Submitted by ub on Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:40

A foul mouthed professional basketball team owner who appeared to express contrition for making racist comments, now says he's not going to pay and has no plans of going away.

The National Basketball Association barred Donald Sterling for life, but his attorneys say that Sterling has done nothing wrong and will not pay a league-imposed $2.5 million fine.

The 80-year-old Sterling insists that he is not a racist, but admitted he made a terrible mistake with his comments. posted an audio conversation where he is bothered by a female friend's association with African-Americans and asked her not to bring them to his Clippers games.

The NBA is discussing the matter of a forced sale but no vote has been taken. Three-quarters of the league's Board of Governors, representatives of each of the other 29 ownership groups, would have to vote to terminate the Sterling's ownership of The LA Clippers..