Sometimes, being the news guy means you have to do some sleuth work. This is one of those times.
From our good friends over at Reddit/Dodgers, Magic Johnson may have a flight scheduled to Las Vegas tomorrow. Now, we all know why Magic would be headed to Las Vegas. It’s definitely not to hit the craps tables. No, that would be to meet with prized free agent Bryce Harper and his representatives.
Recently, Yahoo’s Jeff Passan reported that the Dodgers were in heavy pursuit of Harper. The report said that Magic Johnson was leading the recruitment efforts of the free agent outfielder. Once everyone got excited – Yahoo backtracked and said that Johnson had never been to Vegas for the purpose of Harper.
Magic Johnson says he did not go to Las Vegas to meet with Bryce Harper. Our original story has been updated to reflect this and includes a quote from Johnson: https://t.co/AfeLtkcxtK
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 4, 2018
However, things might have changed.
Magic Johnson’s Flight Log?
The thread appeared late Monday evening over on reddit, posted by a user ‘Doc-S’. This redditor seems to be a reputable poster with a lot of posts. He or she uncovered flight logs for Johnson’s plane that seem to indicate a trip to Sin City. Behold:
Here’s what our friend Doc-S says:
I was able to locate Magic’s private jet registered to his business. I then tried to access its historical flights, but couldn’t get that information unless I wanted to pay. But I was able to find that he has scheduled an early morning flight out of Van Nuys (shout out to Entourage) tomorrow to Las Vegas.
I wonder what a midweek flight to Vegas could mean for Magic?
So Magic shot down Passan’s rumor because, well, maybe he technically hasn’t met with Bryce. Will he tomorrow? Or does he have business in Vegas?
The guy even worked in a shoutout to Entourage. He has to be credible, right? I’m only kidding.
We will continue to have developments, if any appear evident.
It’s late at night – and I am breaking down a post on reddit. First things first: this is a grain of salt until it isn’t. This wouldn’t be the first time that a weird little nugget broke on a site like reddit and ended up having legs. Nevertheless, it reminds me of those offseason NFL coaching rumors where said coach is seen shopping for a home in said city. It reminds me of Lebron James enrolling his kids in schools in every state in America during his free agency tour. However, Magic Johnson might just be headed to Las Vegas tomorrow. And if he is – the odds of Bryce Harper becoming a Los Angeles Dodger increase.
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