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NBA commissioner lashes out at Clippers owner's comments on Magic Johnson

  • FILE - In this May 19, 2012, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, left, and his wife Rochelle watch during the second half in Game 3 of an NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference semifinal against the San Antonio Spurs in Los Angeles. An attorney representing the estranged wife of Clippers owner Donald Sterling said Thursday, May 8, 2014, that she will fight to retain her 50 percent ownership stake in the team. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    FILE - In this May 19, 2012, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, left, and his wife Rochelle watch during the second half in Game 3 of an NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference semifinal against the San Antonio Spurs in Los Angeles. An attorney representing the estranged wife of Clippers owner Donald Sterling said Thursday, May 8, 2014, that she will fight to retain her 50 percent ownership stake in the team. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Shelly Sterling, below, watches the Clippers play the Oklahoma City Thunder along with her attorney, Pierce O'Donnell, in the first half of Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, Friday, May 9, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Shelly Sterling, below, watches the Clippers play the Oklahoma City Thunder along with her attorney, Pierce O'Donnell, in the first half of Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, Friday, May 9, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has issued a new rebuke to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling over his comments about Magic Johnson in an interview.

Sterling repeatedly disparages Magic Johnson's HIV status and dismisses his business and charity work in an interview that aired Monday with CNN's Anderson Cooper.

Sterling apologized in the interview for the racist remarks that earned him a lifetime NBA ban from Silver last month, but when the subject turns to Johnson, Sterling repeatedly refers to Johnson having "AIDS" and says he is no role model for children.

The commissioner's statement says he apologizes on behalf of the NBA to Johnson, who "continues to be dragged into this situation and be degraded by such a malicious and personal attack."