REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus
People are lining up to buy the Los Angeles Clippers after NBA commissioner Adam Silver moved to force Donald Sterling to sell.
The bidding war is expected to exceed $1 billion according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo.
Here are the people who want to buy the team, according to published reports/rumors in the 24 hours since Silver announced Sterling’s punishment (in order of plausibility):
- Oprah/Larry Ellison/David Geffen
- Magic Johnson, with the group that owns the Dodgers
- Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
- Oscar de la Hoya
- Rick Ross
- Frankie Muniz
That’s quite the assortment of people!
The takeaway here is that these are very early days. Sterling could try to drag the NBA into court, delaying the sale for an indefinite period of time.
But for now it’s fun to speculate.