Basketball icon Magic Johnson said on Tuesday that disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is “living in the stone ages” and deserves to lose his coveted NBA franchise.
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.
“It is not going to happen,” Johnson said.
“The problem is, he’s living in the stone ages,” Johnson added. “He can’t make those comments about African Americans or Latinos, he just can’t do it.”