NBA legend Magic Johnson joins Sixers’ owner Josh Harris’ group in pursuit of Washington Commanders purchase

Former NBA legend Magic Johnson is all set to show his sports ownership once again as the five-time NBA champion is attempting to buy the Washington Commanders.

After being selected by Johnson in the 1979 NBA Draft, this NBA legend achieved 5 Championship trophies with the team in 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, and 1988.

The Hall of Famer made 17,707 points, 6,559 rebounds,10,141 assists, and 1,724 steals in his 13 NBA seasons, placing him ninth on the all-time list.

Magic Johnson is competing for the ownership of the Commanders

The 7-time NBA All-Star Magic Johnson is going to team up with the owner of the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils Josh Harris, in their pursuit to purchase the Washington Commanders. 

The Los Angeles Lakers star has experience in the ownership sphere as holds stakes in the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Sparks, and Los Angeles F.C. 

On the contrary, Josh Harris was on the run of enlisting his name into NFL ownership by purchasing the Denver Broncos, albeit he failed to grab the chance as the Walmart heir Rob Walton purchased the team for a whopping $4.65 billion. Johnson was also a part of that unsuccessful bid.

Magic Johnson

Why is Daniel Snyder selling the ownership of the Commanders?

The Washington Commanders’ owner Daniel Snyder hit the headlines several times after being involved in frequent controversies including sexual harassment, financial impropriety, and obstructions against the franchise, leading him to consider selling the team.

Earlier in October, the Colts owner Jim Irsay remarked on the “merit to remove” Snyder amid the rumors of other 31 NFL owners seeking to end prolonged controversies related to the club.

Even in the potential sale phase, Snyder and his attorneys demanded assurances from the league and the franchise owner to avoid facing any legal liability down the road after selling the team.

Snyder barred Amazon founder Jeff Bezos from placing a bid on the Commanders as Bezos is the owner of the Washington Post which revealed many reports of sexual harassment claims against Snyder and his team. Any sale of the Commanders will require approval from three-quarters of the other 31 NFL owners.

As of now, it remains to be seen whether Harris and Johnson’s bid for the Commanders will be successful, but their competition is sure to make waves in the sports world.


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Maliha works as a content writer in Sportszion specializing in NFL and NBA. She has completed her graduation and post-graduation, majoring in MIS (Management Information Systems). She loves analyzing sports and keeping fans updated with the latest sport buzzes.


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