2014-04-28 10:37:00 by Metro Networks, Inc.
(Los Angeles, CA) -- Donald Sterling's tenure as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers could have an unexpected and unique ending. Sources tell Yahoo! Sports that Hall of Famer Magic Johnson is very interested in purchasing the franchise from Sterling. The NBA could help forge a deal for Sterling to sell the team to Johnson and Mark Walter of the Guggenheim Partners, who also own the Los Angeles Dodgers. The same group also purchased the cash-strapped Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA in February. Sterling has come under fire after TMZ acquired an alleged recording of him making racially-charged remarks to his girlfriend. Sterling specifically told his girlfriend that he didn't want her associating with Magic Johnson or bringing him to games. The NBA will likely hand down sanctions to Sterling in the coming days.