The Los Angeles Clippers franchise figures to be on the open market sooner rather than later.

Two renowned rappers have already stepped up and expressed their interest.

Rick Ross and Diddy both sent out tweets today to their followers expressing their interest in purchasing the team:

Diddy got word of this twwet and followed it up with this beauty:

Of course it's quite possible these two moguls are joking, but with Jay-Z and his past investment and subsequent sale of the Brooklyn Nets anything is possible.

You wouldn't be able to tell if Diddy is kidding or not, in 2014 Forbes estimated his net worth at $700 million.

It was announced on Tuesday afternoon that Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been assessed a lifetime ban for an audio recording obtained by TMZ.

It will also be suggested to the 29 other NBA owners that a sale be made.