Donald Sterling has a lot to answer for and he’s going to be doing that tonight when he gets grilled by CNN’s Anderson Cooper in the first interview after the NBA banned the Clippers owner for life. Everyone wants to know what Sterling was thinking and if he has anything to say for himself, and from what we’ve been hearing from excerpts from the interview, Sterling isn’t done saying things that will make people hate him.
In another portion of the lengthy interview that CNN has released, Sterling is asked by Cooper if he has apologized to Magic Johnson, who was a catalyst for this whole situation coming about. Rather than take the road he’s supposed to and grovel until he can’t grovel anymore, Sterling puts on his boxing gloves and takes a jab at Magic Johnson instead.
“If I said anything wrong, I’m sorry,” Sterling said. “He’s a good person. I mean, what am I going to say? Has he done everything he can do to help minorities? I don’t think so. But I’ll say it, he’s great. But I don’t think he’s a good example for the children of Los Angeles.”
Sterling is in no position to be handing out backhanded apologies, especially to Magic Johnson. But, as we’ve heard on the tapes released by TMZ and the stories about Sterling deep seeded racism, there’s not a whole lot to like about the guy to begin with so we can’t be that shocked.