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NBA Hall of Famer Ervin “Magic Johnson is leading a group pushing to purchase the Los Angeles Dodgers.With the franchise in bankruptcy court after years of poor management under former owner Frank McCourt, Major League Baseball is hoping to find a group that can restore one of the league’s most hallowed and popular teams to the top of the National League.Mark Walter, the CEO of Guggenheim Partners, is the major money behind the group, while Stan Kasten, the former president of the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals, would serve as baseball operations, and Johnson would be assigned president of vice president.The sale process could begin next week. Local media is reporting that Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is also interesting in bidding for the Dodgers.
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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.
Right now in Los Angeles, saying you are part of a group trying to buy the Dodgers is like saying you’re writing a screenplay. Everyone is doing it. I’d expect the Kardashians to be in a group within the week. And now Magic Johnson is in as well, although he has both the money and…
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Los Angeles Times: Magic Johnson will front a group that is saying all the right things.
In searching for the right fit for his Dodgers dreams, Johnson researched six prospective bidders, then interviewed each of them, beginning each session with one question.
“I asked them, ‘What is your play here; do you want this team for the baseball or the real estate?’” Johnson said...
LOS ANGELES (AP) Magic Johnson has joined a group bidding to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Magic Johnson has joined a group bidding to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers. The former Los Angeles Lakers superstar and part-owner said Friday he's partnering with former Atlanta Braves executive Stan Kasten and wealthy investor Mark Walter to join the auction for the Dodgers, who will be sold by Frank McCourt.
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Johnson says that he has always been a baseball fan and that he loves the Dodgers, having been to many games, according to him. He is an...
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers could be ready for a little Magic.
Magic Johnson has joined a group bidding...
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.
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...
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...
Lakers great Magic Johnson said Friday he is part of a group hoping
to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Former Lakers star Magic Johnson has thrown his hat into the derby to buy the Dodgers from current owner Frank McCourt, the basketball Hall of Famer told the Los Angeles Times on Friday.
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