Owner of the Los Angeles Clippers — Donald Sterling, became one of the most hated men in the USA after he made some racist comments to hi girlfriend in his home.
Donald Sterling was banned for life from the NBA over racist comments but has finally apologised and asked for forgiveness in his first public statement since the controversy began last month, CNN said on Sunday.
In an interview to be broadcast today, Sterling told CNN he made a terrible mistake but was not a racist.
“I love my league, I love my partners. Am I entitled to one mistake? It’s a terrible mistake, and I’ll never do it again,” Mr Sterling said in the interview, according to CNN. “I’m here to apologise. The reason it’s hard for me, very hard for me, is that I’m wrong. I caused the problem. I don’t know how to correct it,” he tells CNN.
His comments came about two weeks after National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver fined the billionaire businessman $2.5 million and banned him for life after a tape surfaced of Mr Sterling telling a female friend not to associate with black people.