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Could Magic Johnson Be the Next Owner of the Dodgers?
It's actually not as outrageous as it may sound: Former L.A. Lakers star Magic Johnson could be among those interested in the Dodgers, if the team goes up for sale, suggests the CBS Sports blog Eye on Baseball.
During a recent L.A. Times forum event, Johnson admitted he wouldn't rule out taking the helm, but says now isn't the time for such talk:
"If the Dodgers ever came up for sale...Would I take a look at it with some other people? Of course you would look at it. Because the brand is so strong. As we speak today, they do have an owner. It's never good to talk about an organization that already has an owner."
True, the Dodgers are owned by Frank McCourt right now, however the ball club is in some tough times, and McCourt's proposed plan for financial redemption was turned down by a judge in U.S. Bankruptcy court. The team could very well come up for sale.
Johnson also evoked the Dodgers franchise of yesteryear, and onetime owners the O'Malley family, who owned the team from its time in Brooklyn to 1998. "The O'Malley family were great owners," remarked Johnson.
See the Q&A via video: