Oprah Winfrey in talks with Geffen, Ellison for possible Clippers bid

Talk show host turned entertainment mogul Oprah Winfrey is in talks with billionaire media executive David Geffen and Oracle Corp chief executive Larry Ellison to make a bid to buy the Los Angeles Clippers should the team become available, her spokes
Talk show host turned entertainment mogul Oprah Winfrey is in talks with billionaire media executive David Geffen and Oracle Corp chief executive Larry Ellison to make a bid to buy the Los Angeles Clippers should the team become available, her spokesman said on April 30, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Talk show host turned entertainment mogul Oprah Winfrey is in talks with billionaire media executive David Geffen and Oracle Corp chief executive Larry Ellison to make a bid to buy the Los Angeles Clippers should the team become available, her spokesman said on Wednesday.

The statement from Winfrey came a day after the National Basketball Association imposed a lifetime ban against Clippers owner Donald Sterling for racist remarks attributed to him and moved to force him to sell his team.