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CHARLOTTE, N.C. There s a firestorm over racist comments allegedly made by the owner of the L.A. Clippers.

Sunday afternoon, Bobcats owner Michael Jordan released a statement regarding the matter. This all started when TMZ released a taped conversation they say is between Donald Sterling and his girlfriend.

During the recording the man urges the woman not to bring black people to Clippers games. Below is the statement Jordan released to media:

I look at this from two perspectives - as a current owner and a former player. As an owner, I'm obviously disgusted that a fellow team owner could hold such sickening and offensive views.

I'm confident that Adam Silver will make a full investigation and take appropriate action quickly. As a former player, I'm completely outraged.

There is no room in the NBA - or anywhere else - for the kind of racism and hatred that Mr. Sterling allegedly expressed. I am appalled that this type of ignorance still exists within our country and at the highest levels of our sport. In a league where the majority of players are African-American, we cannot and must not tolerate discrimination at any level.



An audio recording obtained by TMZ alleges that Sterling made racist comments to a girlfriend, including urging her not to bring black friends to Clippers games

The NBA and the Clippers are investigating, including whether the male voice on the recording is in fact Sterling's.

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