Boston's own Matt Damon, who has sat court side at many Celtics-Lakers games, appeared on CNBC after the announcement that the NBA was taking action to remove Donald Sterling as the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, and stated he could possibly be interested in becoming a minority owner of the Clippers if the opportunity presented itself.
Actor Matt Damon may be vying for a new role—part-owner of the National Basketball Association's Los Angeles Clippers.
"I unfortunately don't have Donald Sterling money," Damon told CNBC on Tuesday. "But if Magic (Johnson) wants to put people together, I'll jump in as a super tiny minority investor."
Damon told "Closing Bell" no one has contacted him about investing in the Clippers. But the 43-year-old, a Boston native and die-hard Boston Celtics fan, said he just wants to see Sterling go.
"I think a lot of us are really excited to get him out of the NBA. So whatever it takes."
As an avid Celtics fan living in LA, Damon has a knack for ticking off the Lakers (for example, when Phil Jackson told Damon to sit down and shut the f#*k up during the 2008 finals), so it might be fitting for him to support their in-town rivals.
Check out his appearance on CNBC in the video below:
Photo: SI.com Danielle Hobeika 5/02/2014 12:46:00 AM Tweet