Magic Johnson has been linked with a number of ownership roles in the NBA in the past, most recently of course with the LA Clippers as Donald Sterling's current reign edges towards it's conclusion.
At present however the former Lakers remains just a fan of the game looking from the outside in. That isn't to say he hasn't had offers though.
Johnson revealed to Anderson Cooper this week that, if he wanted, he could be a franchise front office in double-quick time:
"I could be an owner tomorrow. I could have been an owner," the 54-year-old explained.
"My friends who own Golden State asked me to join them. I could have been an owner of the Golden State Warriors.
"My friend Tom Gores owns Detroit Pistons. I could be an owner tomorrow with the Pistons. He asked me to come be part-time owner of the Detriot Pistons," Magic continued.
It is believed should Johnson have accepted either of the above invitations then any role would have been within the current regimes as a team ambassador rather than as full-time owner.
Hopefully, if the NBA continues its firm path against Sterling, the Clippers could be the next team to be available for purchase but there seems to be only one team which could temp the five-time NBA champion into the front office:
"What I really would want to do is own the Lakers," he told Cooper.
That seems unlikely at present with the Buss family in it for the long-haul in Los Angeles but it would be great to see the fans favorite back in some capacity with the Lakers having previously owned a share of the franchise until 2010.