The Donald Sterling soap opera keeps taking more turns than a NASCAR race.
Following the revealing interview by the embattled Clippers owner with CNN’s Anderson Cooper in which he repeatedly said Magic Johnson “should be ashamed of himself” for reasons that included his HIV status and support in the black community, the former Lakers star told Cooper his side of things.
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The takeaway? Sterling didn’t really apologize and he “should be ashamed” for all the things he’s said about Johnson that landed him a lifetime ban from the NBA.
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Players Association vice president Roger Mason – a former Miami Heat guard – told CBSSports that the face of the NBA LeBron James is willing to lead a boycott if Sterling remains as owner by the start of next season.
“If it’s not handled by… the start of next season, I don’t see how we’re playing basketball. I was just in the locker room with LeBron. At the end of the day, you know we have leaders. We have player reps, we’ve got executive committee members…. Leaders of the teams, they’re all saying the same thing, ‘If this man is still in place, we ain’t playing’.”
James did say in April that Sterling didn’t belong in the league. (More footage):