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Source: Magic Johnson Group To Buy Part Of Los Angeles Sparks

A person familiar with the situation says Magic Johnson is part of a group buying the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA.

02/04/2014

Candace Parker #3 and Owner Paula Madison of the Los Angeles Sparks pose after Candace Parker was awarded the Western Conference Player of the Month award presented by Boost Mobile before a game against of the Indiana Fever during a game at Staples Center on June 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

LA Sparks CEO Says It’s ‘A Sad Time’ As Team Seeks New Ownership

Los Angeles Sparks CEO Paula Madison said it’s “a sad time” for her family after her company announced Thursday it was seeking a buyer for the professional women’s basketball team.

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Brittney Griner #42 of the Phoenix Mercury celebrates after sinking the go-ahead jumper against the Los Angeles Sparks in Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinal of the 2013 WNBA playoffs at Staples Center on September 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (credit: Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Griner’s Late Shot Lifts Mercury Over Sparks 78-77

Brittney Griner’s performance had been up-and-down in her WNBA playoff debut. With veteran Diana Taurasi urging her on, the rookie calmly sank the winning basket.

09/23/2013

MINNEAPOLIS - AUGUST 1:  Player Name # of the Minnesota Lynx against Player Name # of the Seattle Storm during the game on August 1, 2010 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lynx Beat Sparks In Matchup Of West’s Top 2 Teams

Siemone Augustus scored 23 points to lead the Minnesota Lynx to a physical 83-74 win over the Los Angeles Sparks on Wednesday night in a matchup of the top two teams in the Western Conference.

09/04/2013

Candace Parker #3 of the Los Angeles Sparks shows emotion during the game against the Seattle Storm on August 20, 2013 at Key Arena in Seattle, Washington.  (credit: Terrence Vaccaro/NBAE via Getty Images)

Parker’s Late Score In 2OT Lifts Sparks Over Shock

Candace Parker scored with 5.7 seconds remaining in the second overtime, lifting the Los Angeles Sparks to a hard-fought 90-88 comeback victory over the Tulsa Shock on Sunday.

08/25/2013

Johnson, Thompson Lead Storm Past Sparks

Temeka Johnson scored nine of her 18 points during a key eight-minute stretch in the second half and the Seattle Storm beat the Los Angeles Sparks 77-57 on Tuesday night.

08/20/2013

Allison Hightower # 23 of the Connecticut Sun fights for a loose ball against the Los Angeles Sparks during a game on August 6, 2013 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. (credit: Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Toliver, Ogwumike Lead Sparks Past Sun

Kristi Tolliver scored 19 points, including two key jumpers down the stretch, and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Los Angeles Sparks past the Connecticut Sun 74-72 on Tuesday night.

08/06/2013

Lindsay Harding #10 of the Los Angeles Sparks drives against Ivory Latta #12 of the Washington Mystics at the Verizon Center on August 4, 2013 in Washington, DC. (credit: Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Harding’s Career High In Assists Lifts Sparks Over Mystics 75-57

Lindsey Harding had 11 points and a career-high 14 assists to lead the Los Angeles Sparks to a 75-57 victory over the Washington Mystics on Sunday.

08/04/2013

Candace Parker ## of the Los Angeles Sparks lays up a shot against the Phoenix Mercury during the WNBA game at US Airways Center on July 14, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Parkers Leads Sparks Over Mercury 88-76 For Fifth Straight Win

Candace Parker had 21 points, eight rebounds and five assists to lead the Los Angeles Sparks to their fifth straight win, an 88-76 victory Sunday over the Phoenix Mercury.

07/14/2013

Members of the Los Angeles Sparks have a conference during a game against the New York Liberty at Staples Center on July 4, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Parkers Scores Season-High 30 Points To Lead Sparks Past Shock

Candace Parker scored a season-high 30 points and Kristi Toliver added 25 as the Los Angeles Sparks won their fourth consecutive game with a 94-78 romp over the Tulsa Shock on Thursday night.

07/11/2013

Members of the Los Angeles Sparks have a conference during a game against the New York Liberty at Staples Center on July 4, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Toliver Ties Career High, Sparks Improve To 7-0 At Home With 97-89 Win Over New York

Toliver tied her career high with 29 points, going 12 of 17 from the floor, and Los Angeles led all the way in defeating the New York Liberty 97-89 on Thursday to improve to 7-0 at home.

07/04/2013

Marissa Coleman #25 of the Los Angeles Sparks grabs the rebound against Kia Vaughn #9 of the Washington Mystics at Staples Center on June 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (credit: Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images)

Harding, Parker Lead Sparks Over Mystics 79-69

Lindsey Harding scored 22 points and had seven assists, and Candace Parker added 20 points to lead the Los Angeles Sparks to a 79-69 win against the Washington Mystics on Sunday night.

06/23/2013

Shenise Johnson #42 of the San Antonio Silver Stars poses for a picture during WNBA Media Day at the AT&T Center on May 16, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas.  (credit: D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

Johnson Helps Silver Stars Overcome Sparks 83-78

Shenise Johnson scored 19 points, Danielle Robinson had 18 and the San Antonio Silver Stars overcame a big game from Candace Parker in an 83-78 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday night.

06/01/2013

Kristi Toliver #20 of the Los Angeles Sparks poses for a photo during the Los Angeles Sparks Media Day on May 17, 2013 at St. Mary's School in Inglewood, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (credit: Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images)

Toliver Leads Sparks To 102-69 Win Over Storm In Season Opener

Kristi Toliver scored 17 points to lead six players in double figures as the Los Angeles Sparks routed the Seattle Storm 102-69 in the season opener for both teams Sunday night.

05/26/2013

Kristi Toliver #20 of the Los Angeles Sparks shoots the ball against the Minnesota Lynx during Game One of the 2012 WNBA Western Conference Finals on October 4, 2012 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (credit: David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Toliver Gets Multi-Year Deal With Sparks

The Los Angeles Sparks signed guard Kristi Toliver to a multi-year deal coming off a season in which she was chosen the WNBA’s most improved player.

02/13/2013

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