Reactions from the Lakers and throughout the NBA that Magic Johnson's group is buying the Dodgers:
"Magic Johnson is probably the most beloved sports figure in Los Angeles history. In addition to being a phenomenal success on the court in leading the Lakers to five NBA championships, he has been a success in everything else he's become involved with, most notably his spectacular business career and also his educational campaign on behalf of HIV awareness. I'd like to congratulate Magic and his partners on their acquisition of the Dodgers and wish them the best of luck."
"Magic's got his hands everywhere, man. But I'm happy for him. Obviously, everybody knows how well-loved he is in Los Angeles and he's starting another chapter in his life and another chapter in his post-NBA career of rebuilding the Dodgers' franchise."
"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. ... He just continues to build on it and it's a great example for many athletes to understand what he did, what it took. He actually came into the locker room last year and gave us a little talk about how he got there and all the things that he's done. How much he's done is incredible. But also it takes good partnerships, good relationships, and he invested his time to do that, so I think he's definitely somebody we all should all look up to as far as post-career basketball."