NBA commissioner Adam Silver wasted no time addressing Donald Sterling’s CNN interview with Anderson Cooper on Monday night. Following the airing of the TV segment, Silver released the following statement (via NBA on ESPN):
“I just read a transcript of Donald Sterling’s interview with Anderson Cooper and while Magic Johnson doesn’t need me to, I feel compelled on behalf of the NBA family to apologize to him that he continues to be dragged into this situation and be degraded by such a malicious and personal attack. The NBA Board of Governors is continuing with its process to remove Mr. Sterling as expeditiously as possible.”
If you haven’t had a chance to watch Sterling’s interview, you can check it out here. In short, it’s a train wreck in which Sterling continues to take shots at Magic Johnson, questioning him as a role model and repeating that he has AIDS.