Oprah considers buying the Clippers

WASHINGTON — Oprah Winfrey is considering joining David Geffen and Larry Ellison in a bid to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers, CBS News reports.

Winfrey is among a number of potential buyers for the team.

Geffen is a music mogul worth $6.2 billion, according to Forbes. Ellison is the head of Oracle.

Other well-known people who are said to have an interest in the team include Dr. Dre, P. Diddy, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Rick Ross. Real-estate tycoon Rick Caruso also may have an interest.

ESPN reports Geffen tried to buy a stake in the team four years ago.

Current owner Donald Sterling will need to be convinced to sell.

The NBA banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling from professional basketball for life on Tuesday and fined him $2.5 million in an unprecedented rebuke for racist comments.

The Clippers defeated the Golden State Warriors, 113-103. The win came hours after the NBA banned Sterling.

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