Donald Sterling Apologizes: Says ‘I’m Not A Racist’ In Interview With Anderson Cooper [Video]
Estranged Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling sat down with Anderson Cooper on CNN’s AC360, two weeks after audio tapes leaked with him saying some racist remarks towards minorities and blacks.
“I’m not a racist,” he told Cooper. “I made a terrible mistake. I’m here to apologize.”
“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.”
He also spoke on Magic Johnson, and elaborated that he considered him a good friend before the incident.
“If I said anything wrong, I’m sorry. 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.”
When asked about whether he will fight a decision if 75 percent of the owners vote him out, he did say that at his age he doesn’t see a victoy on a long battle for ownership of the franchise.
He certainly didn’t help his case with this interview, and as a matter of fact made matters worst watching him say these things out of his own mouth.
Sterling also blamed it on being old, and ignorant to the fact that he could trust her.
Check out the full interview below.