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Donald Sterling

Blasts Magic For 'Having AIDS'

'He Should Be Ashamed'

5/13/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Donald Sterling
says Magic Johnson is a bad example for the children of L.A. because of what he did to "get A.I.D.S." back in the '90s ... and says he should be ashamed of himself. 

Sterling made the comments to Anderson Cooper during his big CNN interview ... saying "To do what [Magic] did and then get A.I.D.S. ... I mean, come on."

For the record, Magic does not have A.I.D.S. -- but was diagnosed H.I.V. positive back in 1991. 

Sterling continued his attack on Magic -- saying, "Big Magic Johnson ... what has he done? He's got A.I.D.S."

"What kind of a guy goes to every city and has sex with every girl? Then he catches H.I.V. ... is that someone we wanna respect and tell our kids about? I think he should be ashamed of himself. I think he should go into the background."

Sterling also said he believes Magic tricked him into staying quiet in the days after TMZ Sports published the original audio recording as part of a diabolical plot to take over the Clippers. 

Sterling also just called Anderson Cooper a RACIST -- saying, "I think you have more of a plantation mentality than I do ... and I think you're more of a racist than I am."

Sterling didn't explain why he believes Cooper is a racist. 

Sterling seems to be in denial about how the players feel about him -- saying they still "love me." He says the media hates him. 

Story developing ...

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301.

FREEDOM    

MAJIC HAS DONE NOTHING TO HELP HIS OWN RACE. HE HASN'T EVEN HELPED HIS GAY SON. MUCH LESS LOVE HIM.

131 days ago
302.

FREEDOM    

MAJIC IS A S.O.B.

131 days ago
303.

Kittiecorner    

Nowadays you cannot tell the truth. You get shouted down.
Sterling may be a jerk, but he's an old jerk, and he is right about Magic Johnson. When he got HIV it was because he was cheating on his wife Cookie with every single slut he could get his hands on. He was (and might be still--who knows?) nothing but a pig and a whoremonger. But because he's famous and rich he got away with it. He survived a huge scandal and even kept his wife. What HAS he done? Show people it's OK to be a slut. With the new drugs, you can live a life of depravity and survive it. I don't see how anybody can call him a role model.
As for Sterling, the problem I have had from Day One is that his attitude simply doesn't make any sense. The NBA is mostly black guys, and they are making money for him. If he hates them why hire them?
I also say that racism in general, whether against Native American, Chinese, Black, white--it makes no sense at all, since where we are born and what color we are born is not due to anything we have done. So how does it make any sense to hate somebody because they are a different color or nationality? A person could have been born to parents in India, for example, of the lowest caste. One could be born to a billionaire. It's all the luck of the draw. It's not due to anything wonderful we have done. It just happened that way. We had nothing to do with it.
By the way, I predict that within a year or two the general public will have had it with all this gotcha journalism. When it starts happening to them--the things they are saying in private being recorded and aired--things will go back to the way they were.

129 days ago
304.

fifilafoo    

What nobody has come up with as yet is the most obvious reason Sterling got into trouble. He brought this piece of ass into his abode where she had total jurisdiction and control over his food.

I shuddered when I heard that phonily concerned voice of hers ask him if he wanted some juice, HONEE? God only knows what she put into that drink that made him look so drugged.

I wouldn't be surprised if someone gave her mucho pesos to set him where he would respond to her bullying questioning that sounded like she was using a script.

86 days ago
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