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Magic Johnson fielding offers for new sports ownership

Magicjohnson_300 Since Magic Johnson announced last week that he had sold his minority interest in the Lakers, his agent said the Hall of Famer has been contracted frequently in recent days about his interest in ownership opportunities in several sports franchises.

Johnson, who sold his 4.5% interest in the Lakers in a deal in which his son, Andre Johnson, 29, played a pivotal role in making it happen, has been contacted by several NBA teams, his agent Lon Rosen said Thursday.

Rosen said Johnson hasn't spoken with any NBA teams yet, but that it could happen soon.

Rosen also said Johnson's primary interest remains in "bringing the NFL [back] to Los Angeles."

Johnson said last week that he had spoken with the Golden State Warriors and would speak with the Detroit Pistons in the future. Both teams are in the final stages of being sold to new ownership groups.

Johnson, who works for ABC and ESPN, will have a one-on-one interview with Miami President Pat Riley that will air Friday before the Heat's home season-opener against the Orlando Magic Friday, Rosen said.

Johnson will conduct pre-game and post-game interviews for ESPN for the game involving Miami's Big Three of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

--Broderick Turner

Photo: Lakers Coach Phil Jackson greets Hall of Famers James Worthy (center) and Magic Johnson. Credit: Gus Ruelas / Associated Press

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Maybe Magic should team up with Eli Broad and Oscar Delahoya and buy Dodgers or bring NFL team back to LA.
I would like to see us get back the name LA Rams kinda like Cleveland kept the Browns name and St Louis rename their team and we start all over with the name and new team with owners willing to create a winner.

I look forward to Magic's softball interview with Miami's Big 3. He has such proven interviewing skills as a talk show host.

Don't expect to hear, "Lebron, do you think the pathological narcissism of calling yourself "The King" and "The Chosen One" and your posse's great idea to have you televise "The Decision" might have contributed even slightly to your lack of popularity?"

Instead it is more likely to be, "Lebron, when I see you bulling down the lane and knocking over Paul Pierce all I can think is "Woo! Woo!" Paul, you got to get out of the way of THAT train!"

As stated before on income taxes here are things all should know.
See these links and deny we are just slaves - even if we kept social securuty and medicare and remove federal income tax we would be better off.

Dang if we eliminate these unconstitutional income taxes more people can afford court side Laker tickets or any Laker tickets.

Posted by: JustaLakerFan | October 28, 2010 at 02:42 PM

JustaLakerFan - not going to get into politics here on the Lakers blog (not going to hit the links), but I tip my hat to you for turning them around to make it Lakers-related:

"Dang if we eliminate these unconstitutional income taxes more people can afford court side Laker tickets or any Laker tickets."

Posted by: 63 Footer | October 28, 2010 at 02:44 PM

No matter what blog it is knowledge the the power and if you choose not to look then so be it as it is your choice. I put links out there for people to be educated. As the saying goes you can take a horse to the water but you can't force him to drink. No slight towards you but as I said the truth is there for all our eyes to see. Choose to look or not that is your prerogative. Peace brother.

tbs- That's funny as HELL, Magic is still Tragic.

I really have lost a little respect for Magic with all of his ESPN "work." First he doesn't acknowledge Kobe as the best in the game, now he's a part of the stoogies who promote the false "big three."

It not only stinks, it reeks like a pair of unwashed gym socks covered in burnt dog turd.

The best name for the Miami Heat was the one I heard last night listening to the Clippers on the radio.
"The Alliance of Evil"
I'm going with it.
What do we play for? RINGS!!!
Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.

Magic has a great business sense. He has many tremendous qualities. Interviewing is not one of them as his TV show will attest. @tbs Submit your resume ... I'd love to hear those questions asked!!

The way ESPN is covering Miami this year must hide their true hidden agenda. The ESPN suites are trying to get out of their hellhole in Bristol and move operations to South Beach.

Oh, no!
Here we go again.
Magic is going to buy a football team for LA...
And Magic is going to buy a basketball team(s)...
And Magic is going to run for mayor...
Then Magic is going to bring the Dems, GOP and Tea Partiers together after solving the nation's unemployment problem by opening Magic Theatres across the nation while only serving fruit and veggie snacks to eliminate obesity.
Please give it a rest Magic.
It's getting old.

Magic is the greatest Laker player ever and an even better businessman! Magic helped revive the NBA in the 80's along with Larry Bird.
I hope he purchases in NBA team, he will make any team great with his NBA knowledge, and players in the NBA would want play on his franchise. If the Lakers were smart they would make magic the GM and he would stay since he would help recruit players better than Mitch. When Jordan bought the Bobcats people weren't hating on him for leaving the Bulls Franchise or when he was with the Wizards. Whatever Magic does he will be successfully! Don't hate!



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