Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Magic Johnson Responds to Donald Sterling: “I’m a Leader in the Black Community”

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We all heard the scathing things that Donald Sterling had to say about Magic Johnson in his first interview since the audio leaked. Like a lot of America, we sat in disbelief as the racist owner of the Clippers lashed out at MJ and stated that [Magic] wasn’t a good role model for the kids of L.A.
As despicable as his interview was, Magic had to react and offer rebuttals of his own. And the former NBA star also had some facts to back up his own efforts in African American Communities (Sterling said that MJ does nothing to help).
“That’s his opinion if he thinks I’m not a role model, that’s his own opinion,” Johnson told TMZ., before outlining the ways he’s helped minority communities with his foundation. “I’m a proud black man. I’m a leader in the black community and I take that role seriously,” he said.
Magic’s full interview with Anderson Cooper airs tonight at 8pm ET on CNN.
Check out updates from Magic’s CNN interview below…

“My whole life is devoted to urban America,” Johnson said on Anderson Cooper 360°, which will air Tuesday at 8 p.m. “So, you know I just wish he knew the facts when he’s talking. But he’s a man who’s upset and he’s reaching. He’s reaching. He’s trying to find something that he can grab on to help him save his team. And it’s not going to happen. It’s not going to happen. The board of governors now have to do their job. Adam Silver, our Commissioner of the NBA, did a wonderful job of banning him for life. Now the Board of Governors have got to do their job. And again, I’m going to pray for the man because even if I see him today, I’m going to say hello to Donald and his wife as well. I’m not a guy who holds grudges and all that. Yes, am I upset? Of course! But at the same time, I’m a God fearing man and I’m going to pray for him and hope things work out for him.”
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