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Donald Sterling just keeps putting his foot in his mouth. After the bombshell breaking news two weeks where L.A. Clippers owner Sterling was taped making racist and discriminatory remarks about black men when talking to his alleged girlfriend, V. Stiviano, the foolish tirade continues. Sterling goes on to diss Magic Johnson for having HIV (but he said AIDS and Cooper corrected him) and not helping the black community.
This interview was probably supposed to help him and it just got worse. Some excerpts below:
I’m hurt that he called me up and he said ‘don’t do anything, wait until you hear from me.’ Then somebody called me later and said ‘he doesn’t want to be involved.’ Then he released a tape… that I talked to him in confidence. I didn’t give any interviews, you’re my interview…
He acts so holy. He made love to every girl in every city in America and he had AIDS. And when he had those AIDS I went to my synagogue and I prayed for him. I hoped he could live and be well… Is he an example for children? Because he has money he’s able to treat himself, but Magic Johnson is irrelevant in this thing. He didn’t do anything harmful… and I respect him and I admire everything he does… I would like to help even more if he would offer me an opportunity to help. I like to help minorities.
He lured me into waiting a week. ‘Don’t do anything, I know the girl, don’t do anything, I’ll help you…’ I think he wanted me to just do nothing so he could buy the team.
On Magic again:
What has he done, can you tell me? Big Magic Johnson, what has he done? He’s got AIDS! Did he… help anybody in South LA? What kind of a guy goes to every city and has sex with every girl? Then he catches HIV. I think he should be ashamed of himself, I think he should go into the background. But what does he do for the black people? He doesn’t do anything.
The Jewish people have a company and it’s for people who want to borrow money and it’s no interest… we want to help people… I’m just telling you, he does nothing, it’s all talk.
There’s no African American… they all want to play golf with me. Everyone wants to be with me.
Has he done everything he can do to help minorities? I don’t think he is a good example for the children of Los Angeles. That he would go and do what he did and then get AIDS…
What does he do? I’m giving away and helping minorities. Does he do that? Jews, when they get successful, they will help their people… Some of the African Americans, they don’t want to help anybody. What has Magic Johnson really done for children’s hospital?
He says he’s not a racist:
“I’m not a racist.I made a terrible mistake. I’m here to apologize.I’m a good member who made a mistake,” Sterling said. Am I entitled to one mistake, am I after 35 years? I mean, I love my league, I love my partners. Am I entitled to one mistake? It’s a terrible mistake, and I’ll never do it again.”
And he had to audacity to defend V.Stiviano…uhhh…really?