Magic Johnson Says Disgraced Donald Sterling Living 'in Stone Ages'

Banned LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling had criticised basketball icon Magic Johnson, saying the Hall of Famer was a poor role model because he had contracted HIV.

updated: May 14, 2014 16:17 IST
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Los Angeles: Basketball icon Magic Johnson said Tuesday that disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is "living in the stone ages" and deserves to lose his coveted NBA franchise. (Also read: Sterling apologises for racist remarks)

Johnson, who won five NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers, told CNN anchor Anderson Cooper that he believed Sterling's attack on him in a prior interview was the result of desperation in the face of the racism row that has engulfed him.

"I just wish he knew the facts when he was talking," Johnson said. "But he is a man who is upset and he is reaching. He is reaching. He is trying to find something he can grab onto to help him save his team, and it is not going to happen.

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