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Garcetti on national stage: Sterling 'doesn't represent my city' (video)

garcetti-on-ftn.jpgMayor Eric Garcetti got four minutes on Sunday's "Face the Nation" to talk about Donald Sterling's racist comments and the future of the Clippers. He told Bob Schieffer that he thinks Sterling doesn't really understand the sting of his remarks, and he expects Sterling to fight to hold onto the team, but he the mayor said it would be would very difficult for NBA players to continue to make money for Sterling.



Sterling also was the subject of ridicule in the opening segment of "Saturday Nght Live." Watch:


Sterling didn't show for an interview with ABC's Barbara Walters, but V. Stiviano did. She said she is his friend and assistant (not girlfriend), and had spoken to him since the scandal erupted. He's confused at the uproar, she said.


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Also, Sterling's wife, Shelly, released a statement Saturday evening saying she supports the NBA's action against her co-owner of the Clippers.

I spoke with Commissioner Adam Silver this week to tell him that I fully supported his recent swift and decisive action. We also agreed at that time that, as a next step, both the league and the team should work together to find some fresh, accomplished executive leadership for the Clippers. I welcome his active involvement in the search for a person of the utmost character, proven excellence and a commitment to promoting equality and inclusiveness.

As a co-owner, I am fully committed to taking the necessary steps to make the Clippers the best team in the NBA. That has been my aspiration ever since 1981.

She attended the game on Saturday night when the Clippers advanced to the next round of the NBA playoffs.


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