If Matt Kemp is trying to get in good with the man who is likely to be his new boss, he’s going about it all wrong. The Dodgers outfielder was ecstatic to hear that Magic Johnson was fronting the ownership group that won the bidding for the franchise, saying “that’s tight.” While Magic will likely love hearing that response, he probably won’t be as thrilled to hear that Kemp believes he could take Magic on the court.
“Probably not back in the day,” Kemp said, laughing, according to the LA Times. “I’d definitely take him one-on-one now. I don’t think he’s shooting hoops no more. He’s wearing suits now. He’s writing my checks.”
Kemp’s not alone — shortstop Dee Gordon also thinks he could take Magic, though as Tony Gwynn Jr. says, Gordon believes he could beat anyone.
Magic’s 52 and obviously nowhere near playing shape, but he probably still has game. I’ll take the former three-time NBA MVP over the guy who should have won NL MVP last season, but don’t tell that to Matt, who was a standout basketball player in high school.
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