1984: After flying his parents out from Michigan to approve the purchase, 25-year-old Magic Johnson of the Lakers moves into an English country-style home in Bel-Air with high ceilings and an indoor sports area he converts to a basketball half-court. He spends close to the asking price of $2.35 million. 1985: Johnny Carson sells his second oceanfront home, on Carbon Beach, to John McEnroe. “The Tonight Show” host negotiates an unusual request into the contract: six private tennis lessons from the former world No.1 pro. The two consummate that part of the deal later that year at Pepperdine University, as neither has a tennis court at their home.