In a yet another alleged Donald Sterling audio recording, the Los Angeles Clippers owner purportedly explains why he infamously told a woman not to bring black people to his games: He was jealous that she was with black men.
The recording released Friday — the second in two days unveiled by RadarOnline.com — allegedly reveals Sterling trying to explain racist comments that got him banned from the NBA last month: that he was trying to sleep the woman he was talking to.
“The girl is black. I like her. I’m jealous that she’s with other black guys. I want her. So what the hell, can’t I in private tell her, you know, ‘I don’t want you to be with anybody’?” the man purported to be Sterling says in the new tape, according to RadarOnline.
The new recording is of a phone conversation between Sterling and an unidentified person, made after the controversy over racist comments erupted last month, RadarOnline said. CNN cannot independently confirm that the speaker on the RadarOnline audio is Sterling.
Sterling, a married lawyer and billionaire real-estate investor, has not released a public statement since celebrity gossip website TMZ posted a 10-minute audio recording in which he chastised a woman named V. Stiviano for posting pictures of her posing with African-Americans, including basketball Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson.
Sterling made the controversial comments during an argument with Stiviano on April 9, according to TMZ.
“In your lousy f***ing Instagrams, you don’t have to have yourself with — walking with black people,” he says.
“If it’s white people, it’s OK?” she responds. “If it was Larry Bird, would it make a difference?”