Sterling CNN interview described as ‘meltdown,’ ‘train wreck’

The Los Angeles Clippers owner, whom the NBA banned two weeks ago over racist statements, told Anderson Cooper he was ‘baited’ into making them, then went off on Magic Johnson.

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Opinions vary about Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s interview Monday night with Anderson Cooper on CNN. Variety said he “melted down.” Business Insider called it a train wreck. The Wire simply said it was “a poor showing, public relations-wise.”

Sterling, who was banned from the NBA on April 30 over racist statements he made in a phone call to his girlfriend, started with an apology, asking for forgiveness. “I’m wrong. I caused the problem. I don’t know how to correct it,” he said.

Not a bad start. But then things started to go sour.

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