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article imageSkechers considering buying the Los Angeles Clippers

By Armando Tamayo     May 4, 2014 in Sports
Los Angeles - American footwear company Skechers USA expressed their interest to bid for the ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, a move considered by their lead investment group to acquire a share from the Western Conference NBA team.
Skechers revealed their intention to have a professional basketball team just days after National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver handed a lifetime ban on longtime Clippers owner Donald Sterling for racist remarks.
Sterling was caught on tape, speaking to her girlfriend, "not to bring Blacks to his games." The statement which was first heard on TMZ drew outrage from NBA players, team owners and even US President Barack Obama. The punishment from the NBA commissioner demands Sterling give up ownership, through three-fourths vote from the owners of the 29 member teams of the league.
Skechers CEO Robert Greenberg said in a press release that 'the Los Angeles Clippers is a natural fit for the company, having traced its roots in Southern California.
Aside from Skechers, other potential buyers of the NBA franchise include David Geffen, Oprah Winfrey, Larry Ellison, Frankie Muniz, Oscar De La Hoya, Floyd Mayweather and Magic Johnson.
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