Donald Sterling finally breaks his silence and speaks about his racist rant with Anderson Cooper. Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling sat down on Sunday with Cooper said it was a terrible mistake and I’ll never do it again. Cooper asked Sterling what took him so long to say he was sorry and he replied “I’m just so emotionally distraught, and the reason it’s hard for me, very hard for me is that I’m wrong, I caused the problem. I don’t know how to correct it.”
“I’m a good member who made a mistake and I’m apologizing and I’m asking for forgiveness,” he told Cooper. “Am I entitled to one mistake, am I 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.”
“If I said anything wrong I’m sorry. He’s a good person,” Sterling answered referring to Magic Johnson. “I mean, what am I going to say? Has he done everything he can do to help minorities? I don’t think so. But I’ll say it, he’s great. but I don’t think he’s a good example for the children of Los Angeles.”
The comments come nearly two weeks after National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver announced a lifetime ban and a $2.5 million fine for Donald Sterling on April 29, following racist comments from the 80-year-old, which were caught on tape and released to the media
“I really didn’t pay attention, they are Clippers and they’re mine and I’m theirs. That’s how I feel. I would do anything for them, I made a mistake I hope it’s in their heart to forgive me for that mistake.
Sterling told Cooper that he thought he was set up on the tape.
“I was baited. I mean that’s not the way I talk. I don’t talk about people for one thing, ever. I talk about ideas and other things, I don’t talk about people,” he said. He also said that he didn’t know how the tape got out,and whether or not Stiviano had a hand in its release.
“I don’t know, an 80 year old man is kind of foolish, and I’m kind of foolish. I thought she liked me and really cared for me. I guess being 51 years older than her, I was deluding myself.” He no longer trusts her, he said.“I just wish I could ask her why? And if she was just setting me up, I think that people say she was taping me for 2 years. So maybe I was just fooling myself thinking for 2 years that she cared for me. She certainly acted like it.”
The complete Donald Sterling interview will air Monday night at 8 p.m. on “Anderson Cooper 360.”
And to think he may lose it all because of this beauty right here……….
And this is a recent picture….her face is one of a kind