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On Monday morning, the Los Angeles Rams began taking $100 deposits on 2016 season tickets, and the first person to sign up was exactly who you would expect: the king of L.A. sports himself, Magic Johnson.

Magic played the entirety of his NBA career with the Lakers and now is part of the ownership group for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He seems to take pride in being the face of L.A. pro sports, so it figures he would enjoy welcoming the former St. Louis Rams to the city of Angels.

As of 1:48 p.m. Eastern Time, the Rams had sold 8,000 season ticket packages, according to the team’s Twitter account.

The Rams will play the next three seasons in Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum before opening a new stadium in Inglewood in 2019.

According to ESPN, the team says 2016 season tickets will cost about as much as they did in St. Louis. Seats cost between $300 and $1,750 last season. No matter what the exact costs come out to, Magic Johnson will probably be able to afford them.

And hey, he kept his promise from a week ago. Good job, Magic! I’m sure Stan Kroenke was sweating that one.


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