In Wake of Disappointing Setback, $4.8-Billion Rich Mlb Franchise Owner Magic Johnson Sends a Gentle Showtime Lakers Reminder

Published 10/08/2023, 3:56 PM EDT

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The Arizona Diamondbacks thrashed Los Angeles Dodgers 11-2 on the first game of the National League Division Series on Saturday night left Dodgers fans feeling sad. As the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first game, Magic Johnson, famed for owning a $4.8-billion Los Angeles Dodgers, had comforting words on the matter. In a period when sporting franchises are in the hands of billionaires, Magic Johnson stands out not just because of his vast wealth but also due to his strong attachment to the city and its sporting culture.

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Johnson’s Gentle Showtime Lakers Reminder – A Glint of Hope

Dodger fans licked their wounds after a devastating 11-2 Dodger Loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. However, on a sunny sunday morning, Magic Johnson found his LA spirit on X/Twitter to give a motivating word that would bring cheer.

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There is a saying in the sports world that history tends to repeat itself. Similarly, Johnson’s Lakers faced a similar setback in 1985 during the ‘Memorial Day Massacre’ against the Celtics in the first game. With such a large defeat of thirty-four points. However, it was four matches in the next five, which secured victory and enabled them to win the NBA championship.

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“I want to remind my @Dodgers I’ve been there,” Johnson tweeted. “In 1985 my Showtime Lakers got blown out by the Celtics in Game 1 famously known as the Memorial Day massacre. They beat us by 34 points but we still came back and won the Series!”

Johnson’s words serve as a glint of hope for Dodgers fans, reminding them that in the world of sports, the most remarkable turnarounds can happen when you least expect them.

Magic Johnson Applauds Dodgers’ Recent Acquisition

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With the Los Angeles Dodgers looking to rebound from the disappointment of a game one defeat, Magic Johnson takes a moment to sing the praises of newly gained player, Jason Heyward, the hit-making star with a glove that has proven invaluable on the field as well.

In 2012, Magic Johnson bought a minority share of the LA Dodgers despite having a small stake in actively operating the organization. Shelton was thankful to Andrew Friedman, the President of Baseball Operations of the Dodgers, for bringing Jason Heyward to the team.

Johnson’s association with the Dodger extends beyond ownership, and it speaks of his love for the town and its sports history. The way he speaks and appreciates the team’s efforts instills not only hope but a linkage between yesterday’s glory of the Laker and today’s aspiration.

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After this sad blow, the tender memo of Magic Johnson’s soft Showtime Lakers acts as an icon of resilience and the unstoppable spirit of sports in Los Angeles. The Dodger fans can now look forward to the rest of the series with renewed vigor, knowing that such triumphant comebacks are also the trademark of the Lakers of old, which can overcome any hurdle and rise to victory.

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Abhinav Tomar

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