Kobe Bryant passed over Michael Jordan for his ideal group to join in a pick-up basketball game, saying he’d take Magic Johnson as his backcourt mate along with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Larry Bird and Bill Russell.
Standing beneath an Alexander Calder mobile in an atrium filled with modern art, President Barack Obama said he’d like to “roam around a bit and check stuff out” in the home of former Microsoft executive Jon Shirley.
President Barack Obama, with a full plate of domestic and foreign policy issues before him, is on a three-day fundraising trip that includes stops at the Seattle home of former Microsoft executive Jon Shirley and Magic Johnson’s Los Angeles house.
The Los Angeles Dodgers reached the final stage of an auction for the baseball team one day early after phone calls in which no rival topped the record $2.3 billion offer from a group led by Magic Johnson, people familiar with the sale said.
Basketball Hall of Fame member Magic Johnson and a group of investors that includes Guggenheim Partners Chief Executive Officer Mark Walter won the auction for the bankrupt Los Angeles Dodgers with a bid of more than $2 billion, doubling the previous record amount paid for a major U.S. professional sports franchise.