Magic Johnson: L.A. Will Have NFL Team Within 2 Years


Former Lakers great and current Dodgers owner Magic Johnson, believes the city of angels will have an NFL franchise soon.

While watching the Raiders and Cowboys joint practice, Johnson told Yahoo Sports that L.A. will have an NFL team within two-years in his opinion.

“I think for the first time, I truly believe we’re going to get a team,” Johnson said Tuesday at the joint Raiders-Cowboys practice, via Yahoo! Sports.  “Finally.  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.”

Johnson hinted to a return to the area by the Raiders as something that would be great for the city and the league.

“It would be great to have the Raiders back in L.A., I would love for that to happen,” Johnson said.  “But that’s going to be up to Mark [Davis] and the Raiders and the NFL.  But I would love to have the Raiders back in L.A., where they belong.  We just want a team, we want a team in the worst way.”