Donald Sterling grants CNN interview, has harsher words for Magic Johnson
Donald Sterling, in his first publicized interview since the racial fallout after tapes were leaked of
conversations that he had with V. Stiviano that painted Sterling in a negative light, was apologetic to
everyone but the man he talked about on the tape.
Sterling sat down with CNN’s Anderson Cooper to express remorse over what he calls his “one mistake.”
I’m a good member who made a mistake and I’m apologizing and I’m asking for forgiveness,” he told
Cooper, about his time as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. “Am I entitled to one mistake, am I after 35
years? I mean, I love my league, I love my partners. Am I entitled to one mistake? It’s a terrible mistake,
and I’ll never do it again.”
Apparently, to Donald Sterling multiple lawsuits in housing discrimination court don’t count. Even
though Sterling was apologetic he still held vitriol for one human being, Magic Johnson.
“He acts so holy. I mean, he made love to every girl in every city in America. And he had AIDS,” he told
the esteemed CNN journalist.
Sterling still thought even throughout the massive threats of players boycotts, he still had the support of
Clipper players in the organization. When asked about it he shrugged it aside and said, “Absolutely. they
know I am not a racist.”