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  • FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2013, file photo, Oprah Winfrey smiles before being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House in Washington. If Donald Sterling is compelled to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the list of potential buyers will have more stars than the team's roster. Winfrey leads the list of wealthy luminaries who announced their interest in purchasing the club shortly after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Sterling from the league for life.

      FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2013, file photo, Oprah Winfrey smiles before being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House in Washington. If Donald Sterling is compelled to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the list of potential buyers will have more stars than the team's roster. Winfrey leads the list of wealthy luminaries who announced their interest in purchasing the club shortly after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Sterling from the league for life.

  • FILE - In this June 7, 2009, file photo, Music mogul Sean Combs sits courtside during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Orlando Magic in Los Angeles. If Donald Sterling is compelled to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the list of potential buyers will have more stars than the team's roster. Combs tweeted his interest in going after the Clippers.

      FILE - In this June 7, 2009, file photo, Music mogul Sean Combs sits courtside during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Orlando Magic in Los Angeles. If Donald Sterling is compelled to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the list of potential buyers will have more stars than the team's roster. Combs tweeted his interest in going after the Clippers.

  • FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2013, file photo, Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. watches the Los Angeles Lakers play the Sacramento Kings during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. If Donald Sterling is compelled to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the list of potential buyers will have more stars than the team's roster. Mayweather Jr. wants to form a group to buy the team.

      FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2013, file photo, Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. watches the Los Angeles Lakers play the Sacramento Kings during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. If Donald Sterling is compelled to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the list of potential buyers will have more stars than the team's roster. Mayweather Jr. wants to form a group to buy the team.

 
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LOS ANGELES -- If Donald Sterling is compelled to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the list of potential buyers will have more stars than the team's roster.

Oprah Winfrey leads the list of wealthy luminaries who announced their interest in purchasing the club shortly after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Sterling from the league for life.

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Winfrey's spokesperson confirmed Wednesday she is already in discussions with record-label mogul David Geffen and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison to pool their vast resources for a bid.

They won't be alone, either. Music mogul Sean Combs tweeted his interest in going after the Clippers, and boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. wants to form a group to buy the team.

Celebrities ranging from Matt Damon to Oscar De La Hoya expressed interest in joining an ownership group.

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