Floyd Mayweather Jr Wants To Buy The LA Clippers, Defends Sterling. Just like many other people in the entertainment business, Floyd Mayweather has expressed serious interest in buying the Los Angeles Clippers. On Tuesday he was quoted as saying, “I am very, very interested.” Mayweather alluded to the fact that he and his team of investors are interested in more than a minority stake in the team. “I can’t come in here talking about Mayweather only going to get 3% or 4%,” Mayweather said. “I got to get a solid percentage. But do we want to buy the Clippers? Yes we do. We are very, very interested in buying the Clippers.”
Of course Mayweather definitely has the money to buy the Los Angeles Clippers. The champion boxer will make another $40 million or more Saturday night when he takes on Marcos Maidana in the third fight of a six fight deal with Showtime that is reportedly worth $250 million. The big question is this. If Mayweather purchases the Clippers franchise would he relocate the team to his hometown Las Vegas? Mayweather told USA Today, “No, we will leave the Clippers right where they are at.”
Mayweather also came to Sterling’s defense, denying he had any negative opinions about him despite the leaked audio of Sterling’s racist remarks. “I don’t have nothing negative to say about the guy,” Mayweather said. “He’s always treated me with the utmost respect and he has always invited me to games, always. And he always says, ‘Floyd, I want you to sit right next to me and my wife.'” Despite Mayweather’s desire to buy the Clippers, he could have a few issues if he decides to pursue the purchase. He served a jail term in 2012 after pleading guilty to domestic violence and harassment charges involving the mother of his children and he is a big sports better, often wagering six-figure amounts on NBA games.