Magic hopes to don Dodgers Speedo
The Los Angeles Dodgers ruffled a few feathers when members of the team jumped into the pool in the outfield of Chase Field in Arizona after clinching the NL West.
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Members of the Diamondbacks organization called the move “classless,” after the home team specifically asked the Dodgers not to return to the field for their celebration. Earvin “Magic” Johnson, a minority owner of the Dodgers, joined Jay Leno on The Tonight Show on Monday and said that the team hadn’t meant to offend anyone, but that they got caught up in the moment.
Johnson went on to say that you wouldn’t have caught him jumping in the pool because, apparently, the five-time NBA champion can’t swim. The late-night host then enticed Johnson with some personalized swimwear — a Dodger-blue Speedo with the team’s name written in script across the back, and “Johnson” cheekily written across the front, to which Johnson replied: “If we win the World Series, I’m putting those on and jumping in that pool.”
To hear Johnson’s promise, check out the video below.