Since the NBA announced that they would like to force Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to sell his team, there has been a discussion about someone like Magic Johnson potentially taking over the franchise and becoming the owner.
However, another very wealthy man is throwing his name into the mix.
Enter boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr.
“Once I get ownership in the Clippers, I can no longer bet,” Mayweather said during a pre-fight media session for his fight this weekend against Marcos Maidana, via Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports. “Do we want to buy the Clippers? Yes we do.”
Mayweather also stated that he has never had any negative interaction with Sterling.
“He’s treated me with respect always. Always,” Mayweather added.
Mayweather certainly has the bankroll to own a team and he could lead a group to ownership with plenty of support thanks to his friendship with players around the league, but it would be interesting to see whether or not the league would be okay with handing a team over to a man with such a rich betting history.
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