In a rambling and terribly-advised interview with Anderson Cooper aired tonight on CNN, Clippers owner Donald Sterling attempted (and failed) to explain himself, inadvertently bringing up Cooper's sexuality along the way—while slamming Magic Johnson and other rich African-Americans for being stingy with their charity.
Sterling attempted to draw sympathy early with a story about his granddaughter.
My little grandchild goes to a Catholic nursery and they were passing around candy to everybody. When they got to her they said we don't give candy to racists. So it hurts me.
He continued to assert that he had been set up by V. Stiviano, denying her claims that Sterling had asked her to make the recording and that the argument was about jealousy, not race:
One of the things that I said was "don't bring blacks to my game." 25% of the people at my games is black. She would always use the black word. That's a black girl.
So when she said I'll bring four gorgeous black guys to the game, players, I was a little jealous, maybe.
Sterling used that construction ("gorgeous black guys") multiple times, which should remind you of something.