Magic Johnson still doesn't hate Donald Sterling

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Magic Johnson has responded to LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling in a typically positive fashion after another tirade by Sterling in an interview with Anderson Cooper Monday night.

Sterling questioned whether or not Magic was a good enough role model for the children of LA, citing Johnson's battle with HIV as a reason.

During the interview with Cooper, Sterling said that Magic has 'AIDS' and he also questioned Johnson's charity efforts.

Magic only has HIV, as is well known, and in his own interview with Cooper Tuesday, the LA Lakers legend began his defense against the tirade from Sterling.

Johnson said of Sterling that he just "wish he knew the facts when he's talking."

Adding, "But he's a man who's upset and he's reaching," he told Cooper. "He's trying to find something that he can grab on to help him save his team. And it's not going to happen."

Sterling was banned for life by the NBA after a recording of racist comments he made against Johnson and others became public.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver has maintained throughout that he would encourage the NBA Board of Governors to force Sterling to sell up.

Despite the heartache that Sterling has clearly caused Johnson, the NBA legend still wants to 'pray' for him.

“And again, I’m going to pray for the man because even if I see him today, I’m going to say hello to Donald and his wife as well,” Johnson added. “I’m not a guy who holds grudges and all that. Yes, am I upset? Of course!

“But at the same time, I’m a God fearing man and I’m going to pray for him and hope things work out for him.”

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