Magic Johnson on Donald Sterling: He Is Trying To ‘Save His Team’

Magic Johnson on Donald Sterling: He Is Trying To ‘Save His Team’


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Donald Sterling’s interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, which aired last night, is something that had the entire country talking. It was Sterling’s first public words since his comments surfaced, which led to him being banned for life from the NBA.

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Sterling did attempt to apologize and claim that he wasn’t a racist the majority of the focus went to his tirade against Lakers legend Magic Johnson, but also took a shot at the current Los Angeles Dodgers owner. Sterling said that Magic isn’t a good example for the L.A children, and continually harped on Magic contracting the HIV virus.

Today Johnson has his own interview with Cooper, and according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, he gave his response on why he believes Sterling attacked him:

It is obvious that Sterling does not want to sell the team, and will try to do everything in his power to remain as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. What is unclear is how his words on Magic will help in that fight.

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued an apology to Magic on behalf of the NBA. Moves are being made to remove Sterling from ownership and it will come to a vote by the NBA Board of Governors. According to Shelburne, Johnson believes that Sterling has no chance:

It is unfortunate that this scandal has taken so much attention away from what has been an amazing NBA playoffs so far. The NBA looks as if they are trying to get Sterling out as quick as possible, despite his beliefs to the contrary.
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