Transcript for Donald Sterling Attacks Magic Johnson in Interview
Now, to embattled clippers owner, Donald sterling. Under fire again this morning for his on-air interview. Many criticizing the apology and slamming him for going on the offensive against NBA legend magic Johnson. ABC's Ryan smith is here with much more on all of this. Good morning, Ryan. Reporter: Good morning, robin. Donald sterling speaks out in public, seemingly to apologize and confirm his ownership of the L.A. Clippers. But ultimately, just stirring up more controversy. L.a. Clippers owner Donald sterling, finally speaking out, but stirring up more controversy. This time, taking shots at the man he targeted on his now-infamous racist rant, magic Johnson. What kind of guy goes to every city and sleeps with every girl and then catches HIV. Is that someone we want to respect? He acts so holy. He made love to every girl in every city in America, and he had AIDS. And when he had those AIDS, I went to my synagogue and I prayed for him. I hoped he could live and be well. I didn't criticize him. I could have. Is he an example for children? Reporter: And he didn't stop there. What has he done? Big magic Johnson? Did he do any business? Did he help in south L.A.? Reporter: In his first into vision interview since release of his conversation with V. Stiviano, over two weeks ago, speaking with CNN's Anderson cooper, sterling seemingly defends V. Stiviano, getting emotional in the process. How can I girl care for a man 51 years older? She wouldn't release those tapes. Reporter: The 80-year-old saying he regrets his comments stiviano recorded. I'm here with you today to apologize and to ask for forgiveness. Reporter: His wife, shelly, speaking to ABC's Barbara Walters Sunday night, condemned his racist comments. Do you know what his state of mind is? My opinion of his state of mind, I think he's going through dementia. Reporter: But sterling, despite it all, thinking he has a lot of support. The fans don't hate me. The media -- it's all the media. Reporter: And magic Johnson's response to sperling -- he sent two tweets last week. He said, after this week, no more sterling talk. And in another, he said, I'd rather be talking about the great NBA playoffs than Donald sterling. And Adam silver came to his defense. Apologizing on behalf of the NBA for Johnson being dragged into this controversy. And they're saying they're working to remove sterling as expeditiously as possibly. Robin? Have to wait for the other owners. When you're in a hole, stop digging. We're going to turn to the latest on the wild scene in
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