When a Lakers icon buys the Dodgers, you can bet current Lakers take notice. Lakers stars Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol had a lot to say after the news broke Tuesday night that the group headed by Magic Johnson will be the Dodgers' new owners.
"I’m upset he didn’t cut me in," Bryant said jokingly. "I’m going to have to talk to him about that."
But Bryant has a hard time seeing himself ever owning a sports team.
"No. Well, I mean, if it’s in a big market like Los Angeles or something like that, then yeah."
Gasol seems to be a lot more receptive to buying a team one day, however.
"Why not? I think if you have a chance to enjoy it and it’s something you’re passionate about, absolutely if you have the chance and have that opportunity to find a group of guys that you get along with and they all come together and chip in, though $2 billion is a big amount."
Gasol though, says buying the Dodgers just adds to Johnson's incredible legacy on and off the court.
"It’s incredible. He’s a great model to follow as a top athlete that has accomplished so much on the floor. I think what he’s been able to do off the floor has been even more impressive, so you really have to take your hat off to him because it’s just remarkable what he’s doing," Gasol said.