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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
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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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vestalh    

hes a leader in the black comunity, whow is that raceist or what, they are others out here in this comunity of ours, what of the jews, are they not part of our comunity , its a sad day where our cell phones are being listened to,if were sitting at our house in our chair , that we cant say or do things in our on chair, i fill for magic johnson enopugh to prey for him, he needs our help as donald does, but now sinse hes said hes a proud leader in our BLACK comunity, then is he bing raceist enough to take iot all away,, seems weve went through that years ago, an no it wasnt right on what was said, , if the fredpm of speach work for magic johnson then sould it not donald, we all make mistakes can we not just learn from them other than profit from it, an sinse magic is a leader in black comunity are any other than black account for anything

126 days ago
92.

Mary Edmonson    

Magic, you are such a class act and humanitarian. All the best ..... and PLEASE give me a Dodger World Series championship again before I die!!!!

126 days ago
93.

Sal    

Magic cheated on his wife and got HIV.

126 days ago
94.

Bandit Bill    

Sorry but in this case Sterling is right. Johnson put his johnson in the wrong place and is a disgrace.

126 days ago
95.

Helen    

Magic is so right The guy does need help

126 days ago
96.

spike    

I know Sterling is a racist ,but are you magic ,still cheating on your wife?Both acts are immoral.

126 days ago
97.

George     

Here are comments from a man who spread the AID's virus..........i wonder if he told all the women he slept with about AIDS.......Also, why doesn't the NAACP give sterling back all the money he donated if he is such a racist?

126 days ago
98.

Lois Feinberg    

ENOUGH! STIRLING IS DISGUSTING!

126 days ago
99.

Nikki    

Magics worth is $500. million, why don't he help the black community.

126 days ago
100.

Teslarocker    

Magic Johnson is a very kind man. Much kinder than I probably would have been to Sterling!

126 days ago
101.

Jean-Pierre Tintenier    

They are both useless.

126 days ago
102.

Northwest Airlines    

Donald have lost his mind and that's what people do when they lose it.. They pick a fight with people and hurt the people who they love I been there and back with my crazy mom.

126 days ago
103.

Patch Eye Punk    

Sterling didn't say anything wrong. It seems like the truth really hurts doesn't it.

126 days ago
104.

standardlaughtrack    

Yo man we just gave him some help! I bet he won't come over again and disrespect like that. WRONG. ..WRONG

126 days ago
105.

Ruby    

Classy move Magic! , waste of time to fight stupidity with hate, you cant fix stupid.

126 days ago
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