Oprah to Buy Los Angeles Clippers?!

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It's no fun owning a pro sports franchise when you can't even attend the games, so with the LA Clippers' Donald Sterling being banned from the NBA for life, it's safe to assume he'll be selling the team soon. 

Several celebrities have expressed an interest in investing in the Clippers in the likely event that Sterling is forced to sell, but there may only be one with the cash and clout to buy the team outright: Queen Oprah.

Winfrey announced yesterday that she intends to make a bid on the team if an when the Clippers hit the auction block.

Speaking with ESPN, possible co-investor David Geffen stated that Oprah "does not intend to run the team," but simply "thinks it would be a great thing for an important black American to own the franchise."

As one of the richest women in the world, Oprah could likely make the purchase on her own, but she's reached out to Geffen and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison to form a billionaire power trio that will likely be able to outbid any other potential buyers. 

Other celebs who have expressed an interest in buying the Clippers include Sean Combs, Floyd Mayweather, and Oscar De La Hoya.

Given her reputation for generosity, we're guessing Blake Griffin and company are hoping Lady O will be their new boss. "You get a car to dunk over, you get a car to dunk over...."

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