Magic Johnson is taking the high road when it comes to Donald Sterling. If you are looking forward to translate this content, contact Translation Agencies UK
In his interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN last night, Sterling did apologize for his recent racist rant, which was directed at girlfriend V. Stiviano and released as an audio recording a few weeks ago.
But the 80-year old Clippers owner also went off on Magic for some reason, blasting the NBA legend for having AIDS and for doing nothing to help the African-American community.
His words really needs to be heard to be believed:
In response, Johnson called in to TMZ this afternoon, denied talk that he’s trying to purchase the Clippers and said:
“I’m a proud black man. I’m a leader in the black community and I take that role seriously.”
Magic, of course, has famously moved movie theaters, Starbucks and other franchises into inner cities area, greatly boosting their economies and providing many new jobs for residents.
Johnson added that Sterling has never officially apologized to him or to the African-American community and that he’s clearly trying to pit Jews against blacks… but it isn’t going to work.
“It’s sad,” Magic concluded. “We just got to pray for him.”
And hope we never, ever, ever need to hear another word out of his racist mouth again.
[Donald Sterling is a] bitch-ass redneck, white bread, chicken sh-t mother f-cker. If I was a Clipper fan, I wouldnât be one anymore. Itâs that simple. But if I was a Clipper player, a current Clipper player, you wouldnât see me on the court anymore in that uniform. Donald sterling is the definition of racism …. He could b your judge…. Your doctor…..your teacher etc. time for #Clippers players to step up. Refuse to play till NBA moves against this racist jackass #Sterling. NBA can’t defend him. When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don’t really have to do anything. You just let them talkâ¦ We’ve made enormous strides, but you’re going to continue to see this percolate up every so often. No one should be allowed to own a team if they have in fact engaged in this kind of racial language. It’s a shame that Donald Sterling feels that way about African-Americans. He has a team full of amazing African-American basketball players that are working to bring a championship to Clippers fans. The Clippers also have a strong minority fan base.Shaquille O’Neal: Everyone has their thoughts. When your opinions and thoughts become public knowledge, the question is, now what? Another question is: will his team shut down on him and take his remarks personally?…I think the league should take a long hard look on whether this guy should continue to be an owner or not.
John Krasinski and Emily Blunt Debut Baby Hazel
Say hello to Hazel Krasinski.
About three months after welcoming their first child into the world, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt gave fans a look at their adorable young daughter, with the former Office star posting the following photo online and writing as a caption:
“Pics of kids should only come direct from parents. So I’m thrilled to introduce you guys to Hazel!!!”
And we’re very thrilled to meet her, John.
And we’re on your side. THG proudly supports the #NoKids policy.
Blunt has been keeping a low profile since her daughter’s birth, but she’ll soon appear opposite Tom Cruise in The Edge of Tomorrow and she leaves tomorrow on a global promotional tour.
Within 24 hours, Blunt and Cruise will attend premiere in London, Paris and New York.
Sounds like Mommy will be ready for a long nap with Hazel upon her return!