Arenas willing to forgive Sterling over racial slur

Reuters/The Sports Xchange

Posted at May 14 2014 04:21 PM | Updated as of May 15 2014 02:14 AM

Former NBA guard Gilbert Arenas said Tuesday that he is willing to forgive embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for his racially insensitive comments.

Meanwhile, Magic Johnson called the situation sad and said he would pray for Sterling after the former Los Angeles Lakers guard was criticized in an interview with CNN that aired Monday night.

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Stan Van Gundy is at or near the top of the wish list for the Detroit Pistons and Golden State Warriors, and each franchise is likely to make a lucrative offer.

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Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin made it clear during a news conference on Tuesday that star guard Kyrie Irving had no input on the firing of coach Mike Brown.

"Any -- any -- insinuation that Kyrie Irving had anything to do with this decision is patently false," Griffin said, according to the Plain Dealer. "It's unfair. He was not consulted on this decision, nor was he consulted on the previous decision. It's a completely unfair assertion and one that I want everyone to understand very clearly that is not a narrative we are going to go with."

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Phoenix Suns guard Archie Goodwin was arrested in his native Arkansas last week and charged with charged with disorderly conduct.

The 19-year-old Goodwin, who completed his rookie season in the NBA last month, was taken into custody outside a skating rink in Little Rock after he was told twice by authorities to stop cursing and being aggressive toward another person. He then attempted to break away from a trooper after the arrest, according to Arkansas State Police public information. (Editing by Frank Pingue)