Magic Makes a Play for the Dodgers

At this point, the question has become, who isn’t interested in buying the Dodgers? Everyone from Steve Garvey and Orel Hershiser to Larry King and Mark Cuban are in the mix.

Now, according to LA Times columnist Bill Plaschke, recently divested Lakers part-owner Magic Johnson plans to join the Frank McCourt bankruptcy sweepstakes:

Johnson would be the face of a high-powered ownership group that would include Stan Kasten, the former president of the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals, and Mark Walter, chief executive of Guggenheim Partners, a financial services firm that controls over $125 billion in assets. The firm is headquartered in Chicago and New York, with an office in Los Angeles.

There is a tremendous amount still to be sorted out regarding approved Dodger bids. But it’s hard to imagine a more ideal, committed and dynamic locally loved new face of the franchise than Magic. Not to mention the fact that he is smart enough to align himself with a two-time MLB front office vet and a guy with Carl Sagan scale billions.

Previously on FishbowlLA:
Magic Gets His Media Vibe On