With Magic Johnson working for the Los Angeles Lakers, all seems right with the world. But it nearly didn’t happen. In fact, Magic was given the chance to work in the front office of at least three other teams.

Included that group is the Golden State Warriors. According to Magic, Joe Lacob and Peter Guber approached him about joining their group as co-owner of the Warriors.

“When Joe and Peter bought the team, they came to me that same summer and said ‘we want you to join us and be a part of the ownership group,'” Johnson said on ESPN. “Joe, this is crazy, Joe came to my fantasy basketball camp years ago and now he’s owning the Golden State Warriors. I’ve done six deals with Peter, Guber and I. We own the Dodgers together, on and on, and on. So again, it was hard to turn them down. These are two friends of mine. But I told everybody the same thing. I’m a Laker.”

Johnson added that he had also been approached by Steve Mills with the New York Knicks and Tom Gores of the Detroit Pistons. But ultimately, those didn’t work out either.