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Yao not interested in buying Clippers

AFP-JIJI

Yao Ming on Saturday denied a report that he was lining up investors to bid for the Los Angeles Clippers if embattled owner Donald Sterling has to sell.

“I can’t confirm it because it is completely a rumor,” Yao told reporters when asked about the report at an NBA event in Taipei.

“Currently I don’t have such a plan” to buy any NBA team, said the former Houston Rockets star.

ESPN.com reported last month that Yao was the latest celebrity to be linked to a potential Clippers bid since Sterling was engulfed in a scandal over racially charged remarks that became public in April.