Boy, did Donald Sterling ever mess up. The billion-dollar mogul and owner of the Clippers put his foot in his mouth when he uttered abhorrent comments about Magic Johnson and other African Americans to his mistress. The audio was obtained by TMZ and Deadspin and once it hit the ‘Net, DS was done. Now, members of the rich gang are mobbing trying to make a play to by the franchise.
This list will update every time a celeb puts his or her hat in the ring.
The good doctor to the rescue? And free Beats in the suites to listen to the games? Hmmm.
Hashtag season has begun.
— Diddy (@iamdiddy) April 29, 2014
While being interviewed about his upcoming fight this weekend, Money Mayweather, who attends Clippers game, said he’s interested in forming a group to make a bid with his advisers and an executive at Oscar De La Hoya’s Gold Boy Promotions. Mayweather owns a residence withing walking distance of the Staples Center, were both the Clippers and Lakers play. While the boxing great didn’t defend Sterling, in the same interview, he relayed that the embattled owner has always treated him well.
“Donald Sterling, he’s been getting a lot of negative press, and my thing is this — I don’t have nothing negative to say about this guy,” Mayweather said. “He’s always treated me with the utmost respect. He has always invited me to games. Always. Has always told me, ‘Floyd, I want you to sit right next to me and my wife.’ I don’t know about the [alleged] mistress. But I’m talking about him and the wife.”
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
Already a successful entreprenuer, former champ De La Hoya wants his plate more full.
“The league has made it known that it wants more minorities involved, and as a proud Mexican American, I will bring a different perspective to the NBA in general, and the Clippers in particular,” De La Hoya told the LA Times. “I was born and raised in Los Angeles, I know what it takes to run a successful sports entity and nothing would make me happier than to bring an NBA championship home to Southern California sports fans.”
Not buy herself, but as a part of a group led by music and movie mogul David Geffen and software magnate Larry Ellison.
O’s name may make headlines, but Geffen is self made in a way Rick Ross could only dream about. Geffen made his riches in the music biz with his namesake label before crossing over to Hollywood where as one of three founders of DreamWorks he blew up like nitro. The powerful media titan has sniffed around the Clippers before as an investor but was rebuffed by Sterling.
My hitta, my hitta, you may have your work cut out for you.
— YG (@YG) April 29, 2014
This would be the type of poetic justice that ‘Pac and Janet were talking ’bout. The guy would Donald Sterling disrespected, who led the crusade to get Sterling ousted from the Clippers, then turns around (and turns his back on the Lakers, thus, reaaaally creating a rivalry) and scoops the team up like ice cream?