Former NBA star, Gilbert Arenas has said that he has forgiven LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling for making racist remarks.
Arenas wrote on his instagram account last night:
"I'll be the first to accept ur apology..as a man who's made a mistake or two in life I know how hard it is to look at your self in the mirror when you let so many ppl down but for anybody who can't and won't accept his apology u need to look in the mirror because were not perfect."
Sterling was recorded saying that he did not want his girlfriend escorting black people to games and was subsequently banned from the NBA but has yet to sell the team.
Arenas played in the NBA between 2001 and 2012 but was banned for the second half of the 2010 season after bringing a firearm into the locker room whilst playing with the Washington Wizards.
The former All-Star has not played in the league since 2012 and even played for a year in China with Shanghai in an attempt to revive his flagging career.
Arenas clearly empathizes with Sterling considering the mistakes that both men have made in their careers.
Whether other members of the NBA family will be quite so forgiving however, still remains to be seen.