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Donald Sterling: Magic Johnson is not a good example for children

By James Herbert | NBA writer

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Donald Sterling, the Los Angeles Clippers owner who has been banned for life from the NBA, had a lot to say in his interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper. As well as sort-of apologizing for the racist remarks made in a private conversation and released to the public by TMZ, he criticized Magic Johnson, via CNN:

Sterling told CNN he's spoken twice with Johnson.

"Did you apologize to him?" Cooper asked.

"If I said anything wrong, I'm sorry," Sterling said. "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."

Johnson, who was specifically mentioned by Sterling in the original leaked recording, has been vocal about Sterling since. He has repeatedly said that Sterling should sell the team, and that players won't accept Shelly Sterling as an owner, either.

It is unclear exactly why Donald Sterling thinks that Johnson hasn't done enough for minorities or is a bad example for children.

The interview will air Monday at 8 p.m. ET on CNN.

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