SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The NBA is investigating a report of an audio recording in which a man purported to be Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling makes racist remarks while speaking to his girlfriend.
NBA spokesman Mike Bass said in a statement Saturday that the league is in the process of authenticating the validity of the recording posted on TMZ's website. Bass called the comments ''disturbing and offensive.''
Messages seeking comment from the Clippers were not immediately returned.
The Clippers were practicing in San Francisco ahead of Game 4 of their first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday. Los Angeles leads 2-1.
In the recording posted on TMZ, the man questions his girlfriend's association with minorities. TMZ reported the woman, V. Stiviano, is of black and Mexican descent. The AP couldn't immediately independently verify it was Sterling's voice on the recording.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Nuggets vs. Lakers Pick Are the Denver Nuggetsgoing to cover the spread as a road favorite tonight at 9:30PM ET when they play the host Los Angeles...
Thumbnail Bulls vs. Suns Pick Are the underdog Chicago Bulls going to send the host Phoenix Suns...
Thumbnail Pistons vs. Timberwolves Pick Are the Detroit Pistons going to cover the spread as an underdog tonight at 7PM ET when they play at the Minnesota...
Thumbnail Pacers vs. Heat Pick Are the Indiana Pacers going to stay within the number this evening at 5PM ET when they play at the Miami...

NBA Team Pages