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NBA News: Magic Johnson, Guggenheim Partners Want To Buy The Clippers

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The plot continues to thicken in the all the drama and aftermath of the Donald Sterling scandal. Along with President Obama, NBA commissioner Adam Silver, Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant putting their two cents in on the issue, Magic Johnson has taken his own stance on the matter.

Not only has Magic voiced his opinion, but the Hall of Famer appears to be making an aggressive move that could surprise a lot of Los Angeles Lakers fans.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Magic and his Guggenheim partners want to buy the Los Angeles Clippers:

Magic Johnson and his billionaire backers, the Guggenheim Partners, want a chance to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources told Yahoo Sports. “Magic’s absolutely interested,” one source closely connected to Johnson’s business interests told Yahoo Sports on Sunday night.

At this point in time, Sterling’s fate has yet to be decided. Silver addressed the media on Saturday after the news broke about Sterling, but hadn’t come to a decision on what to do about the situation.

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With all the backlash from the release of the alleged Sterling recording, a severe punishment is bound to follow. Silver made it clear that a decision would be made and announced on Tuesday in terms of what the NBA intends to do with Sterling.

Although potentially another brilliant acquisition by Magic and the Guggenheim Partners, it is a little surprising that the former face of the Los Angeles Lakers would buy a rival franchise.

Magic has had no problems expressing his opinions over the last few years about the direction of the Lakers franchise and has been criticized for some of the opinions he’s expressed publicly. If he does ultimately become an owner of the Clippers or at least pursues purchasing the team as the report suggests, it’ll be interesting to see the reaction from the Lakers brass and the passionate fan base.
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  • Harvey Hirsch

    If they buy the Lakers does that mean we won’t be able to see those games on TV either?

    • PacificSage

      Lakers? LOL
      Being an angry troll is bad for your logic.

    • Derrick Ford

      Lakers already have their on TWC Channel… TWC Sports Net… Which most all other Cable and Satellite Providers are already carrying.

  • PacificSage

    It seems inevitable. Plus it doesn’t hurt to have 200 billion in assets.

    With the poor decisions of Jim Buss, this could be the start of a new era.

  • Rick Fox

    Message to JIM: MAGIC BRINGING OUT THE KNIFE! You feel it slowly touching your back.

  • michael

    Buy them and move them to San Diego back.

    • Frank

      I agree

    • jeff

      Used to go to those games with about two thousand other people.

      • michael

        I honestly think, that the Clippers would be welcomed (under a new owner). They aren’t a Padres team, they are contenders.

        Most people in San Diego (including me) are Lakers fans. Most people in LA are Lakers fans, but San Diego would change to Clippers fans, so it would make some sense.

    • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

      Forget San Diego. I say move them back to Buffalo! Get them far, far away from Staples.

  • jeff

    Bad timing on this article Magic, makes it sound like you and the ho planned all this.

  • Clifford Paul

    How about focusing on the Dodgers? Just a thought.

  • SwaggyG

    I do not want them to buy the Clippers, let someone up in Seattle buy the Clippers and move them up there out of Los Angeles.

  • james

    i hope they can and i dont like the la clippers get the mother fucker out

  • kalamere

    So now we see that the “girlfiend” and Magic planned this taped set up of an old fool. Magic Johnson isn’t the “cleanser” for the Clippers’ He’s wanting to clean up with the Guggenheim partners in getting bargain rates from a man with old age dementia.
    How cruel can Magic be??? We are just beginning to see his true color is green.

    • Kenneth Simkins

      Magics group buying the Clippers will be good for the NBA!!!


    “group” ? More like mob….

  • Lionel Muggeridge

    well Magic certainly couldnt have orchestrated this whole thing better. almost as good as he was at being the ringleader of showtime basketball. having an affair with the ho, helping sell and release the tapes, acting all shocked and offended when the crap hit the fan, and now showing interest in buying the clippers. well played sir!! script writers couldnt have come up with such a story

  • jim c

    Just wait till Sterling exposes Magic for leaking taped conversation to media…

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