News of an investment group that included Magic Johnson winning an auction for the Los Angeles Dodgers for a staggering $2.15 billion dominated the social media sphere on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. The Hall of Fame basketball player, who has had a success in various business ventures following his playing career with the Los Angeles Lakers, is a first-time owner of a major league baseball team.
Via Wall Street Journal:
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.
Friends, colleagues and fans used social media to send their congratulations to the NBA legend who has continued to do it big following his playing career.
Congrats to my old radio partner Stan Kasten and to Magic Johnson,one of the greatest American success stories on Dodgers purchase.
— John Kincade (@JohnKincade) March 28, 2012
After years of mismanagement, Magic Johnson looks to clean up the Dodgers. Let's hope his next purchase is the Sanford, FL police dept.
— The Bill Walton Trip (@NotBillWalton) March 28, 2012
— Josh Duhamel (@joshduhamel) March 28, 2012