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Magic Johnson admits he’s interested in buying Clippers

Magic JohnsonBefore NBA commissioner Adam Silver dropped the hammer on Donald Sterling, rumors were already circulating that Magic Johnson and his billionaire backers are interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers. Johnson was quick to deny the reports, probably because he works as an NBA analyst for ESPN and didn’t want his opinions to come across as biased. On Wednesday, Johnson admitted he is interested.

“I will be owning an NBA team sometime,” Johnson told a gathering of business leaders at a convention in Beverly Hills, according to Ben Bergman of 89.3 KPCC. “Is the Clippers the right situation? Of course. It’s one of the premiere franchises.

“I think the fans have already spoken. They would like us to own the team. But we have to wait and see.”

Now that Silver has basically guaranteed he will get enough votes to force Sterling to sell the Clippers, Johnson probably feels more comfortable making his intentions known. Everyone from Floyd Mayweather Jr. to a popular B-list actor has already expressed interest in buying the team, but Johnson would obviously be the most realistic.

The NBA would have to approve a new ownership group, and Magic and company would have no problem getting approval. Sterling is not going to give the Clippers up without a fight, so we’re still a long way off from anyone bidding on the team. When the time comes, expect Magic’s name to be 100% in the mix.

H/T Pro Basketball Talk



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  • FeatherRiverDan

    He hates the guy but is willing to give him millions of his dollars?????

  • Bii

    Oh, here’s a fine role model.

  • randy harrison

    Is this the guy who caught AIDS from extramarital activities while he was in the NBA? Then who kept playing until the other players told him to get out?

  • Omariafrinet

    FYI
    Mr. Sterling is a typical “EUROPEAN SETTLER COLONIAL BUSINESS
    MAN” operating on the land PIRATED FROM THE NATIVE PEOPLE AND DEVELOPED
    BY AFRICAN:”SLAVE LABOR” THROUGH GENOCIDAL TERRORISM !!!! LIKE HIS
    FELLOW EURO DESCENDANT BANKERS, MOVIE EXECUTIVES. INDUSTRIALISTS,
    POLITICIANS, CATHOLIC, PROTESTANT, EVANGELICAL AND OTHER “WHITE JESUS”
    RELIGIOUS LEADERS. The “WHITE SUPREMACY COURT” has ruled in the DRED
    SCOTT CASE THAT “A BLACK MAN HAS NO RIGHTS A WHITE MAN IS BOUND TO
    RESPECT”? What is new???? “THE MORE THINGS CHANGE THE MORE THEY REMAIN
    THE SAME”??? IT IS TIME THE AFRICAN AMERICAN BASKETBALL AND FOOTBALL
    PLAYERS FORM AND CONTROL THEY OWN MULTI ETHNIC LEAGUES AND THEN MERGE
    WITH THE NBA AND NFL!!!!! PLANTATIONS SHOULD HAVE MORE THAN JUST “WHITE”
    OWNERS IN 2014 FORWARD OR THE BLACK HORSES DON’T
    RUN!!!!…………….. TALENT EQUALS CONTROL.??????? Omari Tahir
    (omariAfrinet@yahoo.com) FOUNDER African American Heritage Museum and
    Culture Center and AFRICATOWN SEATTLE (SUPER SONICS)