1 May 2014

Celebrities queue up to buy LA Clippers

8:43 am on 1 May 2014

Hollywood moguls, sports stars and rappers have all voiced interest in taking over the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team after the NBA urged owners to expel the disgraced billionaire Donald Sterling in the wake of a racism row.

The NBA commissioner Adam Silver banned the 80-year-old Sterling from the game for life for comments he made about blacks, but a three-quarters majority of the remaining 29 owners must agree before the ban can be applied.

The LA Clippers are valued at 660-million dollars.