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Donald Sterling apologizes, talks Magic Johnson in preview of CNN interview
Yahoo Sports ^ | 5/12/14 | Eric Freeman

Posted on 05/12/2014 9:27:00 AM PDT by Impala64ssa

For the past several weeks, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been at the center of several NBA stories regarding racist comments captured on tape, his subsequent banishment from the league and other owners' early moves towards removing him from ownership. On Sunday night, the public heard some of Sterling's first interview on the situation. His comments are not likely to change many opinions.

In a preview of an interview set to air on "Anderson Cooper 360" on Monday night, Sterling spoke about the comments recorded by V. Stiviano, his future in the NBA, and several other topics related to the controversy. From CNN.com:

"When I listen to that tape, I don't even know how I can say words like that. ... I don't know why the girl had me say those things," he told CNN's Anderson Cooper in an exclusive interview set to air on Monday. "You're saying you were set up?" Cooper asked. "Well yes, I was baited," Sterling said. "I mean, that's not the way I talk. I don't talk about people for one thing, ever. I talk about ideas and other things. I don't talk about people." When not attempting to explain that he was taken out of context, Sterling apologized and asked for forgiveness:

"I'm not a racist," Sterling told Cooper. "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."

(Excerpt) Read more at wor710.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: clippers; donsterling; nba
Sterling grovelled for forgiveness on Anderson Pooper's show, it figures. But of course, it will never be enough. Sure Sterling may very well be a racist scumbag, but all his apologizing and capitulations won't satisfy the politically correct stormtroopers until he croaks.
1 posted on 05/12/2014 9:27:00 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
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RE “When I listen to that tape, I don't even know how I can say words like that. ... I don't know why the girl had me say those things,” he told CNN’s Anderson Cooper in an exclusive interview set to air on Monday. “You're saying you were set up?” Cooper asked. “Well yes, I was baited,” Sterling said. “I mean, that's not the way I talk. I don't talk about people for one thing, ever. I talk about ideas and other things. I don't talk about people.” When not attempting to explain that he was taken out of context, Sterling apologized and asked for forgiveness: “

Apparently he knew she was taping him and still went off on this subject anyway.
Nothing in his comments indicate any different and CA is not prosecuting anyone for the taping, nor is he calling for it.

2 posted on 05/12/2014 9:30:54 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'I never said that you can keep your doctor . Republicans lie about me ')
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To: sickoflibs

Here’s the question that interests me...

If the NBA forces Sterling to off load his franchise ownership of the now championship contending Clippers and Magic Johnson and friends come up with a CHEAP offer to buy the team, is Sterling LEGALLY obligated to sell at a loss?


3 posted on 05/12/2014 9:33:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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Sterling would have done better to do it on Greta's Fox show.
4 posted on 05/12/2014 9:33:51 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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I think it comes down to the terms of the contract he signed with the NBA. I doubt they could force him to sell for a loss, but who knows?

His main problem is not being able to pass ownership to his heirs but to have to sell now, which probably triggers huge capital gains taxes.

5 posted on 05/12/2014 9:38:31 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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"won't satisfy"

Exactly. Look at Paula Dean. A big liberal and excoriated for something she said more than thirty years ago. The Black Mafia will not pardon sins against their group. Of course, it's different if it's a black person committing the sin. Then all is forgiven.

6 posted on 05/12/2014 9:39:36 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t know the answer to your question, but generally there are no laws in America when political correctness is brought into the fray. None that are enforceable at least.


7 posted on 05/12/2014 9:40:43 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Impala64ssa

>>Sterling spoke about the comments recorded by V. Stiviano<<

He fell victim to one of the most classic blunders in all recorded history:

He trusted a whore.


8 posted on 05/12/2014 9:44:41 AM PDT by ItsOurTimeNow ("Scheming demons dressed in kingly guise, beating down the multitudes and scoffing at the wise.")
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Private property being destroyed because of a person's private thoughts and expressions of opinion in his own home....isn't anyone bothered by the fascism?
9 posted on 05/12/2014 11:22:02 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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I am.


10 posted on 05/12/2014 11:36:45 AM PDT by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
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