“What if the reason Sterling told [his girlfriend] V Dot that he didn’t want her showing up in pictures with Magic [Johnson], is that he knew that Magic was gonna make a play for his team?” Rush wondered.He then went on a long-winded rant tying V. Stiviano with Magic Johnson, questioning whether the release of Sterling’s racist rant was some kind of House of Cards style setup.

Here is the transcript, via The Wire:

RUSH: Look at this. Looky here. Look what I just found at Yahoo News. Headline: ‘Exit Strategy for NBA Donald Sterling: Sell Clippers to Magic Johnson.’ YahooNews.com. I haven’t clicked on the link yet. I just got this right as the break was ending so I haven’t had a chance to click on it, but there it is: ‘Exit Strategy for NBA Donald Sterling: Sell Clippers to Magic Johnson,’ and that would make it all better.

That would make it all good, and Sterling would be a hero again.

Well, I don’t know he’d be a hero, but it would be okay. Now, what if Kareem wants ’em, though? What if Kareem’s group doesn’t have the money that Magic’s group has got? Didn’t Magic try to buy the Dodgers? V. Stiviano’s involved with Dodgers players. Folks, there’s an intricate web being woven here. This babe, this sugar baby’s all over L.A. sports. She with Sterling. She’s with Magic.”

The conspiracy may be outlandish, but Rush Limbaugh is right about at least one part — Magic Johnson does appear to be interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers. Whether he orchestrated the Donald Sterling controversy, however, is quite another story.