In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling apologized for his racist remarks, saying he made a “terrible terrible mistake”
“I’m not a racist. I made a terrible, terrible mistake and I’m here with you today to apologize and to ask for forgiveness for all the people that I’ve hurt,” Sterling said.” And I’ve hurt so many people, so many innocent people. And I’ve hurt myself. I spoke to a girl I was fond of and I don’t know why, when I listened to that tape, I don’t even know how I could say words like that. I’m not a racist. I love people. I always have. But those words came out of my mouth, I guess, and I’m so sorry, and I’m so apologetic.”
Well, former NBA player Gilbert Arenas has accepted Sterling’s apology.
“I’ll be the first to accept ur apology..as a man who’s made a mistake or two in life I know how hard it is to look at your self in the mirror when you let so many ppl down but for anybody who can’t and won’t accept his apology u need to look in the mirror because were not perfect..forgiveness will destroy racism not more hatred..,” Arenas said, via his instagram account.
So far, it doesn’t look like the current players are agreeing with Arenas.