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Mayweather To Buy Clippers? No Issues With Sterling

By Rick Reeno

Five division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. has revealed his interest in purchasing the Los Angeles Clippers. Earlier today, NBA commissioner Adam Silver banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life and fined him $2.5 million dollars for making racist comments. Silver wants to apply pressure on Sterling to sell the team.

The Sterling saga first started several days ago, when a taped telephone conversation was leaked to the press, where Sterling asked his girlfriend to stop bringing "black people" to his games. He made several other racial remarks in the course of the conversation.

Mayweather has already spoken with his adviser Al Haymon about the possibility of purchasing the team. Mayweather is a huge basketball fan and often seen courtside, especially in Los Angeles for games involving the Clippers, and their hometown rival the Lakers.

"I called Al today about that to see if me, Leonard [Ellerbe] and Al, and, hopefully [Golden Boy] Richard [Schaefer] and a couple of other guys, a couple other of my billionaire guys, we can come together and see what we can come up with," Mayweather said. "I can't come in talking about Mayweather only gonna get 3 percent, 4 percent. I got to get a solid percentage. Do we want to buy the Clippers? Yes, we do."

Regarding Sterling himself, Mayweather says he doesn't have any problems with the Clippers owner and made it clear that Sterling has always treated him with respect.

"Donald Sterling, he's been getting a lot of negative press and my thing is this.....I don't have nothing negative to say about this guy. He's always treated me with the utmost respect. He has always invited me to games. Has always told me, 'Floyd, I want you to sit right next to me and my wife,'" Mayweather said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Resilient on 05-01-2014

[QUOTE=peplz;14486112]Lol at the term 'reverse racism'. Believe me when I tell you that this term was created by and for prejudiced white people as a way to justify racism against blacks in America. There really is no such thing. What…

Comment by Resilient on 05-01-2014

[QUOTE=hitking;14483176]To me, a racist is someone that HATES people of other races. That's not who I am. I tip black waiters and waitresses better than those of other races. I'll give a black bum on the street money, but won't…

Comment by budfr on 05-01-2014

"my billionaire friends:". Pathetic. This coward doesn´t get fined for his racist remarks??

Comment by PAC-BOY on 04-30-2014

[QUOTE=hitking;14487031]You're entitled to your opinion. But just a couple of hours ago, a childhood friend of mine's face was flashed all across the local news because he's wanted for shooting his pregnant girlfriend and another guy. And my FB timeline…

Comment by Beercules on 04-30-2014

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