Microsoft co-founder and Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen issued a statement today regarding Donald Sterling’s alleged racist remarks, calling them “abhorrent, and not acceptable.”
Sterling has made headlines around the world over the past few days after TMZ leaked audio of the 80-year-old Los Angeles Clippers owner going on a reportedly racist rant to his girlfriend about African Americans.
“The kind of statements attributed to Clippers owner Donald Sterling, if true, are abhorrent, and not acceptable for the owner of an NBA franchise or anyone in professional sports,” Allen said in a statement. “We at the Trail Blazers reject any and all such sentiments, and believe NBA leadership should take swift and impactful action in this case.”
That echoes other sentiments from just about everyone else, including President Barack Obama. The NBA is investigating the matter and has scheduled an 11 a.m. Tuesday news conference to provide an update.