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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- President Barack Obama said Sunday that comments reportedly made by the owner of a U.S. pro basketball team are "incredibly offensive racist statements," before casting them as part of a continuing legacy of slavery and segregation that Americans must confront. "When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you dont really have to do anything, you just let them talk," Obama said when asked to respond to the reported comments from Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Obamas description of the controversy as part of a larger historical context is the latest example of his continuing willingness to expound on matters of race in his second term. After avoiding much mention of race relations during his campaign to become the first black president and in his first term, the president last summer offered a personal reflection in response to the shooting of black teenager Trayvon Martin. And now Obama has spoken out against an audio recording of a man identified as Sterling telling his girlfriend not to bring black people to games. The firestorm over Sterlings comments has quickly engulfed the National Basketball Association. Obama cast the comments through a broader prism of racism in America, adding that "we constantly have to be on guard on racial attitudes that divide us rather than embracing our diversity as a strength." "The United States continues to wrestle with the legacy of race and slavery and segregation, thats still there, the vestiges of discrimination," Obama said during a news conference in Malaysia, where he was travelling. "Weve made enormous strides, but youre going to continue to see this percolate up every so often," he added. "And I think that we just have to be clear and steady in denouncing it, teaching our children differently, but also remaining hopeful that part of why statements like this stand out some much is because there has been this shift in how we view ourselves." In the recording attributed to Sterling recording and posted on the website TMZ, a male voice questions his girlfriends association with minorities. TMZ reported the woman, V. Stiviano, is of black and Mexican descent. The man asks Stiviano not to broadcast her association with black people or bring black people to games. The man specifically mentions Lakers Hall of Famer Magic Johnson on the recording, saying, "Dont bring him to my games, OK?" Obama said hes confident NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will address the matter. He said the NBA has "an awful lot of African American players, its steeped in African American culture. And I suspect that the NBA is going to be deeply concerned in resolving this." Silver had said the NBA needs to confirm authenticity of the audio tape and interview both Sterling and the woman in the recording. He called the tape "disturbing and offensive" and promised to investigate quickly. George Gervin Jersey . On Sunday, head coach Patrick Roy said the teams leading scorer will skate at Mondays morning practice and the club will make a decision on his status for Game 6 at that point. Joffrey Lauvergne Jersey . However, it wasnt a problem on Monday night. Evgeni Nabokov made 23 saves for his 56th career shutout in the New York Islanders 3-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday night. http://www.basketballspursshop.com/Womens-Rudy-Gay-Basketball-Jersey/. Its the second time this season that Milan has been sanctioned by the league judge, after fans also subjected Napoli supporters to discriminatory chants. The ban will come into effect for Milans next match, against Udinese on Oct. Kawhi Leonard Jersey . That Ginette Reno can sing. Sean Elliott Jersey . Patrick Deslisle-Houde and David Rose each scored in the second to give the fourth-seeded Redmen a 3-1 lead after Jean-Philippe Mathieu scored in the first. NEWCASTLE, England -- Two Newcastle coaches apologized Thursday for clashes with fans before and after last weekends 4-0 loss to Southampton in the Premier League, adding another chapter to the last-place clubs miserable start to the season. Assistant manager John Carver said he "responded inappropriately" when confronted by a Newcastle supporter before Saturdays match at St. Marys Stadium. Carver, a former head coach of Major League Soccer club Toronto FC, said the incident occurred after asking fans to remove banners that called for the firing of the clubs under-pressure manager, Alan Pardew, and "that could, in my opinion, distract the players and take focus away from the job in hand." In the same Newcastle statement, goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman said he was sorry for posting an "ill-advised comment" to a Newcastle fan on Tiwtter on the morning after the match. Newcastle saaid the club received complaints about the coaches conduct and has dealt with the matter internally.dddddddddddd Pardew is facing increasing calls to quit, with his team bottom of the standings with two points from four games -- continuing a poor run of form hanging over from last season. Pardew, who signed an eight-year deal in September 2012, said he held a "long conversation" with Newcastle owner Mike Ashley after the Southampton match and is expecting the atmosphere for the home game against Hull on Saturday to "probably be as tough as its ever been." "Certain issues, particularly the issue regarding me, have to somewhat take a bit of a back seat for the team because its going to be a very difficult environment," Pardew said. 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