CNN’s Anderson Cooper sat down with Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to talk about his current state of mind since being banned for life from the NBA.
Sterling expressed to Cooper in a one-on-one that he hopes to be forgiven for his racist remarks toward Black people, which were recorded and then shared with the media. “I’m a good member who made a mistake. And I’m apologizing and I’m asking for forgiveness,” said the business tycoon. “Am I entitled to one mistake 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?”
An “emotionally distraught” Sterling went on to admit that “I’m wrong, I caused the problem [and] I don’t know how to correct it,” before he was asked about Magic Johnson, whom was spoken about in a ill manner on tape.
“If I said anything wrong, I’m sorry. He’s a good person [sighs]. What am I going to say? Has he done everything he can do to help minorities? I don’t think so. I’ll say it, he’s great. But I just don’t think he is a good example for the children of Los Angeles,” said the franchise owner in closing out.
Who is Sterling a good example for? And for what is he really asking forgiveness? His thoughts, his ill-will towards people of color? Is he sorry he was outed? What is he trying to correct? What won’t he being doing again? Chime in at the bottom.