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Contrite, defiant Sterling only fuels further outrage
Contrite, defiant Sterling only fuels further outrage

In an extraordinary television interview that deepened the anger over his ownership of the Clippers, Donald Sterling attacked Lakers great Magic Johnson, suggested that African Americans have not done enough to help their community and blamed the media for creating the turmoil that envelops his team and his family. Sterling's attempt to show contrition in his first public comments since he was banned from the NBA two weeks ago featured several broadsides against Johnson, one of the most beloved figures in American sports. Sterling also insisted that players, fans, sponsors and fellow owners continue to support him. Alternatively apologetic, defiant and seemingly on the verge of...

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