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Disgraced Clippers Owner Donald Sterling to Anderson Cooper: I Made a 'Terrible Mistake'

Disgraced Clippers Owner Donald Sterling to Anderson Cooper: I Made a 'Terrible Mistake'

Donald Sterling sat down with Anderson Cooper to give an exclusive interview about his racist tirade, which ultimately led to his ban from the NBA, which will air tomorrow night on CNN.

“I’m a good member who made a mistake and I’m apologizing and I’m asking for forgiveness,” Donald told Anderson on the air (via CNN). “Am I entitled to one mistake, am I after 35 years? I mean, I love my league, I love my partners. Am I entitled to one mistake? It’s a terrible mistake, and I’ll never do it again.”

“Well, that’s a very good question,” Donald said when asked why he waited so long to apologize. “I just — I’m just so emotionally distraught, and the reason it’s hard for me, very hard for me is that I’m wrong. I caused the problem. I don’t know how to correct it.”

“I was baited — I mean that’s not the way I talk,” Donald added. “I don’t talk about people for one thing, ever. I talk about ideas and other things — I don’t talk about people.”

The full interview airs tomorrow at 8pm EST.

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  • Right

    Oh Donald. Go away. It isn’t just what you said but it’s your historic behavior as documented in your many law suits. Just go away.

  • Reswell

    It is time to pass the bill for privacy! Everyone should be able to audio tape a s get into personal information open to anyone that wants it,

    This just proves it ! She knew that she was going to audio tape him and play it! For the public to hers it! So everyone should be allowed to audio tape anyone they want and not be arrested for it! Go for it! Man

  • ForMe

    Donald was just a dirty,horny old man trying to sleep with a gold digger and she played him.

  • Living in a box

    @Reswell: I agreed, this is probably not his first time making a racial slurs.

  • Arlene Dickinson

    Is it true that Anderson Cooper is dating Jake Gyllenhaal?

  • jon m’shulla

    Sterling got caught but, privacy issues are long overdue to be discussed in the US. Scream at your congressman. Not about this but, privacy in general.

    No one is surprised that an 80 yo guy is a racist.

    But, what really needs to be answered is :

    1) Who made the recording?
    2) Who gave it to TMZ?
    3)Are Charles Latibeaudiere and Magic Johnson guilty of racketeering?

  • offtheproperty

    He didn’t make any “racial slurs.”
    It was a private, personal conversation.
    He can lose his $1 Billion investment because he told his girlfriend not to bring other men to Staples Center?
    That is crazy.
    LeBron, Chris Paul, Adam Silver and the rest of them need to chill.

  • santamarivargas

    When are these idiots going to learn to keep their mouths shut?