CARSON CITY, Nev. — Bunny Ranch brothel owner Dennis Hof said today that he is forming a prospective ownership group with his high-paid prostitutes, clients, and celebrity friends to purchase the L.A. Clippers basketball team from controversial owner Donald Sterling.
Hof also said he is banning Sterling from his brothels because of his recently reported racist remarks. The National Basketball Association (NBA) issued a lifetime ban of the L.A. Clippers owner for racially insensitive comments brought to light by his former girlfriend, V. Stiviano.
The brothel king told XBIZ that all of his 540 working girls have been asked to join in on the consortium of prospective buyers. "Each one of our girls sent emails to their clients inviting them to join in. We've also reached out to NBA players and rock stars like Vince Neil," Hof said.
Sterling, a real estate mogul is being pressured to sell the franchise. Hof, who owns a total of seven legal brothels throughout Nevada, said that Sterling was joining a dubious group of previously ostracized public personalities including NFL quarterback Michael Vick and "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson who have been told that they are persona non grata with any of Hof's multi-cultural courtesans. While Hof would not confirm or deny that Sterling had visited the Bunny Ranch in the past — citing privacy restrictions — he insisted that his zero-tolerance shunning notice was dead-serious.
“Teams ranging from the Green Bay Packers to the Boston Celtics have had great luck in allowing their fans to participate in ownership,” Hof said. “I think the notion of an embattled team like the Clippers being rescued from the clutches of a hateful racist by a multi-ethnic group of successful business women is just what the NBA needs to improve the tarnished image of this once-great sports franchise.”
Hof also offered Stiviano a position.
"Ms. Stiviano was brave enough to stand up for what she knew to be right in spite of the financial repercussions to her, and any business partnership would benefit from such a selfless display of ethics. I would like to offer her a position with our ownership group as vice president of player relations. This team has been ripped apart, and hiring the woman who righteously pled the case for racial equality to this old Jim Crow throwback, would be the perfect choice to mend the fences with those men on the court."
Hof said his one hesitation in making a bid centers around his friendship with the Buss family, who own the rival L.A. Lakers.
"Johnny Buss has been a dear friend for years. I hate to go into competition with his family, but a friendly cross-town rivalry might be just what Los Angeles needs," Hof said.