Following reports that Donald Sterling will be forced sell his team, Oprah Winfrey, David Geffen and Larry Ellison are considering banding together to buy the Los Angeles Clippers.
Music mogul Geffen told ESPN that he and Ellison (who founded Oracle) would run the Clippers but Winfrey would invest in it.
"Oprah is not interested in running the team," Geffen told ESPN. "She thinks it would be a great thing for an important black American to own [another] franchise." An Oprah spokesperson confirmed the report to ESPN, while NBA commissioner Adam Silver said that he'd "always like to see [the league] become more diverse."
Geffen has had previous business deals with Ellison (the two co-owned a "superyacht" together for four years) and has also been friendly with Oprah for years. On CBS This Morning Tuesday, Oprah said of Sterling and the NBA, "I'm waiting to see what they're going to do, because something has to be done."
"YOU GET AN NBA TEAM AND YOU GET AN NBA TEAM AND YOU GET AN NBA TEAM AND...sorry no, just I do." - Oprah, 2014.
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