Katt Williams Donates $1,600 to Arsenio Hall's Bid to Buy Clippers

Monday, 05 May 2014 06:33 PM

By Morgan Chilson

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Comedian Katt Williams has donated $1,600 to Arsenio Hall's fundraising campaign to drum up $1 billion so he can buy the Los Angeles Clippers.

The basketball team may be for sale soon after owner Donald Sterling was banned from the NBA for racist comments.

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Williams donated the wad of bills to Hall on the show while chatting about the topic.

"My business partners at the IRS have authorized me to put $1,600 into whatever you plan on doing. (It's) not much... (but) we are in the Clipper business!" Williams told Hall.

Numerous celebrities have said they would be interested in buying the team, including Oprah Winfrey.

At one time it was rumored basketball star Magic Johnson might be throwing his hat in the ring, too, but he told USA Today last week that he was not considering doing so right now.

Now Hall has added his name to the list of potential Clippers owners, although it’s unclear if his entry into the foray is real or just a joke. In a video on his show last week, which talked about Sterling’s comments, Hall said the current Clippers owner “did the impossible and alienated black people from the sport of basketball." Hall announced that he would begin collecting funds to meet his $1 billion.

“The Clippers deserve a better owner. They deserve an owner who will represent everybody. There’s only one problem," Hall said on his show. "I ain’t got a billion dollars. I want you to bet on me. You buy it, I’ll run it. Let me put your money where my mouth is.”

Hall told people not to send him money, but to go on Twitter and use #ArsenioClipStarter to pledge their support of his campaign, and many did.



Comedian, actor and writer Yul Spencer mentioned coughing up some big bucks:





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