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Donald Sterling hits out at Magic Johnson in CNN interview

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Tonight CNN will air an in-depth interview with Donald Sterling two weeks after audio recordings emerged in which the LA Clippers owner was heard making several racist comment.

Ahead of tonight's interview, the broadcasting company has released several clips of Sterling's discussion.

Whilst Sterling apologized for his actions in his first public appearance, the man now banned from any involvement with the NBA did have some other negative comments towards one of the men at the crux of his racist outburst - Magic Johnson.

Magic drew the wrath of Sterling in the original audio recording with the Clippers owner heard reacting angrily toward girlfriend, V. Stiviano, for associating with the former LA Lakers player.

However, in the CNN interview, clips of which can be found here, Sterling was far from 100 percent positive when given the opportunity to publicly apologize to Johnson for the first time since the recordings emerged.

"If I said anything wrong, I'm sorry.

"He's a good person. 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 just don't think he is a good example for the children of Los Angeles," Sterling told CNN reporter Anderson Cooper.

The comments are hardly likely to improve people's opinions of the 80-year-old and will lead many to question exactly what he is referring to.

Sterling did at least have the decency to apologise, calling the events of the past few weeks a 'terrible mistake'.

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