LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling used his Monday night interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper to ATTACK Magic Johnson.
Sterling started by apologizing for his racist comments that earned him a lifetime NBA ban, but as the interview progressed he blamed the media for blowing his words out of proportion before turning on Magic.
The topic then turned, and Sterling extended diatribes against of the most popular NBA players of all time.
“What has he done? Can you tell me? Big Magic Johnson, what has he done? He’s got AIDS, ” Sterling told CNN. “Did he do any business? Did he help anybody in South LA? … What kind of guy goes to every city and has sex with every girl and catches AIDS?”
Sterling was just getting started.
“What kind of guy goes to every city, has sex with every girl, then he goes and catches HIV,” he said. “Is that someone we want to respect and tell our kids about? I think he should be ashamed of himself. I think he should go into the background. And what does he do for black people? He hasn’t done anything.
“Here’s a man I don’t know if I should say this, he acts so holy. He made love with every girl in every city in America, and he had AIDS, and when he had those AIDS, I went to my synagogue and I prayed for him. I hoped he could live and be well. I didn’t criticize him. I could have. Is he an example for children? You know, because he has money, he’s able to treat himself. But Magic Johnson is irrelevant in this thing. He didn’t do anything harmful to anybody and I respect him and I admire everything that he does. I’d like to help even more if he would offer me an opportunity to help. I like to help minorities.”