ESPN reported Wednesday that Winfrey may team up with entertainment mogul David Geffen and Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison to purchase the franchise.
Oprah Winfrey considering teaming with David Geffen & Larry Ellison to make bid to buy Clippers, sources tell ESPN. pic.twitter.com/7biRYYb0Nt
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 30, 2014
Winfrey forcefully rebuked Sterling on Tuesday, condemning the owner's "plantation mentality."
The NBA imposed a lifetime ban on Sterling after a recording of him making racist remarks touched off a maelstrom of criticism. NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he will urge the league's Board of Governors to force Sterling to sell the team.