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Report: Oprah May Bid To Buy The Clippers

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Chris Pizzello

ESPN reported Wednesday that Winfrey may team up with entertainment mogul David Geffen and Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison to purchase the franchise.

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.