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By Jim Peltz, Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES—Music and film mogul David Geffen is interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers if NBA Commissioner Adam Silver succeeds in persuading other NBA owners to force a sale of the team, Geffen’s office said Tuesday.

“If the Clippers become available he would be interested in buying the franchise,” his office said via e-mail, adding that Geffen was not available to elaborate.

Geffen, with a net worth that Forbes estimates at $6.2 billion, reportedly tried to buy at least a controlling stake in the Clippers in 2010 but was rebuffed by owner Donald Sterling.

Silver, responding to controversial remarks about blacks purportedly made by Sterling, issued sweeping sanctions against the owner Tuesday. Sterling was banned from any association with the team for life and fined $2.5 million.

Silver also said he would urge the league’s other owners to force a sale of the team.

Another billionaire, real estate developer Rick Caruso, told the Los Angeles. Times on Monday that he also would be interested in leading or joining a new ownership group for the Clippers.

Sterling bought the Clippers in 1981 for $12 million, but the club is now worth at least $575 million and is the league’s 13th most valuable franchise, according to Forbes’ annual list of NBA team valuations.

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Donald Trump Jr.

Screenshot from Twitter

You've probably heard about Donald Trump's claim that his Democratic rival got "a big fat se onhot in the ass" before delivering a nearly perfect performance on a recently televised town hall. Or his more recent demand that Joe Biden get a "drug test" before their debate on Tuesday night. Having spent months lowering expectations for Biden, the Trumps are now busily defaming him as a junkie.

But that particular slur backfired spectacularly over the weekend when the Trump campaign posted a bizarre video of Don Jr. -- seemingly in a condition that called for rehab services. As his father might put it, "many people are saying" that the presidential spud looked and sounded like someone abusing a controlled substance. (His slurred message was disturbed too, something about an "army of able-bodied men and women" to intimidate voters).

It's both funny and sad to watch Don Jr. decompensate on Twitter. (More funny, though.)

Click and judge his condition for yourself.