Report: Oprah, others may be interested in purchasing Clippers


LOS ANGELES - According to an ESPN article released Wednesday, Oprah Winfrey is considering partnering up with David Geffen and Larry Ellison to make a bid to buy the Los Angeles Clippers if the NBA’s board of governors votes to force Donald Sterling to sell the team.

Geffen previously tried to buy a controlling stake in the Clippers in 2010, but that bid was rejected by Sterling.

Ellison, Oracle’s CEO, has attempted to purchase several sports teams in previous years.

ESPN reported Geffen and Ellison are interested in joining Winfrey on the bid for the Clippers.

NBA commissioner Adam Sterling said in an announcement Tuesday that he wants Sterling to sell the Clippers. He also banned Sterling from the Clippers and league for life, and imposed a $2.5 million fine on him.

The ESPN article also mentioned Magic Johnson, Sean Combs and Floyd Mayweather among names interested in purchasing the team.

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