Magic Johnson finally admitted publicly that he remains interested in purchasing an NBA team with the Los Angeles Clippers a possibility.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports has reported consistently this week that Johnson and Guggenheim Partners would make a run for the Clippers if Donald Sterling is forced to sell.

“I will be owning an NBA team sometime," Johnson told a gathering of business leaders Wednesday at the Milken Global Conference in Beverly Hills. "Is the Clippers the right situation? Of course. It's one of the premiere franchises." 

Johnson is encouraged by the sentiment expressed by many fans.

“I think the fans have already spoken," Johnson said. "They would like us to own the team. But we have to wait and see.”

Johnson cautioned that any possible purchase "is a long way off," and he told KPCC he that expects Sterling to fight to block the sale of the Clippers.