Oprah Winfrey in talks with Geffen, Ellison for possible Clippers bid

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Actress Oprah Winfrey, a cast member of the film ''Lee Daniels' The Butler'', poses at the film's premiere in Los Angeles August 12, 2013. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

Actress Oprah Winfrey, a cast member of the film ''Lee Daniels' The Butler'', poses at the film's premiere in Los Angeles August 12, 2013.

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Talk show host turned entertainment mogul Oprah Winfrey is in talks with billionaire media executive David Geffen and Oracle Corp CEO Larry Ellison to make a bid to buy the Los Angeles Clippers should the team become available, her spokeswoman said On Wednesday.

The statement from Winfrey came a day after the National Basketball Association imposed a lifetime ban against Clippers owner Donald Sterling for racist remarks attributed to him and moved to force him to sell his team.

(Reporting by Eric Kelsey; Writing by Steve Gorman; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)

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