- Kings’ Slava Voynov will face felony assault charge
- Tim Howard earns U.S. Male Soccer Athlete of the Year honor
- Is Robert Griffin III an NFL bust?
- Sharks close trip with uninspired loss 4-1 loss to Sabres
- Chargers notes: Seyi Ajirotutu fined, Ryan Mathews and Manti Te’O to return after bye
- Clippers’ concerns revolve around defense and rebounding
- Do the 49ers have an identity crisis?
- Marcus Lattimore injury: 49ers running back has bigger issue
- Klay Thompson signs 4-year, $70 million extension with Warriors
- VIDEO: Steve Ballmer scares his son with enthusiasm after Clippers’ win
Grant Hill, Yao Ming show interest in purchasing Los Angeles Clippers
- Updated: May 26, 2014
Despite the team not being for sale just yet, former NBA All-Stars Grant Hill and Yao Ming have separately expressed interest in buying the Los Angeles Clippers, according to sources close to the situation. Hill and Ming are among a group of many parties assembling to bid for the franchise once it if officially on the market.
Sources told ESPN.com on May 23 the two are working on getting together investors to lodge bids for the Clippers if and when the team is made vailable for purchase.
Sources also informed ESPN the same day that Donald Sterling will allow for his wife, Shelley Sterling, to negotiate a sale of the team.
Hill, who just completed his first year of retirement, has ties to the team after finishing his 19-season career in L.A. He has told sources within the league he is in the process of getting a team together to bid for the Clippers.
Yao, who was also part of the discussion of the Milwaukee Bucks sale, is working with a group of Chinese investors to purchase the team. He currently owns the Shanghai Sharks in China and has been heavily involved in the NBA’s effort to build a global brand.
Of course, all this news is assuming the league can force a sale of the team. Currently all signs point to that happening. Expect the number of parties interested in the team to reach double digits as estimates for the franchise are now ranging from $900 million upwards to close to $2 billion.
Latest posts by Rohit Ghosh (see all)
- 3 things we learned from Clippers’ 120-107 win over Suns - November 16, 2014
- 3 things we learned from Clippers’ 106-102 win over Blazers - November 8, 2014
- Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Clippers live game thread - November 8, 2014