Magic Johnson Responds To Sterling: He’s Just Trying To Save His Team (VIDEO)

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May 13, 2014 6:38 p.m.

Magic Johnson responded to Donald Sterling in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, after the Los Angeles Clippers owner criticized the basketball legend for having “AIDS” and for not helping minorities on Monday.

Johnson said that he will “pray for the man” in a teaser clip from the interview, which will air on CNN Tuesday night.

“He’s reaching. He’s trying to find something he can grab onto to help him save his team,” Johnson said about Sterling lashing out at him.

Johnson said that while he’s upset at Sterling’s accusations, he would still say hello to him and his wife if he saw them on the street.

“I’m not a guy who holds grudges and all that,” he said.

He also defended his work to help minorities.

“My whole life is devoted to urban America, so I just wish he knew the facts when he’s talking,” Johnson said.

Watch the clip via CNN:

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