Earvin "Magic" Johnson is like many folks who live in Los Angeles, an avid NFL fan whose favorite team plays far away. Johnson, the Lakers' Hall of Fame point guard, thinks Los Angeles will finally get an NFL team very soon, though. Johnson was at a joint practice between the Cowboys and Raiders, his two favorite teams. On the subject of a team moving to Los Angeles, which has been without a team since 1994, Johnson sounded very confident. "I think for the first time, I truly believe we're going to get a team. Finally," Johnson said. "Everybody is on board. The city is on board. The business community is on board. The NFL is on board. Finally we have momentum. In the next couple years, at least in the next 24 months, I think one team will be coming. I don't know what team that will be, but I believe in the next two years we'll have a team." Maybe that's just optimism, but Johnson isn't the normal former basketball player opining on the state of an NFL team coming to Los Angeles. He's a huge part of the Los Angeles business community, and was part of the ownership group that bought MLB's Los Angeles Dodgers. When he talks about the business community and city being on board, he's probably not guessing.
Magic believes L.A. will get an NFL team in next two years
Yahoo! Sports | Aug 13