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Magic Johnson

DONALD STERLING NEEDS HELP

We Should Pray for Him

5/13/2014 10:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Magic Johnson has finally responded to Donald Sterling's vicious attack -- telling us the disgraced Clippers owner is deeply troubled ... and is in desperate need of help. 

Johnson just called in to "TMZ Live" ... and fired back at Sterling's allegations that he ignores the black community ... telling us he's dedicated his life -- and billions of dollars -- to giving back. 

"I'm a proud black man. I'm a leader in the black community and I take that role seriously," Johnson said. 

Magic says ... instead of attacking Sterling, he thinks the guy needs help -- and says he is praying for him. Though he points out Sterling has NOT once truly apologized to him or the black community. 

Johnson also says Sterling is pissed at the wrong person -- telling us, "He should point the anger at the young woman."

Magic says he thinks Sterling was also trying to pit blacks and Jews against each other during his interview with CNN -- but says he will NOT succeed. 

In the end, Magic says he's very secure with himself and won't let Sterling's comments bring him down -- saying, "It's sad. We just got to pray for him."

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46.

baby    

maybe had he been home with his wife and kids, he would not have HIV, and his son might not be a big fat flaming ***-got

107 days ago
47.

Zimba    

Why is this about Magic? This is about Sterling and his racist backward tendencies. I guess he's clutching at straws but Andy needed to set him straight rather than facilitate his BS.

107 days ago
48.

cluesarethere    

Apparently Magic and rookie commissioner Silver are really tight... They even sat at theClipper game together. ... Of course it's a SET UP to get the team.

107 days ago
49.

terryhighlander    

HOW MANY WOMEN DID THIS THING INFECT WITH AID'S AND THEY DID NOT HAVE THE MONEY THIS THING HAS TO TREAT IT!! I HOPE THIS THING DIE'S SOON !!!!!!!!!!!

107 days ago
50.

cluesarethere    

Apparently Magic and rookie commissioner Silver are really tight... They even sat at theClipper game together. ... Of course it's a SET UP to get the team.

107 days ago
51.

Trigga31    

You blacks kill me. Sticks And stones??? Magic did much more damAge by having gay sex and infecting hundreds. Plus he could have gave his wife aids. She had to wait 6 months to find out if her son would have HIV. Instead magic just passed gay to him. Magic needs to shut up

107 days ago
52.

Ernest De Brew    

Magic should pray for his son as well. God does not and cannot accept homosexuality. His son is gay and Donald Sterling is a racist and they are both living in sin.

107 days ago
53.

AspenMtnLvr    

Earvin's ego is getting bigger every day ...

107 days ago
54.

Boostmachine111    

He really should pray for his ***got kid.

107 days ago
55.

pegnew    

How did she manage to get the View to hire her? Sherri comes across as an expert on EVERYTHING! Her CONSTANT
interrupting is SO annoying!!!

107 days ago
56.

tmon3ydadjmbr    

Everyone in life needs a little praying for

107 days ago
57.

Phishie from Philly    

YOU DONT HAVE TO APOLOGIZE FOR SAYING SOMETHING IN PRIVATE. MJ GOT BALLS (NOT BASKETBALLS) TO SAY THAT THE JEW BASTARD NEEDS TO APOLOGIZE AND THAT HE NEEDS HELP. HOW ABOUT YOU APOLOGIZE MJ FOR ALL THE WOMEN THAT YOU GAVE AIDS TO. WHAT, DO YOU THINK THAT YOU DIDN'T? AGAIN, THIS BIT,CH SET DONALD STERLING UP. FU.CKING PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PHISHIE FROM PHILLY

107 days ago
58.

Phishie from Philly    

MJ is so into the community but not his country?
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107 days ago
59.

Scottpso4    

When you know you just been bested, you say "I'll pray for you".

107 days ago
60.

Caryn    

Kudo's to Magic for rising above the occasion and not adding to the media frenzy about this - and I totally agree that Sterling should be pointing the finger at the girl who betrayed him - She's piece of work -

107 days ago
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