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Magic Johnson found himself in the middle of a racial firestorm this weekend when audio of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling instructing his girlfriend to not associate with Blacks, Johnson included.

Magic shot back at Sterling via twitter. He would even suggest that he nor his wife would step foot into a Clippers game as long as Sterling is in charge.

If rumors are true, Magic won’t have to worry about Sterling for too long.

Magic Johnson and Guggenheim Partners, the business group with whom Johnson purchased the Los Angeles Dodgers, reportedly have at least preliminary interest in purchasing the Clippers should Sterling be willing (or forced) to sell.

“Magic’s absolutely interested,” one source told Yahoo Sports’ AdrianWojnarowski.

Johnson and the Guggenheim investors purchased the Dodgers for arecord $2.15 billion in 2012. Guggenheim Partners is a massive collective of deep-pocketed business moguls that includes billionaire Mark Walter and former Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals president Stan Kasten.

Johnson would be great addition for a foundation that has just now stumbled on any kind of success as a franchise.

Source: Bleacher Report

Johnson and Walter also partnered to purchase the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA. The franchise was in danger of contraction or relocation without stable financial backing.