Boxing’s pound-for-pound boss Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Golden Boy Promotions founder Oscar De La Hoya showed interest in having a piece of Los Angeles Clippers basketball team. In a report from Yahoo Sports Kevin Iole, Mayweather told that he’s interested in buying the Clippers.
“You know with me, I can’t come in here and talk about, ‘Mayweather’s only going to get three percent, four percent.’ I’ve got to get a solid percentage. Do we want to buy the Clippers? Yes, we do. We’re very, very interested in buying the Clippers.“
As per Bad Left Hook De La Hoya also said that he’s interested in owning a piece of the Los Angeles Clippers.
“The league has made it known that it wants more minorities involved, and as a proud Mexican-American, I will bring a different perspective to the NBA in general, and the Clippers in particular,” said De La Hoya. “
The Los Angeles Clippers is believed to sell franchise as owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life from the NBA after a racist remarks. You can listen to Donald Sterling’s recorded tape here. Sterling also fined $2.5 million following racist comments he made over the phone with his ex-girlfriend, V. Stiviano.
I don’t know if Mayweather and De La Hoya are serious about the possibility of owning Clippers. It might be just sort of throwing their selves into this hot issue that the basketball world has been following about in order to hype the upcoming fight of Floyd Mayweather Jr. partly promoted by Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions.
In a separate report in Fox News according to this video clip Jim Gray says Donald Sterling says Clippers ‘not for sale’.