He is a successful business man, Hall-of-Fame basketball player, revered in Los Angeles and part owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Magic Johnson is a man of many talents. However, baseball is not of them.
Johnson was a special guest on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live television talk show on Thursday night. Kimmel talked to Johnson about how he learns from his many business ventures such as restaurants, Starbucks and the Dodgers. Johnson also told a story about football and basketball being the sports he was best at growing up, but admitted to not having the same great skills when it came to the diamond during little league as a kid.
Johnson admitted that although he owns the Dodgers, it does not mean he is suddenly a good baseball player. Kimmel and Johnson then had a head-to-head whiffle ball challenge. Kimmel had Johnson in an 0-2 count when the Dodgers’ owner got a hit off the late night talk show host.
Johnson, along with a group that includes longtime baseball executive Steve Kasten, purchased the Dodgers from Frank McCourt for $2 billion in March of 2012 and have since restored tradition to the franchise.
Watch the full video of Johnson’s interview with Kimmel below: