News: Dr. Dre, Diddy & Rick Ross Alert, LA Clippers Sale Plans Revealed
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 10:30AM
West Coast music mogul Dr. Dre, Diddy and Rick Ross should start counting up their stacks as reports claim a deal for the Los Angeles Clippers franchise could go down as early as this week. #Deadline
According to reports, ousted owner Donald Sterling's wife is ready to take on any and all offers.
Shelly Sterling will accept offers this week to buy the Los Angeles Clippers ... and a frontrunner is a group led by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer ... TMZ Sports has learned. We broke the story ... Shelly met with Ballmer Sunday at her Malibu home, and our sources say his group made "a very competitive offer." Sources tell us .. Shelly and her lawyer Pierce O'Donnell have put the word out ... they'd like to make a deal THIS WEEK. We're also told NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is aware of what she's doing. O'Donnell would not comment but we're told Shelly and Silver have an open line of communication. (TMZ)
Earlier this month, bogus reports about music mogul Dr. Dre purchasing the Clippers hit the Internet.
An article saying Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling sold his team to Dr. Dre is fake. The article, titled "Donald Sterling Accepts Dr. Dre's Bid to Buy Los Angeles Clippers for $1 Billion Cash," was posted on Cream Bmp Daily, a "satire" website. According to Cream's disclaimer, the website doesn't post real news. (The Epoch Times)
Diddy revealed an interest in buying the Clippers in late April.
"I will always be a Knicks fan, but I am a business man. #DiddyBuyTheClippers #NameYourPrice," Puff wrote April 29.
"Seriously....I applaud Commissioner Silver and the @NBA for quick and decisive action. #BiggerThanBasketball" (Diddy's Twitter)
Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. has also publicly come forward about possibly owning the franchise.
Boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. said Tuesday that he's interested in putting together a group - with himself as a majority owner - to buy the team if it is put up for sale. "Do we want to buy the Clippers? Yes we do," Mayweather said. "I'm very, very interested in buying the Clippers." (CBS News)