Magic Johnson Responds to Donald Sterling's Lifetime NBA ban

Magic Johnson speaking at a fundraiser for the Saginaw Promise scholarship program.

Michigan native Magic Johnson is responding to the NBA commissioner's decision to ban an owner from the league for life.

The NBA says the decision was made after audio recordings surfaced of L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling making racist remarks.

"I'm just happy that Commissioner Adam Silver came down hard and showed that we can't let people get away with this, even if you are an owner," said Magic Johnson Tuesday night at a scholarship fundraiser in Saginaw.

Johnson called on Sterling to apologize for the remarks but also spoke of the need for forgiveness.

Magic Johnson dismissed rumors that he is interested in buying the team.

"No. There have been no talks of that. People link me to the team. I've been linked all to this situation but we hope that the Clippers get a great owner," said Johnson.

He was in Saginaw at a fundraiser for the Saginaw Promise scholarship program, which helps students in the area with the cost of going to college.