Magic Johnson & Friends Buy Dodgers for $2.2 Billion
Earvin "Magic" Johnson grew up in Mid-Michigan. He played high school hoops at Lansing Everett, college at MSU (where he helped the Spartans win a national championship), then went on to a Hall of Fame career in the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers. There is a statue of Johnson in front of the L.A. Staples Center. Now, the Spartan/Laker legend will be a regular sight in the owner's box at Dodger games.
Johnson teamed up with former Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals president Stan Kasten and Mark Walter, CEO of Guggenheim Partners to buy the iconic Dodger franchise.
The Dodgers have their Class A farm team in Midland, The Great Lakes Loons, so the chances that Johnson might visit the area and show up at a game are pretty good.