Now that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has made his ruling, deciding to fine Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling $2.5 million and ban him from the NBA, most players and several owners around the league, want Sterling to lose all control of the Clippers and hope he is completely stripped of the team.
In fact, NBA Players’ Union Vice President Roger Mason, Jr. believes the NBA will strip the entire Sterling family of the team.
If that does indeed happen, boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is interested in buying the Clippers.
Apparently, fellow boxer Oscar De La Hoya would like to join him.
“When it comes to business, what better than two minorities? The commissioner wanted to see more minority ownership in the NBA,” De La Hoya told Bob Velin of The USA Today. “If he wants more minorities involved in the NBA, what better than me and Floyd to be part of a potential ownership group?
“I love Los Angeles and I am the face of Los Angeles, and what’s better than to be part of that ownership group of the Los Angeles Clippers. Los Angeles is my home. I was born and raised here and it would be an honor to be part of the ownership group.”
De La Hoya has been very successful since retiring from the ring. He started Golden Boy Promotions and owns a piece of the Houston Dynamo.