Skip to comments.Donald Sterling in New Tirade Against Magic Johnson and African Americans
Posted on 05/13/2014 2:21:04 AM PDT by nickcarraway
Clippers basketball team owner, in interview billed as apology for racist remarks, slings insults at HIV-positive former NBA star
It was billed as an apology for racist comments that created a firestorm but the Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has unleashed a new row by launching a searing attack on Magic Johnson and wealthy African Americans.
The tycoon used an interview aired on Monday to apologise for the tirade against black people caught on tape last month but then depicted Johnson, who has HIV, of being a womanising disease-carrier.
In what may become a case study in how not to defuse a crisis, Sterling, a national pariah who is battling to keep his basketball team, also accused wealthy black people of being stingy philanthropists in contrast to Jews such as himself.
The 80-year-old, speaking to CNN's Anderson Cooper in his first television interview since the crisis broke, insisted he was no racist and asked forgiveness for making derogatory comments about black people in the leaked tape, saying he had been baited into doing so.
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Don’s the gift that keeps on giving. May the man live to be 180!
this is beyond Salem Witch Trials even
Donald J. Sterling is truly the gift that keeps on giving.
And he doesn’t know when to shut his mouth. I would not want to be his attorney, that is for sure.
I don't give a damn what he says.
I wish I liked BASS-A-BALL so I could NOT watch it.
Are you crazy? That is the kind of client most attorneys would give their left arm for.
Rich & talks too much.
“I just read a transcript of Donald Sterlings interview and while Magic Johnson doesnt need me to, I feel compelled on behalf of the NBA family to apologize to him that he continues to be dragged into this situation and be degraded by such a malicious and personal attack. The NBA board of governors is continuing with its process to remove Mr Sterling as expeditiously as possible.
After Magic Johnson’s interview on Ophra: “If you cant laugh about these things, youll cry thats the tactic we believe Magic Johnson is taking in this interview with Oprah, in which he discusses his very promiscuous sex life in the years leading up to his HIV diagnosis.”
“This is Magic, a guy who admitted to having more than 300 sexual partners a year for a stretch and who contracted HIV because of it. Everyone has moved on from this. Aside being titillating, this tells us nothing new.”
Why don’t you post the quotes made by Donald Sterling in court? In a completely irrelevant answer to a question as a witness in a trial he talked about paying women for sex acts and talked about them in the most demeaning terms. He may make Johnson look good. And I guess he wanted to brag about it, since the question asked him by the lawyer (under oath) had nothing to do with his sex life.
I think what Lebron was attempting to say was; All white people have to die.
As players we want what’s right,....”
If they are so gosh darned concerned about doing what is right, then why did the “brothers” play for such a “KNOWN” racist to begin with?
at the very least, he’s outing himself as a fan of Stokely Carmichael
So, has Sterling spoken anything but the truth?
The NBA would oppose it as well on the grounds that it'd be impossible to keep Sterling from exercising ownership control if his family owns the team in his place.
Now he's arguing that Earvin Johnson is not good for the NBA because of his enthusiastic adultery.
As for the dispute over ownership, he's the one who decided to buy an asset that came with strings attached.
Correct. It’s not like his wife is divorcing him and would potentially exercise real ownership. He’d just be putting the team in his wife’s name. No one would believe that the team was actually under new ownership.
This from the man who got in trouble originally for arguing with his mistress?
I would. With his mouth, I could retire early after a short and prosperous career. Cha-ching, cha-ching!.
well I think it’s rediculous - the punishment comes no where near fitting the ‘crime.’ If Sterling had told “V.” to not bring gangsters to his games, and to knock off sleeping around with the competition, nobody would be having any conversations about Sterling’s ownership. To reverse this back on the players, any player that gets in trouble with the law, or has children out of wedlock and doesn’t pay child support, or beats their wife, or cheats on their taxes, or gets a DUI, or promotes gangsterism and by proxy white hate, should have their entire family banned forever from playing sports of any kind. If the NBA and it’s players wants to play holier than thou then let’s play ball for real, desegregate the league so it is truely ‘fair’ and hold the mirror of exemplarism up to reflect on the players since the NBA seems to be demanding it. /rant
I think this has been years in the coming. Sterling is a joke and a buffoon and has been detested by the other NBA owners for years. I think they’ve been looking for a reason to get rid of him for years. And if the original rant may have been seen by many as a marginal reason for banning him, his cartoon on CNN has sealed his fate.
Don Sterling is a foul individual. Thankfully he is 81. I mean the guy has no shame. I have seen bumbling idiots before but he make take the cake.
True Magic Johnson may be a cad, but that has nothing to do with the stupid statements Sterling is spouting.
I think what Lebron was attempting to say was; All white people have to die.
Well.....when you listen to Sterling.....can anybody blame him...../kinda sarc.
He’s 80. He can claim dementia at any time.
Speaking of racism LeBron how about that twitter account of your?
Your mental capacity can only fill one bathroom stall in the AA Arena—leave the talking to the corporate folks eh?
What the heck does the 4th amendment have to do with this? The 4th amendment only applies to secret recordings made by the police (or other government agency), not by private citizens. AND, his most recent comments were made in an interview.
Apparently truth is no longer a defense.
And here we have Sterling embarrassing himself on national TV, whimpering, crying and begging forgiveness for ‘offending’ the protected class by something he said privately- just like Paula Deen. Disgusting.
Better to keep you mouth shut and make people wonder if you are a fool, then to open it, and eliminate all doubt.
So Mr. Sterling is on a tear about how Magic Johnson got HIV from a sleeping around with women who weren’t his wife?
What has Mr. Sterling been doing?
Pot, meet kettle.
It was all over the Los Angeles radio stations yesterday that Sterling has been rejected as a client by at least 8 high profile law firms in LA and SF.
Just curious, Are the statements made by Donald Sterling TRUE??
LA has enough blood sucking attorneys believe me one will jump on it like stink on DO-DO.
The meter will start spinning like a top.
Really don’t care much for Pro bball. The NCAA playoffs is about all I follow, then it’s baseball and golf and finally the NFL.
Yes this is not a 4th amendment case.
Here in Florida it is a FELONY TO record ANY conversation without the consent of everyone involved.
Funny thing about this guy, he may be abhorrant, but at least he doesn’t lie - we worship constant liars like Obama and Hillary.
I read the article. I have no interest in researching Sterling’s life. The quotes in the article about Magic Johnson seem accurate enough, and they are what the uproar is about - not what Sterling may have said in court at some time.
I loathe pro basketball and pro football. They have become leaders in promoting rotten behavior in America. They accept thugs and criminal behavior, but they bath themselves in political correctness.
Magic Johnson did have sex with a lot of women and it has caused him problems. Even someone who hasn’t followed pro basketball in years knows that.