We stumbled upon this nifty article on ESPN that weighs all the pros on why basketball legend Magic Johnson should use the money from the sale of his Los Angeles Lakers’ stock ownership and use it to buy up the Dodgers.

It argues  that his stake in the ownership of the team could help save the franchise and make the Dodgers a winning team again because of these reasons…

The bullet points on why Magic Johnson should buy the LA Dodgers after he sells his Lakers’ stock:

  • Johnson’s agent Lon Rosen insists he’s not using the money to invest in the Detroit Pistons (his hometown team), so why not go to the logical choice of the local baseball team in the city he’s spent most of his life living in?
  • It would be a great public relations move to buy the Dodgers because Johnson has defined sports in LA from his bronze statue outside the Staples Center to influencing another basketball great, Kobe Bryant.
  • The cultural significance of his ownership: Johnson could become the first black owner in Major League Baseball of the team that had the first black player.
  • Johnson is a winner, plain and simple. Since his last championship ring from his playing days in 1988, Johnson has been building an empire by making smart business moves from staying invested with the Lakers throughout their championships over the past ten years to partnering with Starbucks, maybe the smartest business move ever.

Are these enough reasons why Magic Johnson should buy the Lakers and help restore them to their former glory and wipe away all the scandal happening with the current owners Frank and Jamie McCourt? The ball is in your court, Johnson…

Do you have any other reasons why Johnson should buy the Dodgers? Share them below and Gary and Lisa will read them on CBS2 tomorrow! Read the full story over at ESPN.

Comments (5)
  1. Laurie Ackerman says:

    Show me the Magic and we will all see great sports teams second to none!

  2. Al says:

    PLEASE BUY THE DODGERS! We all have fond memories of winning in L.A. If you do purchase the team and do not win right away, we will take comfort in knowing that you are trying your damnedest to do so! Bring some creditably back to the greatest proudest franchise in baseball!!!!

  3. Julia says:

    I think it would be great if Magic bought the Dodgers! Maybe he can rub some of his talent onto them.

  4. Melinda Miller says:

    Yes I think that would be the best thing for LA. fans. He knows how to sell tickets!! His business knowledge is awesome!

  5. Bettiie24 says:

    I must admit, this business would benefit not only Magic but also the team and most importantly the fans!!! I am an 18 year old die-hard female Dodgers fan and this particular rumor has me constantly checking up on all the latest news. Magic purchasing this enriching franchise would not only bring him thousands of dollar investments, but the fans ourselves would actually look at this very historic team in the hopes of a needed champioship! Lets make sooome MAGIC happen!!!

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