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Sacramento Mayor Weighs In On Alleged Donald Sterling Racist Remarks


Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is taking a lead role in the NBA's handling of a scandal involving L.A. Clippers' owner Donald Sterling. 

Celebrity-gossip site TMZ has posted an audio recording alleged to be Sterling, making racially charged comments.

The NBA and the Clippers are investigating, and Johnson - a former NBA all-star- is representing the players' union.

Johnson told the TODAY show that he believes NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will take swift, strong action against Sterling, if the comments are authentic.

"It's a defining moment in the history of this league, and I'm very confident that the commissioner will act in the best interest of the players, the owners and the league and I feel like the only way to do that is to do the most severe sanctions possible and I do expect him to do that in short order," Johnson said.

Listen to Johnson's remarks below:

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On Sunday, Johnson, who is currently an advisor for the player's union, also spoke with the media during the matchup between the Clippers and the Golden State Warriors.   

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