Donald Sterling Slams Magic Johnson For Having HIV; Magic Responds (VIDEO)


(AllHipHop News) In what was expected to be a conversation featuring an apologetic Donald Sterling, the billionaire owner used the forum to also lash out further at basketball legend and businessman Magic Johnson.

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CNN’s Anderson Cooper got an exclusive interview with Sterling who was caught on tape making racially insensitive statements about minorities and Johnson in particular. The Los Angeles Clippers owner did offer an apology for his controversial comments, but then turned his attention to attacking Magic and the fact he is HIV positive.

“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 hope he could live and be well. I didn’t criticize him. I could have. Is he an example for children?” said Sterling.

Cooper corrected Sterling that Johnson does not have full-blown AIDS but does have the virus that causes the disease. That did no stop Sterling from continuing his rant against the Hall Of Famer.

“What kind of a guy goes to every city, has sex with every girl, then he catches HIV? Is that someone we want to respect and tell our kids about?” asked Sterling. “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.”

Sterling also claims Johnson originally said he would support him after the media firestorm over his remarks began which is why he waited to speak publicly about the situation.

“Wait, be patient, I’ll help you, we’ll work it out,” Sterling alleges he was told by Magic.

Johnson went on Twitter to make it clear he is done addressing Sterling.

Sterling’s CNN interview was criticized by others associated with NBA including Commissioner Adam Silver, Clippers coach Doc Rivers, and Clippers interim CEO Dick Parsons.

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Watch a clip from the CNN interview below.