With Donald Sterling’s lifetime ban announced, speculation over the Los Angeles Clippers’ potential new ownership has been ignited. Magic Johnson and Floyd Mayweather have been mentioned, but it’s someone from outside the sporting world that has everyone as excited as Tom Cruise during his early days with Katie Holmes.
That person, of course, is Queen of All Media Oprah Winfrey.
[Winfrey] is considering teaming with David Geffen and Larry Ellison to make a bid to buy the Los Angeles Clippers if the NBA board of governors votes to force Donald Sterling to sell the team, sources told ESPN.
Geffen, a music and film mogul 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 rebuffed by Sterling.
Ellison, the CEO of Oracle, a business software and technology company, has attempted to purchase several sports teams in recent years.
Geffen’s and Ellison’s potential interest has been previously reported, but sources told ESPN they are considering joining with Winfrey on the bid for the Clippers, who could draw the interest of some of the world’s wealthiest people.
Oh, please let this happen. The games can be shown on OWN during the day, when the target audience is at home. Every fan can be welcomed with a surprise gift under his or her seat. A recording of Oprah yelling things can be played when the opposing team is on offense for maximum distraction.
Hell, Oprah can coach the team because Oprah can and will do everything.