Magic Johnson’s Wishing for a Football Team

We asked Johnson, Beau Bridges, and Armie Hammer what they want for L.A. in 2020

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Here’s what these Angelenos said is on their future L.A. wishlists:



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Earvin “Magic” Johnson
Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Dodger Owner, former Laker, and NBA Hall of Famer

“A football team. That’s what I want. I want an NFL team here. It creates jobs, it will be family entertainment—we want the NFL back in L.A.”


Beau Bridges
Emmy, Golden Globe, and Grammy Award-winning actor; son of Lloyd, brother of Jeff; lifelong Angeleno

“I was born and raised in L.A. I hope L.A. has some housing for the homeless. Not just L.A. but all over. That would be nice. I don’t like to see people living on the street.


Armie Hammer
Actor and great grandson of oil tycoon Armand Hammer

“I’ve heard rumblings about a park being built over the 101 Freeway, that would be great to get going. I know that they are trying to redo the infrastructure of the city pipes because they’re old and I know that that’s a big project that will take a long time but they can probably start that. And less traffic. Call me an optimist. Go Garcetti!”

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