Donal Sterling opened up to Anderson Cooper in a May 11 interview. Donald admitted that he made a ‘terrible mistake’ when he made racist remarks about African-Americans in a recording that was leaked to the public in April.
Donald Sterling, 80, sat down with Anderson Cooper on may 11, and admitted that he made a “terrible mistake.” The embattled owner of the NBA basketball team, the LA Clippers, was very open with Anderson regarding racist remarks he made about African-Americans in a April recording.
Anderson Cooper: Donald Sterling Admits He Made ‘Terrible Mistake’
The full interview airs on May 12 but the clips that have been released reveal a Donald Sterling that seems remorseful.
“I’m a good member who made a mistake and I’m apologizing and I’m asking for forgiveness,” Donald says in the interview with Anderson.
Donald goes on to say in the interview that he is anything but racist and pleads his case to Anderson who grills him on the comments he made.
“I’m not a racist.” Donald explained, “I made a terrible mistake. I’m here to apologize.”
During the interview Donald went on to say that he is human and that he’s entitled to have a few slip-ups in his life.
“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,” Donald said.
Donald Sterling Sits Down With Anderson Cooper Says He Made A ‘Terrible Mistake’
In April, Donald was recorded talking with his “girlfriend” V. Stiviana, and made several remarks that were very racist in nature.
Surprisingly, it was revealed that he was upset over a picture that V took with Magic Johnson. In the recording you can hear Donald saying, “why do you have to associate with them — I don’t want you to bring them to my games.”
Donald has since been banned for life from owning another basketball team in the NBA as a result of his words.
HollywoodLifers, do you think Donald is sorry for his racist remarks, or do you think he’s just trying to be sincere for the cameras? Let us know.
— Bryant Perkins
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