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Ex LA police commissioner ready to rescue Clippers from Donald Sterling

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With owners, fans, players, former-players, celebrities and even the President of the United States universally calling for Donald Sterling to leave his role as owner of the LA Clippers there has been talk of who could buy out the disgraced 71-year-old.

After his alleged racist remarks emerged over the weekend the likes of Magic Johnson have expressed an interest, but it is unlikely the former Laker has enough wealth to put together a major takeover bid.

But now one billionaire Angelino has added his name to the list of potential new owners - former city Police Commissioner and property developer Rick Caruso.

As reported by TMZ, Caruso told of his interest on Monday:

"If (The Clippers) become available, I would absolutely be interested," the real estate mogul explained.

And he already has some business associated in mind:

"We have a group still together from when we looked at the Dodgers...and if it makes sense I'll take a shot at it," continued Caruso.

Caruso's net worth was listed as $2.5 billion in 2012, and the billionaire was appointed as President of the Los Angeles Police Commission in 2001.

And while he has no past experience in sports team ownership, he is certainly a highly respected member of the LA community.

At present of course the Clippers are not up for sale, but with the NBA having called a press conference for Tuesday morning, and a lengthy suspension possible for Sterling, it seems that the owner's time in the league could be coming to an end.

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