File - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, center, and V. Stiviano, right, watch the Clippers play the Sacramento Kings during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Los Angeles, Oct. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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President Barack Obama Sunday joined leading U.S. sports figures in condemning racist remarks allegedly made by the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, one of the NBA's top basketball teams.The gossip website TMZ Saturday posted an audio recording it says shows billionaire Clippers owner Donald Sterling telling his girlfriend to refrain from bringing black guests to see his team play. Sterling allegedly says in the nearly 10-minute recording.Silver said the league planned to interview Sterling, the woman on the tape, and possibly have the probe wrapped up before the Clippers' next home game late Tuesday.The remarks do not reflect Sterling's opinions on race, Clippers president Andy Roeser said as he announced a team probe."Magic" Johnson vowed on Twitter that he and his wife Cookie would never attend another Clippers' game as long as Sterling owns the team.Sterling has expressed racist views before, according to former Clipper standout Baron Davis.The Clippers lead the Golden State Warriors two games to one in a best-of-seven first-round playoff series that continues Sunday.
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