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Magic Johnson Expects Los Angeles To Have NFL Team Within Two Years

Magic Johnson believes Los Angeles will have an NFL team within the next two years.

"I think for the first time, I truly believe we're going to get a team. Finally," Johnson said. "Everybody is on board. The city is on board. The business community is on board. The NFL is on board. Finally we have momentum. In the next couple years, at least in the next 24 months, I think one team will be coming. I don't know what team that will be, but I believe in the next two years we'll have a team."


Farmers Field, a proposed $1.5 billion downtown football stadium connected to an expanded Los Angeles Convention Center, is ready for construction. 


The Oakland Raiders are considering relocating and have been in talks with San Antonio.

"It would be great to have the Raiders back in L.A., I would love for that to happen," Johnson said. "But that's going to be up to Mark and the Raiders and the NFL. But I would love to have the Raiders back in L.A. where they belong.

"We just want a team, we want a team in the worst way."


McCombs Interested In Buying Share Of Raiders

Red McCombs told the San Antonio Express-News on Wednesday that he and his family would be interested in buying a piece of the Oakland Raiders "if that's what it would take to get them" to San Antonio.

McCombs, however, said he's not sure if Davis would seek out local investors if he were to relocate the team.

"But I told him if he wanted some, they wouldn't be hard to get," he told the newspaper.

Raiders owner Mark Davis "and two top lieutenants" met with several city officials in July about the "potential" of moving his team from Oakland to San Antonio, the Express-News reported last month. 

McCombs owned the Minnesota Vikings from 1998 until 2004.


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