donald sterling

*If you’ve been waiting for Donald Sterling‘s response to an audio tape of him allegedly making racist comments about African Americans, we’ve got it for you.

Sterling and … surprise, his Clippers organization, says he doesn’t if the audio TMZ Sports released is legit … but he says it does NOT reflect his views toward African Americans.

Interestingly he didn’t say it wasn’t him on the recording. Sterling and the Clippers organization tell TMZ Sports:

“We have heard the tape on TMZ.  We do not know if it is legitimate or it has been altered.”

The statement goes on … We do know that the woman on the tape — who we believe released it to TMZ — is the defendant in a lawsuit brought by the Sterling family, alleging that she embezzled more than $1.8 million, who told Mr. Sterling that she would ‘get even.'”

And the statement goes on, “Mr. Sterling is emphatic that what is reflected on that recording is not consistent with, nor does it reflect his views, beliefs or feelings.  It is the antithesis of who he is, what he believes and how he has lived his life.”

“He feels terrible that such sentiments are being attributed to him and apologizes to anyone who might have been hurt by them.”