A few months ago we learned that Magic Johnson joined the ownership of the Washington Commanders, an NFL team. At the time, many wondered why one of the best players in basketball history chose to play American football and not NBA basketball. Yes, he’s been involved with the Lakers making front office decisions during his time and advising now, but he’s never taken a step toward becoming a franchise owner. Now he explained the reason: he just felt like being part of the ownership of two NBA franchises.
Exactly. In an interview with Tim Reynolds on Associated Pressthe legend of the basketball sport points out that he turned down opportunities to join different NBA ownership groups because of his loyalty to the Lakers, and that for this reason he will consider the possibility of being part of a ownership group -his for it. and another organization that excites you.
“I think because of the way the fans love basketball, you can imagine that, because I love going to New York and going to the Garden and watching the Knicks play. I love being with the fans who are very passionate about their team and the Knicks, in addition to being smart. They are fans who know basketball and I will think about it. another franchise.”
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That said, Johnson admits he hasn’t discussed it with Madison Square Garden CEO James Dolan; Yes, he didn’t want to see her. In any case, he was fine in his current state.
“That’s something you have to think about, about being a minority owner of that team. But apart from them, I’m just going to stay with the Lakers and even in my role now, as a fan, I’m happy to play this role with the Lakers because, I repeat, I bleed gold and purple, sentence.