It appears that Magic Johnson is interested in bailing out the L.A. Clippers.
Johnson, the former L.A. Lakers point guard, is reportedly interested in purchasing the Clippers on the heels of owner Donald Sterling’s racist comments that were caught on tape, according to Yahoo Sports.
"This is 100% Magic's plan... if the owners can't force [Sterling] to sell, they need to be held accountable to change the bylaws so they can," one member of the NBA's Board of Governors told Yahoo Sports on Sunday. "A fine and suspension is meaningless, and that'll be seen as a lack of acceptance that the league and owners are responsible for this ass----."
Johnson and a group of his investors that purchased the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012 have expressed interest in owning an NBA team for some time.
The NBA legend was also named a few times in the phone recordings between Sterling and his girlfriend V. Stiviano, that TMZ first reported.
The Clippers players protested Sterling’s comment before Game 4 against Golden State on Sunday by taking off their practice uniforms, setting them at centre court, and turning their warm-up jerseys inside out.
The NBA is still investigating the racial remarks Donald Sterling allegedly made, and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the league plans on finalizing the investigation in a few days.