BALLIN’!!! Magic Johnson Purchases The Los Angeles Dodgers For $2 BILLION!

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(Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

[photogallerylink id=20671 align=left]This past Tuesday Magic Johnson, baseball executive Stan Kasten and other business men, announced that they will be buying the Los Angeles Dodgers, baseball team, for $2 billion.

The Wall Street Journal reported on the deal saying:

“Basketball legend Magic Johnson led a group that won an auction for the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team Tuesday night, marking the final chapter in a soap-opera-style saga for the legendary franchise. With a bid of $2.15 billion, including the surrounding land, Mr. Johnson, controlling partner Mark Walter and partners Peter Guber, Stan Kasten, Bobby Patton and Todd Boehly beat out a group of some of the wealthiest businessmen in the country to land a team that is one of Major League Baseball’s flagship franchises. The sales figure shatters the previous record sales price for a U.S. sports franchise, Steve Ross’s purchase of the Miami Dolphins for $1.1 billion three years ago.”

Magic Johnson also commented on his new deal saying:

“I am thrilled to be part of the historic Dodger franchise and intend to build on the fantastic foundation laid by Frank McCourt as we drive the Dodgers back to the front page of the sports section in our wonderful community of Los Angeles…”

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