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The interview between CNN’s Anderson Cooper and the controversial Donald Sterling aired tonight. Sterling claims he was “baited” by V. Stiviano, apologized and throws some serious shade at Magic Johnson.

Watch this clip to see Sterling SLAM the legendary baller Magic Johnson –

Some other highlights from the interview included –

About the Controversial Recording – 

“When I listen to that tape – I don’t even know how I can say words like that. I don’t know why the girl had me say those things.”

Anderson Cooper asked – “You’re saying you were set up?”

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

“I’m not a racist. I made a terrible, terrible mistake and I’m here with you today to apologize and to ask for forgiveness for all the people that I’ve hurt.”

“An 80-year-old man is kind of foolish and I’m kind of foolish. I thought she liked me and really cared for me. I guess being 51 years older than her – I was deluding myself.”

Donald Sterling also said it took him so long to apologize because he was “emotionally distraught.”

Should Donald Sterling be forgiven?

Source and Image Grab: CNN