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    Oprah Winfrey "in Discussions" to Buy Los Angeles Clippers—Get the Details!

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    Oprah Winfrey's always been a baller, so why shouldn't she own a professional basketball team?!

    Well, maybe she will soon! The media mogul is "in discussions with David Geffen and Larry Ellison to make a bid for the Los Angeles Clippers should the team become available," her spokeswoman Nicole Nichols confirmed in a statement Wednesday.

    In other words? Oprah & Co. could be buying the Clippers from Donald Sterling if the 80-year-old owner decides to—or has no choice but to—sell his team following the NBA's decision to ban him for life.

    Oprah spoke out against Mr. Sterling's controversial comments on CBS' This Morning Tuesday, saying, "I'm waiting to see what they're going to do, because something has to be done....It feels like a plantation mentality in the 21st century, in 2014, it just doesn't fit."

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    And if anyone can put words into action, it's this 60-year-old media empress! But Oprah "is not interested in running the team," Mr. Geffen told ESPN (who was first to report the news of about Ms. Winfrey considering buying the Clippers.). "She thinks it would be a great thing for an important black American to own [another] franchise."

    "The team deserves a better group of owners who want to win," he continued. "Larry would sooner die than fail. I would sooner die than fail. Larry's a sportsman. We've talked about this for a long time. Between the three of us, we have a good shot."

    They're not the only ones interested in the Clippers, though. Although Magic Johnson debunked reports he was hoping to buy the team, other including Sean "Diddy" Combs, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and even former child star Frankie Muniz have publicly expressed interest in adding NBA team owner to their résumé.

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