Magic Johnson: Danny Ferry ‘Deserves Second Chance’ After Apologizing

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Danny Ferry isn’t too popular in the court of public opinion these days, but he managed to mend fences with a prominent member of the NBA’s African-American community Tuesday.

The Atlanta Hawks’ general manager, who currently is on an indefinite leave of absence after audio was released of him making racist remarks about Miami Heat forward Luol Deng, sat down with Magic Johnson and apologized for his comments, according to Johnson.

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The former Los Angeles Lakers star apparently came away from the meeting impressed and thinks Ferry deserves a second chance.

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A vote of confidence from Johnson certainly carries weight, as the Hall of Famer lauded NBA commissioner Adam Silver in April for imposing a lifetime ban on former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

Johnson also chimed in with some advice for Atlanta’s CEO.

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Thumbnail photo via Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports Images

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