It's pretty early to be speculating on who might be positioning themselves to buy the L.A. Clippers from racist owner DONALD STERLING . . . you know, since the team isn't even for sale yet. But that won't stop anyone.
The paparazzi asked OPRAH WINFREY if she'd be interested . . . and she said, quote, "No, I won't be buying the Clippers, but I hear MAGIC JOHNSON might be."
But Oprah wasn't being 100% forthcoming, because she IS making a play.
Oprah's rep has actually CONFIRMED it. She said, quote, "[Oprah is] in discussions with David Geffen and Larry Ellison to make a bid for the Los Angeles Clippers should the team become available."
Other people that have been mentioned as suitors for the Clippers are Dr. Dre, Diddy, Rick Ross and Floyd Mayweather.