It’s out of the question …
Magic Johnson means business, with a Midas touch that appears to be hands free of any prestidigitation.
But then — poof — things start to disappear from his portfolio. And we shouldn’t be alarmed?
Is he cash-poor? Does he have a time-sensative itch to scratch? Are his meds being monitored?
Knowing that Magic always provides great theatre — with ownership of local movie houses to profit from it — why would he in turn be giving us the business when were inquiring about what his next business venture could be?
You don’t just divest yourself from two of the most stimulating, recession-proof operations — a lump of the Lakers, and a stable of Starbucks franchises — because $100 mil is great walkin-around money.
So, what’s up his sleeve?
He’s going to be the new point-man in the NFL coming to L.A.? Why not. It’s good long-term local business scheme.
He going to play a little defense and steal the Dodgers from the McCourts? Why not. It’s a business long-shot worth stepping behind the 3-point line and waiting for the pass.
He’s going to fight through the smokescreen and be part of the group buying his hometown Detroit Pistons? Why not. It’d be a good family business idea.
Then there’s Plan ZZZZ: Could Magic buy out Donald T. Sterling and anchor the Clippers with a tethered rope around his statue sitting outside Staples Center?
No possible way. Why? Because the Better Business Bureau would be better to block it.
== Sasha Vujacic couldn’t have waited for the Lakers’ opening night ceremony on Tuesday to slip Maria Sharapova a nice engagement ring?
== The Dodgers can afford to just let Larry Bowa blow out of town?
== Remember that day — April 13, 2006 — when Dodgers manager Grady Little put backup outfielder Cody Ross into the starting lineup, and he responded with a three-run homer with a go-ahead grand slam at Pittsburgh for 7 RBIs? And then he was released four days later because new GM Ned Colletti thought he needed an extra backup infielder?
== Use your head here: Is the NFLs message now about eliminating violent hits slanted toward the concept that it’s OK to tear up someone’s ACL as long as you aren’t inflicting pain with the crown of the helmet? After all, we’ve two knees, but only one brain, eh?
== If you’ve dumped Brett Favre from your Fantasy Football team, who might he be dropping and picking up for his personal fantasy squad at this point in the season?
== What would compel Roger Goodell to consider suspending Favre this weekend, for his final game in Green Bay, and thus ending his consecutive-game playing streak for something that isn’t injury-related, is hardly legal-related, and at the end of the day, far more stupid-flirtation-related? Why not just let Deanna Favre dish out the dangerous-hit punishment?