Magic expresses interest in role with Dolphins
Magic Johnson says he would be interested in becoming the Miami
Dolphins’ latest celebrity limited partner, although his priority
is to help Los Angeles get an NFL team.
Johnson said he recently met with Dolphins owner Stephen Ross to
discuss business, but he offered no details about the
”I like Stephen Ross a lot,” Johnson said Friday while
attending the Miami Heat’s game against Orlando. ”Of course if he
wants me to do business with him, we’re going to do business
together. If I can’t get something done in L.A. and if he asks me
to join the Dolphins, would I? Of course I would.”
Johnson attended the Dolphins’ home game Sunday against the
Since taking over the Dolphins before last season, Ross has
brought aboard as limited partners the Williams sisters, Gloria and
Emilio Estefan, Fergie and Marc Anthony. As part of Ross’ attempt
to boost attendance, the Dolphins now have a VIP entrance and South
Beach-style club at games.
”He’s a smart businessman, and he’s a fun businessman,”
Johnson said. ”See, that’s the difference between a lot of owners.
He understands marketing and making it fun, a great atmosphere.
”But my No. 1 priority is to bring the NFL back to L.A.”
Johnson recently sold his small ownership stake in the Los