Analysis: What was the most shocking aspect of the Donald Sterling interview?
MAY 13, 2014 9:19a ET
Donald Sterling sat down with Anderson Cooper to apologize for his comments. By the time he had finished talking, he was probably sorry he did.
Sterling, the banned Clippers owner who was taped having a racially-charged conversation with girlfriend V. Stiviano, didn’t help matters with even more inflammatory statements on Monday night.
Sterling ripped into Magic Johnson, saying he hasn’t done much for the black community:
Here is a man ... he acts so holy. He made love to every girl in America in every city and he had those AIDS. When he had those AIDS, I went to my synagogue and I prayed for him.
What has Magic Johnson done? He's got AIDS. Did he do any business? Did he help anybody in south L.A.? I think he should be ashamed of himself. What does he do for the black people? I'm telling you he does nothing. It's all talk.
Sterling even went on to say that Anderson Cooper is a bigger racist than he is. The FOX Sports Live team had several panel discussions following Sterling’s newest rant, dissecting several issues.
First, the ex-players – Gabe Kapler, Gary Payton and Jim Jackson - gave us their perspective of Sterling following his interview with Anderson Cooper.
Next, communications expert Frank Lunt talked about all the things Sterling shouldn’t have said.
And lastly, Clay Travis led a discussion focused on the perception and treatment of sports figures in the public eye.