*Magic Johnson is a businessman and doesn’t act without thinking first.

His latest move was kind of huge and makes you wonder if it was a good investment.

The former NBA star is now a part owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. But he had to give up a pretty penny for that kind of privilege.

He told HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” that he wrote a $50 million check.

“The largest check of my life,” he said.

He then went on to reflect upon the foundation that made him appreciate hard work and respect money.

“I saw my dad go to work every day at General Motors and on his trash-hauling truck. And I understood how he valued every dollar.”

Speaking of hard work, The Magic Johnson Bridgescape, a Georgia-based education program and namesake of Johnson, is making a way for students to earn a high school diploma after dropping out.

The free program welcomes students from ages 14 to 20, and is staffed by teams of teachers, counselors, and other education professionals.

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