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Donald Sterling Makes Pathetic Beg for Forgiveness, Insults Magic Johnson in Anderson Cooper Interview: VIDEO

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In an excerpt from an interview that will air on Monday, L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling apologizes and begs for forgiveness but can't tell Anderson Cooper why he has waited until now to do so.

Asked Sterling: "Am I entitled to one mistake, am I, after 35 years? I mean, I love my league, I love my partners. Am I entitled to one mistake?”

He then insults Magic Johnson, telling Anderson that he has spoken with him:

“He’s a good person. I mean, what am I going to say? Has he done everything he can do to help minorities? I don’t think so. But I’ll say it, he’s great. But I don’t think he’s a good example for the children of Los Angeles.”

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Magic Johnson's Gay Son EJ Speaks Out: VIDEO

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Magic Johnson's son EJ talks about being outed by TMZ, and the coming out process in a new interview with Howard Bragman. EJ says that the man he was spotted with holding hands on the Sunset Strip is just a friend and not a boyfriend. He adds that his comfort level with himself has to do with a loving family at home.

EJ says his role models are Ellen DeGeneres, RuPaul, and Anderson Cooper.

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Magic Johnson Talks About His Gay Son for First Time in Powerful, Lengthy Interview: VIDEO

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Magic Johnson sat down with TMZ's Harvey Levin for a lengthy interview about his gay son EJ, who came out publicly earlier this week, and the importance of expressing to him that he supports and loves him no matter what. Johnson said he wanted to prepare him for what to expect when he came out and protect him as he did so.

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Earvin_johnsonJohnson also talks about the hate EJ received on various blogs after coming out and homophobia in the Black community.

Said Johnson: "I think this is gonna be good for a lot of young Black people who want to come out. EJ is really gonna help a lot of young people."

Johnson also talks about what would happen if a gay player came out on the L.A. Dodgers.

"I would protect him. That's what I am. I'm a protector. I protect my family. That's why I was really upset about people attacking my son...First of all, as an owner you really got to support the person, and then help educate the public. We stand with this player. We're going to support this player."

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Kobe Bryant on Magic Johnson's Gay Son: 'Of Course' Magic Loves Him. 'What I Can't Tolerate is Lack of Tolerance'

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Kobe Bryant, who in April 2011 was fined $100,000 for using a gay slur against a player, continues to offer signals that he's thought about it a lot since.

In February he blasted a Twitter user for using "gay" as an insult.

And TMZ reached out to Kobe after its video of Magic Johnson's gay son went viral yesterday, for reaction.

Said Kobe: "Of course Magic is supportive of and loves his son. Why should anyone be surprised?... What I can't tolerate is a lack of tolerance." 

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Magic Johnson's Gay Son and His Boyfriend Hit the Town: VIDEO

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TMZ caught up with Magic Johnson's 20-year-old gay son Earvin Johnson III (aka EJ) hand-in-hand with his boyfriend on L.A.'s Sunset Strip.

EJ is a student at NYU and has a close relationship with his parents, TMZ reports:

Earvin Johnson III -- aka EJ -- is one of Magic's 3 kids. The Lakers legend tells TMZ, "Cookie and I love EJ and support him in every way." Magic goes on, "We're very proud of him."

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Gawker Offers Large Sum of Money for Identity of Person Who Transmitted HIV to Magic Johnson

Gawker is offering a payday for information they feel is missing from PBS's Frontline documentary, AIDS in Black America: the identify the person who transmitted HIV to Magic Johnson.

Writes AJ Daulerio:

Magic_johnsonAbout three years ago, while I was editor at Deadspin, there was talk of a Hollywood Babylon-level conspiracy that was making the rounds in the LA nightlife scene. The story went that Magic, like most of his Los Angeles Lakers teammates, was caught up in so many orgiastic LA house parties and had so many random groupie f**k-buddies that tracking down Magic's female Patient Zero would be almost impossible. But then, another source said that Magic's ex-teammate, Norm Nixon, had started floating a different scenario: that Magic most likely contracted HIV during an infamous sex party at Eddie Murphy's mansion, where often times, transexual hookers were involved.

Obviously, Murphy's transsexual, uhm, "interests" were already publicized after his embarrassing pull-over incident in 1997. Our source pressed a little bit and never tracked down Nixon, but said he had other people willing to verify Magic's non-female proclivities on the record. The source would only do so for a large sum of money that was too expensive for Gawker Media, let alone Deadspin.

The female-to-male HIV statistics from that time suggest even with Magic's super-sized sexual prowess, he was still in a very, very small percentage...

...If anyone has any more information about who gave Magic Johnson HIV, please feel free to contact us. I think we can afford to pay more money for this now.

So much for the new age of 'quiet' outing.


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