Feb 16, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; NBA legend Magic Johnson laughs during the 2014 NBA All-Star Game Legends Brunch at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Magic Johnson: I could be a NBA owner tomorrow


Since disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling began dominating the headlines because of the racist comments he made to mistress V. Stiviano, Magic Johnson has also been a hot topic of discussion.

Sterling has taken aim at Johnson on multiple occasions, but the most interesting topic has been whether or not he will end up becoming a NBA owner.

Johnson has expressed interest in owning a NBA franchise, and he believes that he could do just that as soon as he determines the time is right. If that time came tomorrow, Johnson is confident there would be no hurdles.

“I could be an owner tomorrow. I could have been an owner. My friends who own Golden State asked me to join them. I could have been an owner of the Golden State Warriors. My friend Tom Gores owns Detroit Pistons. I could be an owner tomorrow with the Pistons. He asked me to come be part-owner of the Detroit Pistons,” Johnson said, via NBC Sports.

While those job offers were probably appealing to Johnson, there is one team that he wouldn’t hesitate to buy.

“What I really would want to do is own the Lakers,” Johnson said.

Magic Johnson was previously a part owner of the Lakers, but he sold his share and no longer holds any stake in the team. If he could take that sale back, it appears that he would.

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  • Paul J. Lorona

    Laker purple and gold forever …