Yao Ming may bid for LA Clippers: report
Retired basketball star Yao Ming said “anything is possible” amid speculation that the former Houston Rockets center is putting together a bid for the Los Angeles Clippers with Chinese investors.
Yao, who owns the Shanghai Sharks basketball team in China, is assembling a group to buy the Clippers franchise, sports channel ESPN reported on its website, citing unidentified sources.
The National Basketball Association told owner Donald Sterling last week that it intends to force a sale in the wake of racist comments that got him banned from the league for life.
“I know there are a lot of rumors, but I don’t think I have time to clarify the rumors one by one,” Yao, 33, told journalists on Sunday in Beijing, where he was attending a graduation ceremony at a basketball school named after him. “Nowadays, sports are globalized, and anything is possible, but so far, there is nothing substantial.” (Photo 2)