Unbeknownst to him, NBA legend Magic Johnson thought he had a friendship with Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
Little did he know he was wrong as Sterling blasted Johnson in the alleged tapes uncovered by TMZ, prompting the Los Angeles Lakers great to suggest Sterling needs to be kicked out of the league.
Speaking during NBA Countdown, Johnson recalled the first time he met Sterling and said that he previously met with him multiple times when Sterling wanted to discuss activities surrounding the Clippers organization.
But Johnson, despite their previous relationship, understandably doesn’t feel as if Sterling belongs in the NBA any longer and stated that he no longer needs to own an NBA team.
He’s put his own team in a tough situation. I believe once commissioner Silver does all his due diligence, gathers his information, he’s got to come down hard.
He shouldn’t own a team anymore.
And he should stand up and say, I don’t want to own a team anymore.
Despite the mass attention Sterling’s alleged comments have caught, it’s just one of many black eyes the Clippers owner has put upon himself during his tenure at the Clippers helm. This one however could be the most damaging, at least publicly.