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Donald Sterling on Racist Rant: 'I'm Asking for Forgiveness'

6/17/2014

By Todd Cunningham
TheWrap

Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Sunday said that his racist comments were "a terrible mistake and I'll never do it again."

He made the apology in an exclusive interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper at the NBA owner's home in Los Angeles.

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"I'm a good member who made a mistake and I'm apologizing and I'm asking for forgiveness," he told Cooper. "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? It's a terrible mistake, and I'll never do it again."

The comments come nearly two weeks after National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver announced a lifetime ban and a $2.5 million fine for Donald Sterling on April 29, following racist comments from the 80-year-old, which were caught on tape and released to the media.

The interview will air Monday night at 8 p.m. on "Anderson Cooper 360."

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