The wife of Donald Sterling gave a statement at the latest LA Clippers game but declined or was advised to not be interviewed on camera. She states that she is not a racist and does not condone any of the comments made on the tape. My personal belief is that this woman knew what kind of man she was involved with and he fact that this situation has blown up in the face of her family is probably the motivator as to why she made a statement. This situation could potentially affect the “bottom line”. Money or loss of money is a excellent motivator for someone to get their “act” together. This woman has been estranged from her husband for years and it is no secret that a divorce may be in the works for her however from my experience when a person has to go so far to say they are not a racist then the truth of the matter is that you really are and it’s unfortunate Donald Sterling was the bold a*****e to put it out there – live and in full color!!!
Below is the story as reported by USA Today Sports:
Donald Sterling did not attend Game 4 of the Clippers-Warriors series in Oakland Sunday amid controversy surrounding the racially insensitive statements attributed to him on a recording obtained by TMZ. Sterling’s wife, Rochelle, did go to the game, and sat directly across from the Clippers bench.
Rochelle Sterling was advised not to do an on-camera interview with ESPN reporter Lisa Salters, as Salters put it, but Sterling, who married Donald Sterling in 1957, did provide the following statement.
“I do not condone those statements that you heard. I do not believe in them. I am not a racist. I never have been, never will be. The team is the most important thing to my family.”
Salters then asked if the voice on the tape belonged to Donald Sterling.
“I don’t know, I haven’t listened to the entire thing, but I do believe there were some parts that were cut out. I will let the experts handle that. The one thing that I want everyone to know is that I am not a racist and I do not condone what you heard on that tape.”
The Clippers responded in their own way by turning their warmup gear inside out prior to the game.
Source:USA Today Sports