In an attempt to apologize for the racist remarks that got him banned from the NBA for life, LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling told Anderson Cooper on Monday that Magic Johnson “doesn’t really do much” for the African-American community, and that he should be “ashamed” for “having those AIDS.”
In a follow-up interview with Cooper on Tuesday, Johnson responded to the nasty comments with the utmost grace. “It’s disturbing,” he said. “He didn’t educate himself before he actually came on and talked to you.”
Johnson also said he’s still waiting for an apology from Sterling, who Cooper ventures to guess is suffering from “early onset dementia.”
“I’m really disturbed by the fact that when he called me he should have said, ‘Magic, I’m sorry,’” Johnson added. “What’s really sad is, it’s not about me. This is about the woman you love outing you and taping you and putting your conversation out here for everybody to know….This is between you two, but then he wants to include me.”
Sterling has yet to comment on the interview. Let’s hope he crawled back into his cave for eternity and won’t have the chance to.