If rumors are to be believed, Diddy might have a bit of a fight on his hands.
Oprah Winfrey is the latest name to be gunning to take ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, along with David Geffen and Larry Ellison — that is if the NBA’s board of directors forces Donald Sterling to sell.
Geffen said the Clippers would be run by him and Ellison, while Winfrey would be an investor.
“Oprah is not interested in running the team,” Geffen told Schaap. “She thinks it would be a great thing for an important black American to own [another] franchise.
“The team deserves a better group of owners, who want to win. Larry would sooner die than fail. I would sooner die than fail. Larry’s a sportsman, we’ve talked about this for a long time. Between the three of us, we have a good shot.”
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 for $600 million but was rebuffed by Sterling.
Geffen also told Schaap that superstar LeBron James was interested in playing in Los Angeles when he was a free agent in 2010. But James, who ultimately signed with theMiami Heat, told Geffen that he would not play for Sterling.
We’re all for it! Go Mama O!