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If Matt Kemp is trying to get in good with the man who is likely to be his new boss, he’s going about it all wrong. The Dodgers outfielder was ecstatic to hear that Magic Johnson was fronting the ownership group that won the bidding for the franchise, saying “that’s tight.” While Magic will likely love hearing that response, he probably won’t be as thrilled to hear that Kemp believes he could take Magic on the court. “Probably not back in the day,” Kemp said, laughing, according to the LA Times. “I’d definitely take him one-on-one now. I don’t think he’s shooting hoops no more. He’s wearing suits now. He’s writing my checks.” Kemp’s not alone — shortstop Dee Gordon also thinks he could take Magic, though as Tony Gwynn Jr. says, Gordon believes he could beat anyone. Magic’s 52 and obviously nowhere near playing shape, but he probably still has game. I’ll take the former three-time NBA MVP over the guy who should have won NL MVP last season, but don’t tell that to Matt

Padres 6, Dodgers 5

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Former NBA superstar Magic Johnson beat Wall Street billionaire Steve Cohen to purchase the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to the Wall Street Journal. Others in contention for the MLB team were Stan Kroenke and Tony La Russa. The reports revealed on Tuesday night that Johnson’s consortium bought the LA side from previous owner McCourt (who bought the franchise for 430 million dollars...

Magic Johnson group purchases LA Dodgers for $2 Billion

Magic Johnson and his ownership group have purchased the Los Angeles Dodgers for $2 billion. The largest price paid for a professional sports franchise in history. Also apart of the ownership group,  Peter Guber-who is also one of the owners of the Golden State Warriors, Stan Kasten (former President of the Washington Nationals), Bobby Patton and [...]

Magic Johnson's Ownership Group Wins Auction for Dodgers, Jose Canseco Already Looking for Job

Magic Johnson spent much of his NBA career making others around him better. Los Angeles Dodgers fans are hoping that the Hall of Famer can do the same thing for their baseball team as part of the franchise's new ownership group. Johnson and the rest of his ownership group won an auction to purchase the Dodgers on Tuesday night for a little more than $2 billion. The historic deal...

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The Los Angeles Dodgers needed a little Magic after what they endured in the past two years, which includes filing for bankruptcy and a bitter divorce between their owners. But yesterday, team owner Frank McCourt announced new owners for the team who have agreed to buy the Dodgers spear-headed by none other than Magic Johnson. The deal was finalized just hours before the team was...

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Unless there is a major snafu, Frank McCourt will pass the ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers to a group led by Magic Johnson on April 30. While many now know that the deal (actually two. One side deal is for the land and parking lots around Dodger Stadium) totals $2.15 billion, the details around the sale are just now coming to light. Here’s the latest: How Much Debt is in...

Jose Canseco offers to play for Los Angeles Dodgers for free

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Economists think Magic Johnson’s group overpaid for the Dodgers, but should fans care?

As the excitement from getting out from under Frank McCourt‘s reign dies down a bit, we’ll have to start analyzing exactly what the hell just happened, both good and bad. Well, in an effort to do exactly that, Arash Markazi of ESPN Los Angeles talked to economists about the sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers

Magic Johnson’s group wins Dodgers bidding for $2 billion, Frank McCourt profits

Dodgers fans rejoiced Tuesday night when it was revealed the ownership group fronted by Magic Johnson won the bidding to purchase the team. Their $2 billion winning bid blew away any previous amount paid for a North American sports franchise. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross paid $1.1 billion for his franchise in 2009 while the next highest amount for an MLB team was $845 million for...

Dodgers To Be Sold To Magic Johnson's Group

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are sold to Magic Johnson, Stan Kasten & Friends for a Ton of ...

I’ll comment on the Orioles later in a few posts, however, I did want to mention what happened on the left coast night with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Well, it looks like a consortium of a bunch of well-do-people led by Magic Johnson – who we all know played for the Los Angeles Lakers back in the day - and longtime baseball executive Stan Kasten came to an agreement to purchase...

Who Ya Got: Satanic, Teleporting Frank McCourt Or Magic Johnson In A Top Hat?

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Are The Dodgers Worth $2 Billion Dollars?

This isn’t one of those articles where the headline is written as a question and then I attempt to answer the question in the post. This time, I really am asking a question that I don’t think I know the answer to, and I’d love to see a good discussion in the comments about the $2.15 billion price that Magic Johnson’s group just paid for the Dodgers. Here’s what we know...
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