Forget the Clippers, Magic Johnson tried to buy the LA Lakers

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Magic Johnson has been amongst those linked with a takeover bid for the Clippers in recent days but, according to one report, the NBA great could well have been sitting in the owners seat of the other Los Angeles team right now had things gone a little differently.

Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski revealed recently that Johnson, along with the Guggenheim Partners, made a serious attempt at purchasing the Lakers after acquiring the cities MLB team, the Dodgers:

"(Magic and his backers) had been aggressive in pursuing a purchase of the Los Angeles Lakers - only to have the Buss family make clear to them the franchise isn't for sale," stated Wojnarowski.

The Buss family have been involved with the Lakers since 1979 and has led them to a steady stream of success over the past thirty years - offering a stability that the Clippers would gladly take right now.

But that doesn't mean we wouldn't have enjoyed Johnson taking on the owner's seat at his beloved Lakers.

Instead though Johnson sold his then 4.5 percent share of the team back in 2010.

Still, the fact he is being talked about as a potential owner this week shows that the six-time NBA title winner maintains a legitimate business interest in the league.

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