Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is in the spotlight, again, for controversial comments from an on-camera interview with CNN aired on Monday, May 12.
In the interview, Sterling insisted he wasn’t a racist and said he thinks the Clippers love him.
When asked about Sterling saying he felt the players loved him, Clippers point guard Chris Paul said, “I don’t know about all that. We’re here. We’re focused. I love my wife, my kids, my family, my teammates, but yea.”
Sterling made his first public comments in the interview after audio recordings of him making racist comments surfaced in April.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver banned Sterling from the league for life in the wake of the audio recordings.
Sterling has owned the Clippers since 1981 and is the longest-tenured owner in the NBA.
The NBA’s other 29 owners are believed to vote in the near future on Sterling’s future, a 75 percent majority vote is needed to remove him as Clippers owner.
The NBA has named Dick Parsons, the CEO of the franchise, as interim owner.
Watch above as Clippers forward Blake Griffin and Paul react to the Sterling comments.