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Magic Johnson

Fans Should Boycott ...

Players Should Not

4/26/2014 11:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Magic Johnson
tells TMZ Sports ... he wants Donald Sterling to step down as the Clippers owner and he thinks African Americans should boycott the games until that happens.

Magic says he feels betrayed by Sterling, telling us, "I thought we were friends.  We've broken bread together several times.  It's almost like, do you smile in my face but behind my back you talk about me?  I'd have felt better in 1979 if you would have just told me you don't like African Americans, and then I would have known how to deal with you."

Magic says he strongly believes the players should focus on playing basketball and should NOT boycott Sunday's playoff game.  BUT, Magic thinks African Americans should not line Sterling's pockets by going to the games, saying, "He wants our money but doesn't want us to show up."

As for what should happen to Sterling, Magic is clear:  "He has to step down or sell the team."

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1.

grabon    

I 100% agree. That f*ck wouldn't get a penny of my money, but the players should do it for the fans

124 days ago
2.

Truth    

Magic is just jealous because the Lakers aren't The Game in L.A. anymore. And, here we go again with some uppity types thinking they are in charge of who owns what.

124 days ago
3.

HRH Prince Michael    

Pure HYPOCRISY.

Maybe, "Magic", "Rev." Jackson, "Rev." Sharpton,
"Rev." Wright, and "Minister" Farrakhan should
hold a protest in HYMIETOWN!
That'll show those "White Interlopers"!


Craigslist.com/Hymietown/Rant and Rave Section:
"The House of David:
Psalm2_014 NOW"

124 days ago
4.

O    

Typical 1%. They put their fake smiles on and say "heyyy how are ya??" but at the end of the day their children better not come home with one of "them".

124 days ago
5.

Rigby    

Team Magic. He seems like a nice guy.

124 days ago
6.

pudge facker    

Give him the AIDS, Magic! That'll learn him.

124 days ago
7.

Wow ...    

Unfortunately, the players have to play at least due to a contract. Personally I wouldn't hold it against their future career's if they chose not to, but I can imagine they feel stuck. Fans of the clippers should stay away whether they are black or white. I don't want to line his pockets with more money.

124 days ago
8.

Vasquez    

Magic is wrong! No fans should go to the games to line his pockets!

124 days ago
9.

brownmsjones    

Didn't nobody boycott the Lakers when yo ass came out with aids. That's cold. Here is entitled to voice his feelings about who his girlfriend brings to his building.

124 days ago
10.

James R. - Los Angeles    

Yes, Sterling should apologize and step down. Do you know who else should step down? All sharpton and Jesse Jackson!

124 days ago
11.

Godswoman1    

Was a dedicated clipper fan 20+ years ago...stopped being fan when he said he would not rent to blacks and Mexicans...showed his colors then to me....shameful...Racist is alive and kicking ....people of color wake up...

124 days ago
12.

My_Kingdom_For_A_Nose    

Hey Magic, if that's the tack you want to take then tell Al Sharpton to give up his Politics Nation show on MSNBC for all of the outrageous and public anti-Semitic and homophobic comments he's made over the years.

Do it.

124 days ago
13.

atlakestlouis    

I agree! It amazes me that this owner, perhaps others, exploits minorities for the power of the mighty dollar and can't stomach their existence! In this case his exploitation is so arrogant to the point he sleeps and breaks bread with those he innately hates!

124 days ago
14.

jay_shaw95    

Racism is still alive magic is right African Americans shouldn't pay their money and go to the game if he don't won't black people there and majority of the clippers team is black **** Donald sterling bitch.

124 days ago
15.

HumanNature    

HEY RACIST FOOLS


DID YOU KNOW THAT STERLING IS A "JEW"?????


KEEP DEFENDING IGNORANT "JACKASSES" LIKE YOURSELF!!!!!

124 days ago
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