May 18, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Football Club owner Magic Johnson speaks at press conference at Exposition Park to announce the intent to build a 22,000 soccer stadium at the site of the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Just hours after the news broke that the St. Louis Rams will be moving to Los Angeles for the 2016 season and beyond, Magic Johnson showed his support.

The NBA legend took to Twitter to announce he’d be contacting Rams owner Stan Kroenke next week about buying one of the suites in the new stadium.



The Rams will be building a new stadium in Inglewood, Ca. that should be ready to be unveiled for the 2019 NFL season.

Johnson is a co-owner of LAFC, the expansion MLS club that will start playing in 2018, and is an active member of the Los Angeles community.

He won’t be the last megastar who will be contacting Mr. Kroenke to purchase a suite soon. The city’s sports teams always receive heavy support from the many actors, directors and other big-time movers and shakers in the movie industry.

Until the new digs are ready for action, the Rams, and potentially the San Diego Chargers (or Oakland Raiders if the Chargers don’t choose to move after a year), will be playing their games at the LA Coliseum.



In an unrelated but really cool angle, this means Rams defensive end Chris Long will be playing on the same field that made his dad, Howie Long, famous during his playing days with the Los Angeles Raiders.


Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.