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In my childhood I briefly met Larry Bird and other members of the 1979 Indiana State Sycamores team that met Magic Johnson and the Michigan State Spartans in the NCAA championship game. It shaped me in so many ways.Similarly Jack Carney's childhood involved a chance encounter with Marvin Harrison:
My second and more important memory came later during the same year inside of a local Sherwin Williams. The largely unknown rookie was signing autographs at the store, and apparently my parents were the only people in town who had the foresight to know that Marv was going to someday be one of the greatest wide receivers to ever live. Mel Kiper has nothing on Julie Carney. As far as we could tell, my family was the only one to show up to meet the future legend. We were nervous and quiet. Marvin was equally nervous and equally quiet (turns out he’s always this way). My brother and I received autographed footballs and took a picture with the surprisingly very average sized man. Instantl...
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Former Washington Nationals president Stan Kasten is reportedly part of an ownership group with former NBA legend Magic Johnson that will attempt to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers from embattled owner Frank McCourt, the Los Angeles Times reports.
"Stan Kasten is my man," Magic told the LA Times. "He's a winner, he's built two incredible organizations, and he...
Having sold his stake in the Lakers last year, Magic Johnson tells the LA Times that he’s now interested in owning a piece of the city’s legendary baseball team: “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. ‘I love baseball,’ Johnson told said. ‘I’ve been a Dodgers...
At a time when MLB wants to restore the Dodgers' brand after years of damage under the ownership of Frank McCourt, Earvin "Magic" Johnson is a major player in a group that wants to buy the team.
Magic Johnson, the Laker legend-turned-businessman, has lined up the Guggenheim financial services firm and respected baseball executive Stan Kasten in hopes of buying the Dodgers.The crowded fast break of prospective Dodger owners suddenly has an all-star businessman and community leader holding the ball.
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by: Andrew Jaggers
Being from Central Indiana, the “heart of basketball country”, the joke is that you are born with two things: a basketball and a jump shot. Most kids my age were dreaming of last second shots as the clock ran down, playing like Larry Bird, playing at Indiana for the legendary Bob Knight, or winning state championships.