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It’s no secret that I’ve been pom pomming for Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to purchase the Los Angeles Dodgers and help restore them to glory. Iconic franchise, newly minted Superstar player- Matt Kemp, Owww- great stadium location… I can go on and on with reasons why it would be a great look for Cuban. And apparently he agrees as he’s said to be making a bid for the team. But now, a dark horse has pulled a group together to enter the race.
Former Lakers superstar and one of my personal favorite NBA players to ever touch the court, Magic Johnson is also making plans to make a play for the franchise.The former Lakers star and businessman is partnering with Mark Walter, CEO of financial firm Guggenheim Partners, and former Washington Nationals president Stan Kasten on an effort to acquire the team.
Magic owning the team would be epic on several levels. 1. No African-American has ever owned an MLB franchise. How fitting that should it happen, it would be the with the Dodgers, t...
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Mark Cuban, the owner of the NBA champion Dallas Mavericks, said Thursday that he plans to participate in the bidding process for 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.
The former Lakers star, who would be the face of a high-powered ownership group, says he wants to make the baseball team great again.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.
In case you haven’t heard, Mark Cuban has a great and spectacular “BCS Buster” plan. It’s to take 4 teams that do not have conference championship games and put them in a pair of games at the end of the year (but before the BCS games, of course) and have it count towards the BCS. The idea got some press, originally, and then faded away…until now.
Now, Andy Staples has...
I am sure this is not how Mark Cuban envisioned his grand spectacle celebrating a championship. It was supposed to happen at the beginning of November against a young Bulls team. It was not supposed to happen Christmas Day against the team they defeated for the championship.
Talk about spitting in the Devil's face or kicking a team when it is down.
Maybe that has something to...
The Dallas Mavericks won't receive their 2010-11 championship rings in a ceremony on Christmas Day, on national TV, before they take on the Miami Heat team they felled in the Finals last June. And the Mavericks aren't declining to hold the ceremony because they don't want to be jerks in the face of the Heat, or raise the ire of a team that could run roughshod over them...
At a time when Major League Baseball wants to restore the Los Angeles Dodgers’ brand following years of damage under the ownership of Frank McCourt, Earvin “Magic” Johnson — arguably the most popular athlete in the city’s history — is a major player in a group that wants to buy the team.
“I’m a big baseball [...]
One of the world's most beloved sports stars said in an interview Friday that he is interested in one of baseball's most prized franchises -- the LA Dodgers.
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Magic Johnson announced plans for a bid Friday.
"I'm excited to have the opportunity to be part of the Dodgers legacy and bring...
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...
Magic Johnson, who is assembling a group to try to buy the Dodgers, told The Los Angeles Times that he had enlisted financing and the help of Stan Kasten, a former Braves and Nationals president.
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.
The Mavericks will unveil their championship banner on Christmas, but won’t be getting their rings, which is not unusual considering the lockout has thrown everything out of balance.
Mark Cuban wants to convene with Dirk Nowitzki , Jason Terry and Jason Kidd on the design of the rings and contact between players and owners/management remains off [...]