Posted on Tue May 13th, 2014 8:00am PDT By X17 Staff
He needs to shut his mouth!
Donald Sterling sat down for an interview on Anderson Cooper 360 yesterday, and the disgraced Clippers owner managed to get himself in even more hot water by slamming Magic Johnson for contracting HIV!
- "Well, what kind of 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," the 80-year-old sniped after questioning the former basketball star's motives to help him work things out after the scandal broke.
As if that wasn't bad enough, the Clippers head honcho decided to make some sweeping generalizations of Jewish people and African Americans.
- "That’s one problem I have. Jews, when they get successful they will help their people, and some of the African-Americans — maybe I’ll get in trouble again — they don’t want to help nobody,” he boldly declared.
After the sit-down aired, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released a statement apologizing to Johnson personally and pledging to remove Sterling as swiftly as possible.
"I just read a transcript of Donald Sterling's interview with Anderson Cooper and while Magic Johnson doesn't need me to, I feel compelled on behalf of the NBA family to apologize to him that he continues to be dragged into this situation and be degraded by such a malicious and personal attack. The NBA Board of Governors is continuing with its process to remove Mr. Sterling as expeditiously as possible," the statement read.
No amount of crisis PR is going to help this guy! Someone get him a muzzle!
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