Alleged recording of racist rant by NBA Clippers owner released

(CNN) -- Pressure is mounting on a National Basketball Association team owner who allegedly made racist comments.

And it appears the NBA investigation into the audio recordings attributed to Donald Sterling, who has owned the Los Angeles Clippers since 1981, is moving swiftly, as the league has promised.

sterlingThe league announced it would hold a 2 p.m. news conference on Tuesday to discuss the matter.

NBA legends have slammed Sterling and called for quick action by the league. Hall of Famers Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson have said that if Sterling did indeed say what recordings posted on two popular news sites seem to suggest, he must face consequences.