Magic Johnson, a Dodgers co-owner, is OK with with the team having fun in Miami — as long as the Boys in Blue stay in first place in the National League West.
The Dodgers, in Miami for a four-game series with the Marlins, hit up the club scene hours before Monday night’s 6-2 loss.
“We just gotta come back and win tomorrow,” Johnson told TMZ. “They’re
grown men. They can hang out. They can party. I mean … they’re grown.
“We’re having a great season … so, one game is not gonna hurt us.”
Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp and Carl Crawford — who spent more than $20K at LIV nightclub, according to TMZ — hung out with Heat star LeBron James.
An official high up in the Dodgers organization told TMZ: “They party all the time. It’s no big deal.”
By the way, Magic’s comments were made before Puig showed up late to the clubhouse for Tuesday’s game. He didn’t start, but manager Don Mattingly said Puig’s tardiness had nothing to do with the benching. He just wanted to give the rookie phenom a rest.
But Puig was inserted into the game in the sixth inning and he hit the go-ahead homer, a solo shot to lead off the eighth, in a 6-4 victory.
But we wonder if Magic would feel the same way if his ballplayers were hanging out — and making it rain — at KOD (King of Diamonds), a gentleman’s club that happens to be another favorite South Florida spot for out-of-town athletes.