barack obama april 2014Donald Sterling's racist remarks has gotten so much airplay, almost every NBA figure and celebrity has chimed in on the Los Angeles Lakers owner. Now, it includes President Barack Obama.

Obama, who is in Malaysia right now, spoke about the comments after hearing about them from overseas.

"When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don't really have to do anything, you just let them talk. That's what happened here," Obama said, per CNN.

Obama added that the comments said by Sterling is an example of how "the United States continues to wrestle with the legacy of race and slavery and segregation."

Obama adds, "That's still there, the vestiges of discrimination. We've made enormous strides, but you're going to continue to see this percolate up every so often."

The NBA and commissioner Adam Silver made a statement on Saturday regarding Sterling as they continue to investigate the TMZ recording. The Clippers franchise also made a statement, but defended Sterling.

Sterling will not attend the Clippers' Game 4 matchup versus the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night. Los Angeles currently leads the series, 2-1.


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