Magic Johnson. Photo via Wikimedia Commons
Magic Johnson. Photo via Wikimedia Commons
Amid his running Twitter commentary on the NBA and the Oscars (“disappointed by the lack of diversity”), Lakers legend Magic Johnson has boasted becoming the first to plunk down a $100 deposit on season tickets for the L.A. Rams.

So the owner of the Dodgers, the WNBA Sparks and a future Major League Soccer club in Los Angeles has a new sporting interest. No word on the NHL.

According to the team, more than 5,000 deposits were placed within five minutes of the sale beginning at 10 a.m. Monday at the website WelcomeHomeRams.com. Within about 45 minutes, more than 8,000 had been sold.

All Rams season ticket holders in the Coliseum will be guaranteed the first opportunity to buy seats, before the general public, in the team’s still-to-be-built stadium in Inglewood, which is supposed to open in time for the 2019 season.

The cost of tickets has not yet been announced, but chief operating officer Kevin Demoff has been quoted as saying said they’ll be comparable to the prices for the Rams’ final season in St. Louis, when their season ticket prices ranged from $1,750 to $300.

St. Louis fans were depicted as having a different take on Magic:

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