Magic Johnson Joins Ranks Of Other Celebrity Sports Franchise Owners With Dodgers Buy (PHOTOS)

03/28/2012 02:25 pm ET | Updated Mar 29, 2012
  • Ron Dicker General Assignment Reporter, The Huffington Post

Magic Johnson is expected to become the latest celebrity to own a sports team after he and other investors agreed to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers for $2 billion late Tuesday. Johnson, an NBA Hall of Famer who once owned a share of the Lakers, is better known for his drives to the basket than hitting a curveball (as was Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan, for that matter), so Magic's leap into Major League Baseball is a little surprising.

Johnson joins an impressive list of the rich and famous who compete outside their chosen field as team owners.

Click onward to meet five unlikely celebrities who purchased pro franchises -- and find out if they won or lost.

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