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CNN Evening News for Wednesday, May 14, 2014
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The background to the CNN interview with Los Angeles Clippers basketball team owner Donald Sterling, who made racist remarks taped by girlfriend V. Stiviano that led to the NBA banning Sterling, presented; leaked audiotape with girlfriend V. Stiviano played; details given about the response from former player Magic Johnson. [Last night, JOHNSON - comments on Sterling.] [Filmmaker Spike LEE - comments.] [On Monday, STERLING - criticizes Johnson.] Statements from NBA commissioner Adam Silver in defense Johnson from Sterling's attack and the NBA's Mike Bass† quoted. [CNN's Rachel NICHOLS - gives the players' reaction.] [Clippers coach Doc RIVERS - reacts.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Unaired parts of the Monday exclusive CNN interview with Sterling presented. [On Monday, STERLING - blames the media, not the players; hopes he'll get another chance; talks about sponsors: they will come back; denies being a racist and is a good owner who made a mistake.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The threat of an NBA player boycott noted. [NBA Players Assn. vice president Roger MASON - comments on the players' unity, but LeBron James did not say he would boycott; states we forgive Sterling, but there is no place for a racist.]

Cooper, Anderson

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