Oprah Winfrey is considering buying the L.A. Clippers with music mogul David Geffen and Oracle’s Larry Ellison.
The revelation came as the NBA board of governors voted to force Donald Sterling to sell the team.
NBA commish, Silver banned Sterling for life, fined him $2.5 million, and said he will press the other teams to support his desire to make Sterling sell.
“I fully expect to get the support I need from the other NBA owners to remove him,” Silver said. source
Geffen, with a net worth that Forbes estimates at $6.2 billion, reportedly tried to buy at least a controlling stake in the Clippers in 2010 but was denied by Sterling. Ellison has also attempted to purchase several sports teams in recent years.
Oprah Winfrey is part of a group that is considering a bid to buy the Clippers if Donald Sterling is forced to sell the team.