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Magic Johnson

If I Steal a Franchise

IT WON'T BE THE CLIPPERS!

5/13/2014 10:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Magic Johnson would NEVER, EVER steal the Clippers ... hell no ... because if he WAS gonna steal a franchise, Magic tells us he'd go after the Lakers instead!!!

Magic just called into "TMZ Live" -- and shot down Donald Sterling's allegations that Magic concocted a diabolical scheme to take over the L.A. Clippers after the racist audio surfaced. 

"If I'm gonna set somebody up," Magic said ... "It won't be to buy the Clippers, that's for sure. It'll be to buy the Lakers!"

Of course, Magic says he's not a crook or a thief and would NEVER do anything underhanded like steal a team ... but IF he did, he'd aim WAY higher than the Red and Blue. 

"I love Doc Rivers, Chris Paul and Blake ... but if I'm gonna try to steal a franchise, it ain't gonna be the Clippers."

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6one9    

No one cares dude!!!!

72 days ago
2.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Since when is possibly buying a team stealing tmz

72 days ago
3.

Simone    

Strange how we don't see Johnson DENYING making the phone call nor is Johnson DENYING that he told Sterling to sit tight and don't do anything.

72 days ago
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fraidycat    

CLIPPERS IS A FRANCHISE IDIOTS..LOOK AT THEM NOW...HOPE OPRAH STEALS THEM!

72 days ago
5.

azlee    

I really am beginning to think the owner has a medical problem. I remember a coach here started doing some really strange stuff and come to find out he had been having little strokes. It was sad, but after it was found out then it was treatable and things calmed down.

72 days ago
6.

YaniB    

Smh Normal illuminati garbage.

72 days ago
7.

Lucky_130    

Magic will always be a Laker

72 days ago
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Kobe_No_Means_No    

Come on, is Magic really a good role model for kids? Sterling was simply stating the truth. Here we have an athlete who *********d with everybody and got HIV, and instead of using it as a warning to our innocent children you treat him like a saint. Did Magic really do anything for his own people? Did he invest in those movie theater for his people or for himself?

Let's be real here, I'd rather my innocent child look up to Donald Sterling as a role model rather than Magic Johnson. A healthy racist beats a HIV-stricken patient any day. Magic was bleed to be 6-9 and athletic, but he wasted all that on bad behavior and he's getting what he deserves.

Now look at Donald Sterling. Let's not forget he worked hard and earned a law degree even before earning his millions, that's self-made. Those are values I want to instill in my child. TRUTH.

72 days ago
9.

bfs    

whatever, magic you continue to talk too much. even when faced with a perfect opportunity to just shut up, you just can't save yourself from yourself. your not helping your image, very sad. oh, what happened to not stepping into staples to watch a sterling owned clipper team? oh, that's right but, but, i won't be able to perform a network interview and hear myself talk...ugh. stop it already! and, don't think you've not burned your bridges with laker fans. we don't forget, and i'm not speaking of your terrible coaching record. everybody knows sterling's an idiot, you don't need to tell us such, double ugh...

72 days ago
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tmon3ydadjmbr    

I don't blame him.

72 days ago
11.

Luz    

That's even worse! Is he implying Clippers are a substandard team?

72 days ago
12.

Skit    

Magic Johnson is the face of the Guggenheim group. if the buy and says jump, Magic says how high. He knows hes just a Guggenheim tool and obeys what they want

72 days ago
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Bella    

Magic is as bad as Sterling when it comes to knowing when to just SHUT UP!

72 days ago
14.

Mark    

He won't steal it, he'll gamble for it. That's what he does!

72 days ago
15.

Rectum? Damn Nearly Killed Him!    

What do you call Earvin as the owner of The Clippers..............THEIF!!!

72 days ago
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