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Magic Johnson Wants to Own the Dodgers

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Johnson is looking to be the face of the new Dodgers ownership.

Magic Johnson Wants to Own the Dodgers

Magic Johnson wants to buy the Dodgers, putting one of Los Angeles' most beloved sports figures in pursuit of the city's cherished baseball team.

Johnson announced his bid in an interview Friday with Times columnist Bill Plaschke.

"I love baseball," Johnson told Plaschke. "I've been a Dodgers fan and gone to the park many, many times."

Johnson would be the face of a high-powered ownership group that would include Stan Kasten, the former president of the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals, and Mark Walter, chief executive of Guggenheim Partners, a financial services firm that controls over $125 billion in assets. The firm is headquartered in Chicago and New York, with an office in Los Angeles.

It's definitely cool that Magic might own a team in Los Angeles where he had so much success. But will he just add to the long history of star players-turned-executives failing miserably? Yeah, I'm looking at you, MJ and Isiah.

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LA Times

Buster Olney


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