In what might be the greatest form of poetic justice we see this year, a wealthy black woman might be the next majority owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.
Billionaires, entertainers and athletes alike announced their intentions to pursue the Clippers with varying degrees of seriousness Wednesday, proving the longtime losers will be quite a prize if the NBA is able to wrest control of the team away from Sterling after his lifetime ban for racist remarks. Winfrey led the list, and the media mogul is already bringing in her friends. "Oprah Winfrey is in discussions with David Geffen and Larry Ellison to make a bid for the Los Angeles Clippers should the team become available," spokesperson Nicole Nichols confirmed in an email.
Donald Sterling is rich, but he ain't got Oprah money. Sterling will probably try to tie this up in court until he's dead, so we might have to wait until 2016, but then we'll also have to deal with the fact that, according to California law, Donald Sterling's wife owns half the team. And she ain't giving up shit. Unless their heads on pikes are some of Oprah's favorite things for summer.