Embattled Los Angeles Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Slams Magic Johnson [Video]
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper on Monday night to talk about the inflammatory comments he made that got him suspended for life and fined $2.5 million by the NBA.
Sterling denied that he's a racist and apologized for his words, but he didn't hold back in his contempt for Johnson:
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? 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."
In the recorded comments that Sterling made to V. Stiviano that sparked the controversy, he blasted her for taking photos with African-Americans, including Johnson, and putting them online.
Johnson, who Sterling also described as having "those AIDS" (he's actually HIV-positive) is moving on from the remarks, having tweeted:
You can see highlights of Sterling's CNN interview below:
Johnson appears tonight on Cooper's show on CNN.