Earvin Magic Johnson, Josh Linkner

    Hall-of-Fame basketball player turned businessman Earvin “Magic” Johnson, left, and CEO and managing partner of Detroit Venture Partners Josh Linkner appear during a news conference, Thursday, July 21, 2011, in Detroit. Johnson announced Thursday he is joining as a general partner in the Detroit venture capital company that includes Quicken Loans founder and chairman Dan Gilbert. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)