(Huffington Post) Magic Johnson stood up on a podium at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday and flat-out lied to Dodger fans.
Johnson, the front man for the team’s new ownership group, said that ex-owner Frank McCourt was “not involved in any shape or fashion” with the team. He also said McCourt would not get any of the parking revenues.
“He doesn’t get a dime from the parking,” Johnson said.
False. In fact, as the Times’ Bill Shaikin reported Friday night, the Dodgers will pay $14 million a year to a company half-owned by McCourt for the privilege of parking cars at the stadium.
Magic Johnson simply lied about that, as he continues to obfuscate
about his partnership with the most hated man in Los Angeles.
Asked on Saturday to explain Johnson’s comment, in light of the $14 million parking lot lease, Dodger spokesman Joe Jareck said, “It’s got nothing to do with parking. It’s a lease deal for the land.”
You got that? The Dodgers are leasing the parking lots from Frank McCourt, in order to park cars there, but it’s got nothing to do with parking. That’s what you have to believe in order to claim that Johnson was telling the truth.
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