Mondays are normally the most boring day of the week. Friday’s happy hour is an eternity away and the memories of the past weekend remain fresh in the memory bank.
Not this Monday.
What began earlier with a haymaker (or six) from Solange on Jay Z now results in the much-anticipated Donald Sterling interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN. Make no mistake, the entire sit down worth is worth the price of admission (if shock value is your cup of tea), but Sterling’s comments towards Magic Johnson are what drew many people in.
And, look, to be fair, Ol’ Donny Boy’s statements towards the greatest point guard in basketball history didn’t fall short.
“He lulled me into not saying anything. He said ‘I know the girl, don’t do anything. I’ll help you.’ He just said wait, be patient, I’ll help you. I think he wanted me to just do nothing so he could buy the team.
“He acts so holy. I mean, he made love to every girl in every city in America, and he has AIDS, and when he had those AIDS, I went to my synagouge and prayed for him. I hoped that he would live and be well. I didn’t criticize him. I could have, but is he an example for children? but because he has money, he can treat himself. Magic Johnson is irrelevant in this case.
“Magic Johnson, what has he done? He’s got AIDS. Does he help anybody in South L.A.? What kind of a guy goes to every city and has sex with every girl and catches HIV, is that someone we want to respect and tell our kids about? I think he should be ashamed and go into the background. But what does he do for the black people? He doesn’t do anything….He does nothing, it’s all talk.”
Aight, Magic. If you threw Mike D’Antoni under the bus because he simply wasn’t a good fit for your Lakers, it’s time to come with that ether for ol’ Clayton Bigsby here.
H/T: The Score