Now that controversial Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned from the NBA for life, a steady stream of potential buyers have come forward to show interest in the franchise, which is valued at $575 million,. The list is a who’s who of celebs, including rap moguls Rick Ross and Sean Combs, who took to Twitter to show their interest in making a joint bid for the team. Combs, aka Diddy, tweeted “I will always be a Knicks fan, but I am a business man. #DiddyBuyTheClippers #NameYourPrice.” The pair may have some competition, however, as boxer Floyd Mayweather said he is “very interested” in putting together “a group of billionaires” to buy the team. Of course, right now this is just speculation as 75 percent of NBA owners would have to vote for Sterling to be forced to sell his valuable team.
Chicago Blackhawks Will Not Be Wearing Pride-Themed Jerseys: Here’s Why
In December of last year, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, president of Russia, signed expanded LGBTQ laws, one of which is the LGBTQ propaganda law. This bill makes it illegal for anyone to promote same-sex relationships or suggests that non-heterosexual orientations are “normal.” This is, in part, a defense against US influence in Russia since the president equated the US’s LGBTQ freedom to devil worshipping and did not understand the need for that freedom to be expanded worldwide: “Let them live there, do not touch us.”