Over the weekend, controversial audio was released of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling giving his then-girlfriend a tongue lashing for hanging with minorities after she posted a picture of her and Magic Johnson on Instagram. His racist comments have left many feeling uneasy and now a source exclusively tells Yahoo! Sports that Magic Johnson and his Guggenheim partners have expressed interest in buying the Clippers franchise.
LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s comments about African Americans are a black eye for the NBA.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 26, 2014
A league official who is involved in the buying and selling of the franchise says that “This is 100 percent Magic’s plan.” Another source connected to the former Laker’s business interests said that “Magic’s absolutely interested.” The players expressed how they felt about the ordeal during Game 4 of the playoffs against the Golden State Warriors (April 27) when they wore their warm-up suits in reverse. The 80-year-old Sterling could walk away with a $1 billion-plus sales price for the championship contenders if he decides to exit. The league is expected to come to a decision before Game 5 Tuesday, April 29.