Magic 'really wants the NFL to come back to L.A.'

LOS ANGELES -- Magic Johnson told the Los Angeles Times he would be interested in bringing an NFL team back to Los Angeles, but he hasn't had any talks with the league.

Johnson recently sold his small ownership stake in the Los Angeles Lakers to Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong and sold his Starbucks outlets back to the company, fueling speculation about his future.

The Hall of Famer told the newspaper he has no plans to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers or purchase a stake of the Golden State Warriors or Detroit Pistons. He said he talked to the Warriors, but nothing came of it.

Johnson, 51, said he "really, really wants the NFL to come back to L.A." but hasn't had any conversations with the league.

A spokeswoman for the former NBA star told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Johnson wasn't available.

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