Donald Sterling Proves Banning Him From NBA Wasn’t Enough

Sameera Ehteram
As if his racist rants that got him banned from NBA weren’t enough, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is at it again - criticizing black people and ripping Magic Johnson for having HIV in his latest interview to CNN.

One can only be amazed at the gall of the man that Donald Sterling is.

In his first interview since getting banned by the NBA for making racist statements, one would have thought he would show some sense but one was wrong.

During his interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, the former Clippers’ owner was at his absolute worst taking a swing at black people in general and criticizing Magic Johnson for contracting HIV.

"What kind of guy goes to every city and has sex with every girl, and then he catches HIV. Is that someone we should respect and tell our kids about? I think he should be ashamed of himself. I think he should go into the background."

He probably has some serious issues with Magic Johnson. In his leaked audio recording in April, Sterling told his girlfriend V. Stiviano that she shouldn't pose for pictures with black people like Johnson.

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He also questioned whether Johnson had really helped any minorities with his business ventures:

"What does he do for the black people? He doesn't do anything."

As if that wasn’t enough he came up with the weirdest comparison saying Jews give back to their people when they get successful while African-Americans do not.

“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 anybody. “

Oh, we have been saving the gem for the last. He adamantly claims it is not him but Cooper who was the racist.

His exact words of enlightenment:

"I think you have more of a plantation mentality than I do. I think you're a bigger racist than I am."

There isn’t much one can say to that except that Donald Sterling is a prejudiced, conceited and wicked old man who is living in the past and probably belongs just there.