Magic Johnson buying Clippers? Donald Sterling could be forced to sell.

Magic Johnson Might Buy the Clippers From Donald Sterling

Magic Johnson Might Buy the Clippers From Donald Sterling

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April 28 2014 12:05 PM

Magic Johnson Might Buy the Clippers from Donald Sterling

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Magic Johnson at a youth event in Oakland.

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Magic Johnson and his billionaire backers, the Guggenheim Partners, want a chance to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources told Yahoo Sports. "Magic's absolutely interested," one source closely connected to Johnson's business interests told Yahoo Sports on Sunday night.

Johnson and Guggenheim already own the Los Angeles Dodgers and the WNBA Los Angeles Sparks, so it's not a far-fetched idea on his end. The sticking point, of course, is that the Clippers are owned by Sterling, who has not been looking to sell. The idea, apparently, is that the NBA and Sterling's fellow owners will look to punish him to the maximum extent possible under the league's bylaws, which, combined with the presumed impossibility of his ever again interacting credibly with players, coaches, or staff, could force a sale.

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