Mayweather, P. Diddy And Rick Ross Among Prospective Buyers For Clippers

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Hours after NBA commissioner Adam Silver banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life because of racially charged comments revealed to the public, many prospective buyers jumped at the idea of becoming new owners for the team.

Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr., who regularly attends Clippers games, publicly stepped up to express his interest in buying the team. He spoke with his adviser, Al Haymon, about teaming Mayweather Promotions chief executive Leonard Ellerbe, Golden Boy Promotions chief Richard Scharfer, and possibly others to propose a bid for the Clippers.

“We are very, very interested in buying the Clippers. We’ll keep the Clippers right where they’re at,” he said. “When I’m not boxing, I’m at the games all the time… me and my team do want the Clippers and we can afford the Clippers.”

On the other hand, Rappers P. Diddy and Rick Ross also took to their Twitter accounts to share their interests in buying the team. Puff is valued at $700 million, which is still not much compared to Sterling’s worth of $1.9 billion. Rick Ross may need to start saving up if he wants his name on the list with a networth value of just $35 million.

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Nonetheless, the Los Angeles Times revealed that Donald Sterling has no intention of selling the Clippers. However, the owner of the team for over 30 years may not have a say in the matter if three-quarters of the owners vote in favor of a sale.