Im a good member who made a mistake
I'm a good member who made a mistake," he said. "Am I entitled to one mistake, am I after 35 years? Am I entitled to one mistake? It's a terrible mistake, and I'll never do it again."
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Mr Sterling from the sport and fined him $2.5 million (￡1.5m) last month.
The NBA is also hoping to force Mr Sterling to sell the team, which would require 75% of NBA owners to vote in favour of the move.
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I don't know why I should be punished for what his actions were”
Estranged wife and Clippers co-owner
Mr Silver believes the NBA will get the votes it needs but lawyers say the Clippers' owner could oppose the sale in the courts.
"If the owners feel I have another chance, then they'll give it to me," Mr Sterling said.
The disgraced owner's comments came as ABC News posted excerpts of an interview with his estranged wife Shelly Sterling.
Mrs Sterling, who holds a 50% stake in the team, said she would fight to keep hold of her share.
"I will fight that decision," she said. "I'm wondering if a wife of one of the owners did something like that, said those racial slurs, would they oust the husband?"
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