Magic Johnson is not a good role model for America’s youth. This, according to Donald Sterling — shamed owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.
In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper Monday, Sterling broke his silence on the race scandal that bought him a lifetime ban from the NBA. The billionaire businessman apologized for the secretly recorded (and eventually leaked) audio tape in which he asks girlfriend V. Stiviano not to be photographed in the company of African-Americans.
Donald saved his most vitriol criticism for Johnson, whose Instagram photo with Stiviano was the reported catalyst for Sterling’s now-infamous race rant. Despite creating economic opportunities in communities of color with his Magic Johnson Theater chain and Starbucks franchises, Magic, Sterling argues, has done little to aid in the progression of Black America.
Donald seems offended that someone who had the unmitigated gall to “catch HIV” won’t just fade into the “background.”
“What kind of a 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 Black people? He doesn’t do anything.”