Sterling apologises for remarks but aims swipe at Magic Johnson…
Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers doesn’t think the apology issued by banned owner Donald Sterling was much of an apology at all.
Sterling apologised for his recent racist remarks in an interview with CNN whilst insisting that he wasn’t a racist and was baited into making the comments by his girlfriend V. Stiviano.
Further, he went on to add that he felt as though Magic Johnson was a good person but believes that he isn’t a “good example for the children of Los Angeles”.
Ultimately, those comments were remembered from the interview and Rivers didn’t take much away from it even though he believes it is a good thing that Sterling has finally publicly apologised.
“Obviously I know who Magic is,” Rivers said, as reported by ESPN.
“I’ll stand by Magic every day of the year because I’ve known him for a long time. Having said that, I don’t know what’s going on out there. I tried not to get involved in that part of it right now. Whatever it is, that doesn’t sound like much of an apology to me.”
NBA commissioner Adam Silver released a statement shortly after the transcript of the interview was available, and apologised on behalf of the league to Johnson as he continues to be dragged into the situation.
Silver reiterated his desire to remove Sterling from the NBA as soon as possible, while Rivers was delighted to learn of the news that Johnson had attended the playoff game between the Clippers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Staples Center on Sunday.
Johnson took to Twitter shortly after Monday night’s game between the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets to insist that he would rather now talk about the NBA Playoffs as opposed to Sterling’s interview.