Magic Johnson Is ‘Interested’ in Buying LA Clippers If NBA Drops Donald Sterling

According to a new report, the NBA legend is mulling the idea after the firestorm over owner Donald Sterling’s racially inflammatory comments

Getty Images

Magic Johnson is interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers from controversial owner Donald Sterling, according to a new media report.

“Magic’s absolutely interested,” an insider told Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. “This is 100 percent Magic’s plan.”

Also read: LA Clippers Controversy: Donald Sterling’s Racist Rant – The Extended Version (Audio)

Sterling came under fire this weekend after racially inflammatory audio was leaked to TMZ, including a segment berating his girlfriend V. Stiviano about an Instagram picture she took with the former NBA star.

Johnson was outraged by the comments and called upon the NBA to take immediate action, including stripping Sterling of his ownership duties.

Also read: Snoop Dogg Sends Message for ‘Chickens—t Motherf—er’ LA Clippers Owner

“Something has to be done, and if that means him losing the team, then that has to happen,” Johnson said this weekend. “The league has to come down hard and make a statement.”