Magic Johnson Fires Back at Donald Sterling

Sterling digs a deeper hole with a mouthful of controversial remarks against one of the NBA's biggest stars.
1:49 | 05/13/14

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Return to -- kind of public you'll tonight between the NBA's most controversial owner. And one of its greatest stars Donald Sterling compounded his earlier racist comments with a random assault on Magic Johnson -- tonight. Johnson is firing back here's ABC's -- Smith. The -- Magic Johnson firing back late today to Donald Sterling is deeply personal attack speaking out to CNN he's reaching. He's region he's trying to find some that he can grab on to. The help -- save his team. And that's not gonna happen Johnson was one of the first to call for the NBA to -- sterling after his racist -- And Monday sterling was on CNN lashing out at the basketball legend. What kind of a guy goes -- every city instincts with every girl that he -- HIV and that is that someone we want only respect them. And tell our kids about. I think he should be ashamed of themselves. And -- on what is he Doug -- Kilmeny. Made Magic Johnson what has he done who's got -- did he do any business I'd like that he help anybody in south LA. Johnson as HIV but not aids and today he seemed outraged at sterling claim that he's done nothing to help people my whole life is devoted to urban America so. It I just wish he knew the facts when he's talking. The magic Johnson foundation establishes community empowerment centers throughout the country the Johnson worked tirelessly and encouraging kids to go to college. And now commissioner Adam silver weighing in apologizing that Johnson was quote dragged into the situation. And degraded by such a malicious and personal attack that my upset of course. But at the same time Obama got -- man I'm afraid for him and hope that things work out for Ryan Smith ABC news New York.

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