Along with Floyd Mayweather, former fighter and Golden Boy founder and President Oscar De La Hoya says he's interested in owning a piece of the Los Angeles Clippers, a team that may be for sale in the not too distant future after the NBA banned owner Donald Sterling for life, and said they would try to force a sale of the franchise.
"The league has made it known that it wants more minorities involved, and as a proud Mexican-American, I will bring a different perspective to the NBA in general, and the Clippers in particular," said De La Hoya. "I was born and raised in Los Angeles, I know what it takes to run a successful sports entity and nothing would make me happier than to bring an NBA Championship home to Southern California sports fans."
De La Hoya, 41, has some stake in the Houston Dynamo franchise of Major League Soccer, with AEG the controlling controlling partners and De La Hoya and Gabriel Brener having some input. This would be a bigger deal, obviously, but if De La Hoya were
On Sterling, whose ban came due to racist remarks, De La Hoya said, "I applaud NBA commissioner Adam Silver for his quick and decisive action regarding in the Donald Sterling situation, and his forward thinking will push the league toward a positive future. There is no room for racism and unfair treatment in any professional sport, or in life in general. I hope to be a part of positive change for the league."