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NBA News: Donald Sterling Says He’s “Not A Racist” In First Interview

Two and a half weeks since his racist comments were recorded on tape, Donald Sterling has finally decided to publicly apologize and ask for forgiveness. Sterling recently sat down with CNN’s Anderson Cooper for an interview that will air tomorrow night on CNN.

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According to ESPN News Services, Sterling told Cooper he is not a racist and is doing the interview to ask for forgiveness:

“I’m not a racist,” Sterling told CNN’s Anderson Cooper in an interview that will air Monday. “I made a terrible mistake. I’m here to apologize.”

Sterling goes on to say that he made one mistake, and if given the chance, it will never happen again:

“I’m a good member who made a mistake and I’m apologizing and I’m asking for forgiveness,” Sterling told Cooper. “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.”

The NBA is currently in the midst of developing a plan of action that would force Sterling out as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. The next step is for the NBA owners to take a vote on the situation. A 75 percent vote in favor of ousting Sterling as owner is needed for the league to continue with their plan.

Although Sterling has been banned for life, his wife, Shelly Sterling, has stated on numerous occasions that she intends to keep her 50 percent ownership of the team.

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However, several players, including LeBron James, have publicly stated that they want no “Sterling” as an owner in their league.

Sterling’s comments have greatly affected a league in which a majority of the players are African American. Even though Sterling has apologized, it would be pretty surprising if the owners chose not to vote him out.
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  • Jim213

    What do a racist and a dog have in common? Both mark their territory with sh*t. No diss to the dog tho.

  • Jim213

    Per Dave Mcmenamin (ESPN):

    “The Lakers have still not reached out to any of the names they are considering, according to a team source familiar with the coaching search.” “They are expected to commence a preliminary round of phone interviews soon, but will not schedule any sit-down sessions until later in the month.”

  • lakerfan

    Seeing how all these African american rappers get shot for some dumb reasons… Donald Sterling must be going around with some pretty good bodyguards

  • LeRon

    Donald Sterling is pure scum.The NBA must make him sell the team by force.

  • Mr. Ellis

    Donald and the entire Sterling family must not own any NBA team ever again.Sterling is filthy yes he is pure filth.

  • ra

    Donald Duck says, “I’m not a Duck”. Well, Donald, if it looks like a Duck, if it walks like a Duck, if it quacks like a Duck …

    …. it’s a Duck

  • Maurice

    The longer Donald Sterling or any Sterling family member stays as owner with the Clipper then the more the Clippers franchise will have major problems socially and many players will reject any offers from the Clippers just for the fact the Sterling idiot shamed the name of the Clippers forever,he tarnished their name and image forever and no matter what the Clippers are a rotten team forever now.

    They are going to lose in the playoffs and be sent home packing right afterwards.No matter what Doc Rivers says or does nothing will ever change the terrible words Sterling said.Rivers is just a tool and a naive gullible positive guy playing the role of Uncle Tom in this scenario and he has a team of players all willing to follow his lead of being Uncle Toms.Go ahead and stand up for yourselves boys because Sterling walked all over all the Clippers.Terminate the Clippers team owned by Donald Sterling that’s the only real solution to this issue.No place for Donald Sterling or the Sterling family in the NBA.Weed out the bad.

  • Lawrence

    Just stop it Sterling,NO more fake interviews…

  • Srk

    Lol 1 mistake? He’s made alot more than that, he’s just fortunate the NBA turned a blind eye to all the other stuff he’s done in the past.

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