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Moguls Winfrey, Geffen, Ellison Weigh Bid for Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers aren’t even for sale, and deep-pocketed celebrities from Oprah Winfrey to Magic Johnson are already lining up to consider bidding for the National Basketball Association team.

Winfrey, the former talk-show host turned network owner, is discussing a joint bid for the Clippers with fellow billionaires David Geffen, the ex-music industry executive, and Oracle Corp. Chief Executive Officer Larry Ellison. Irving Azoff, the former chairman of Live Nation Entertainment Inc., is also putting together a group, he said in an e-mail. Johnson, the Hall of Fame basketball player and part owner of baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers, said he was interested.