Magic Johnson and the Guggenheim Partners want to buy the Los Angeles Clippers from Donald Sterling, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. The group already owns the Los Angeles Dodgers, and was reportedly rebuffed by the Buss family when trying to make a bid for the Los Angeles Lakers.
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.
"This is 100 percent Magic's plan," a league official intimately involved in the buying and selling of franchises told Yahoo Sports.
Johnson spoke strongly about the Sterling scandal on Sunday's NBA Countdown on ABC, urging NBA commissioner Adam Silver to punish Sterling harshly and Sterling to step away from the game. Now it appears Johnson himself could perhaps provide a resolution to this situation.
Donald Sterling Fallout
Clippers head coach Doc Rivers was noncommittal about his future with the franchise on Sunday, and there is immense public pressure for Sterling to be ousted. It's not just players, fans and media, either -- "across the league now, owners want Sterling out," according to Wojnarowski.
The foul words on the tape released from TMZ, allegedly from Sterling's mouth, originally put Johnson at the center of this controversy. It would be quite something if Johnson played a part in ending it.