Sterling is confused and traumatized after ban for racist remarks, says Stiviano

In this Dec. 19, 2010, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, right, and V. Stiviano, left, watch the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)

V. Stiviano says Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is confused and traumatized after the NBA banned him for life for racist statements he made during a recorded conversation with her.

Stiviano told Barbara Walters on ABC's "20/20" that Sterling feels alone and not supported by those around him, but added that he should "absolutely" apologize for telling her to not post online photos of herself with black people, including basketball great Magic Johnson.

The recording, which an attorney for Stiviano said was leaked by a third party, led to public outcry across the country and sponsors to drop the Clippers.

On Tuesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Sterling for life, fined him $2.5 million and urged league owners to force him to sell the team.

 

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  1. Rob posted on 05/03/2014 11:53 AM
    I do not condone racism in any way shape or form, whether it be Sterling or more recently from Twitter posts. What I do have a HUGE problem with is that a PRIVATE conversation was taped, sold (posted) to TMZ of all places, to try and ultimately crucify him for personal gain...Haven't we all said things in private about anything at all (politicians included) that could be "trouble" for us if it were published????
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