- Associated Press - Thursday, May 1, 2014

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - If Donald Sterling is compelled to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the list of potential buyers has more stars than their roster.

Oprah Winfrey is contemplating a bid. Sean Combs is a Knicks fan, but he wants in.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. wants the whole team. Matt Damon wants a tiny piece.

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,” spokeswoman Nicole Nichols confirmed in an email.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni resigned Wednesday after less than two seasons on the job.

Team spokesman John Black confirmed D’Antoni’s resignation, ending the brief tenure of the Lakers’ fourth head coach in less than three years.

D’Antoni went 67-87 after taking over the Lakers early in the 2012-13 season. He replaced the fired Mike Brown, who lasted just 71 games after replacing 11-time NBA champion coach Phil Jackson in 2011.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clippers guard Jamal Crawford will be named the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year for the second time in his career, a league official with knowledge of the award said.

The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the league hasn’t announced the award.

Crawford was the Clippers‘ third-leading scorer and the NBA’s top-scoring reserve with 18.6 points per game. He added 3.2 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game for the two-time Pacific Division champions.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker nursed a sprained ankle by pacing the floor awaiting the birth of his son, Josh.

Parker and fiancee Axelle Francine welcomed their first child early Wednesday, according to the San Antonio Express-News.

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