher words for Sterling, posting an Instagram video in which he basically cussed the owner (and everyone/everything he is associated with) out.

    "A message to the motherf--ker that own the Clippers: you b-tch a--, redneck, white bread chicken sh-t motherf--ker. F--k you, your momma and everything connected to you, you racist piece of sh-t. F--k you," Snoop said.

    The NBA is conducting a "full investigation" on whether Sterling actually said the comments on the tape, with NBA executive vice president of communication Mike Bass telling USA Today, "The remarks heard on the recording are disturbing and offensive, but at this time we have no further information."

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    National Basketball Players Association President and Clippers star Chris Paul released a statement to E! News Saturday, saying, "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."

    Andy Roeser, president of the L.A. Clippers, also chimed in, telling E! News in a statement, "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."

    "Mr. Sterling is emphatic that what is reflected on that recording is not consistent with, nor does it reflect his views, beliefs or feelings," Roeser continued. "It is the antithesis of who he is, what he believes and how he has lived his life. He feels terrible that such sentiments are being attributed to him and apologizes to anyone who might have been hurt by them.  He is also upset and apologizes for sentiments attributed to him about Earvin Johnson. He has long considered Magic a friend and has only the utmost respect and admiration for him--both in terms of who he is and what he has achieved. We are investigating this matter."

    Meanwhile, Sterling has not yet responded to request for comment.

    (Originally published on April 26, 2014 at 1:07 p.m.)

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