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Magic Johnson Intrigued By Sale Of Los Angeles Dodgers

Former NBA star Magic Johnson is reportedly interested in the upcoming sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to

Johnson, 52, had previously been a part owner of the Los Angeles Lakers but made the decision to sell his stake in October of 2010 due to his wish to have a larger, more controlling stake in the ownership of a team. The Hall-of-Famer is currently part of a group that is trying to bring a football team to downtown Los Angeles, but he is also interested in potentially purchasing the Dodgers once they become available.

Reports say, however, that Johnson is much more likely to purchase an NBA team over any other sport. The New Orleans Hornets and the Atlanta Hawks are both likely to be sold in the near future, and the desire of the Sacramento Kings' ownership group to move the team may present yet another opportunity for Johnson.