Anderson Cooper Lands First And Only Interview With Donald Sterling [UPDATE – VIDEO]
Anderson Cooper landed the first and only interview with Clippers owner Donald Sterling in the wake of the controversy surrounding his racist remarks that were caught on tape.
UPDATE: The interview aired, and it seems that instead of apologizing and admitting his wrongdoing, Sterling decided to make even more racist comments and continue to bash Magic Johnson. At one point, he even accused Anderson Cooper of being racist.
See the bizarre interview here.
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The interview is set to air Monday at 9 P.M. central on CNN and according to TMZ, Cooper wasted no time when it came to his sit down with the 80-year-old billionaire.
Cooper flew in to Los Angeles this morning, checked into his hotel, and made a bee-line to Sterling’s Beverly Hills house, where the interview went down. Before the interview, Sterling met with his lawyer, who was not present during the interview with Cooper.
Sterling was caught on tape making racist comments to his girlfriend V. Stiviano—who he claims baited him into saying the things that he said. During the interview Sterling claimed he was sorry for what he said and admitted to causing a problem that he doesn’t know how to fix.
I’m a good member who made a mistake and I’m apologizing and I’m asking for forgiveness,
Sterling was banned for life from the NBA and fined $2.5 million by NBA commissioner Adam Silver, who also urged the league’s Board of Governers to force him to sell the Los Angeles Clippers.
Go to CNN.com for more info on the sit down interview and tune in Monday at 9 P.M.