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  • • Magic Johnson reveals LeBron James’ edge over Giannis Antetokounmpo in MVP race
    Los Angeles Lakers legend and former team president Magic Johnson has given his two cents worth on the MVP debate between LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks. Unsurprisingly, Magic is going with LeBron, a player who he himself recruited to LA in 2018, as the clear winner. Johnson detailed his argument to […] The post Magic Johnson reveals LeBron James’ edge ov...2020
  • • Magic Johnson: 'LeBron James is definitely the MVP this season'
    For now, Giannis looks like the clear favorite but it's a tribute to LeBron's incredible talent and work ethic that he is even in the conversation when most players his age struggle to stay on the roster....2020
  • • Magic Johnson says Lakers' LeBron James 'definitely the MVP this season' due to his stats and leadership
    Earlier this year, Johnson said that James was 'probably' the best all-around player ever...2020
  • • Magic Johnson picks LeBron James as MVP, reveals other award picks
    The NBA is back and with it are Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson’s famed tweets. However, this isn’t the typical final score update from your favorite Hall of Famer. Rather, it’s a hot take regarding the NBA Awards. Johnson, predictably so, picked LeBron James as the Most Valuable Player. The Lakers lifer listed the […] The post Magic Johnson picks LeBron James as MV...2020
  • • Ranking Kobe Bryant & Pau Gasol among the best duos in NBA history
    The most notable NBA dynasties are often defined by superstar duos (or trios). Bill Russell and Bob Cousy anchored the Boston Celtics in the 1960s. Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish carried that torch for the C’s in the 80s, though Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar led a pretty dominant Los Angeles Lakers group. […] The post Ranking Kobe Bryant & Pau Gasol among the b...2020
  • • 10 NBA Draft busts living successful post-basketball lives
    When fans think of the NBA Draft, one of the first words that come to mind is “superstars.” After all, the draft has produced some of the biggest names in basketball such as Michael Jordan, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Larry Bird, LeBron James, Tim Duncan, Shaquille O’Neal, and more. But it has also produced some of […] The post 10 NBA Draft busts living successful post-basketball lives appeared ...2020
  • • If LeBron James & Kobe Bryant faced in the NBA Finals: Who wins?
    The NBA has had its share of phenomenal individual matchups. Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain went at it as the two colossal pioneers of the league in the 1960s. Meanwhile, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird formed one of the most dynamic rivalries (and friendships) in sports as preeminent stars for the Los Angeles Lakers and […] The post If LeBron James & Kobe Bryant faced in the NBA Finals...2020
  • • LeBron James and Magic Johnson tweet support for Bubba Wallace
    LeBron James and Magic Johnson tweeted messages after support after President Trump attacked Bubba Wallace via Twitter earlier this week. President Trump thinks Bubba Wallace owes NASCAR an apology, but people from inside and outside the NASCAR world don’t agree. Earlier this week, President Trump lashed out at Wallace on Twitter, asking if Wallace had […] LeBron James and Magic Johnso...2020
  • • LeBron James, Magic Johnson, other athletes react to Patrick Mahomes' record-breaking extension with Chiefs
    Mahomes' 10-year contract is worth over $500 million...2020
  • • Magic Johnson’s stunning admission about his own tweets
    Lakers Legend Magic Johnson still finds a way to make waves in the sports world today. But it’s no longer from his fancy passes to his Showtime Lakers teammates, nor is it even with his ownership stake with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He often catches the public eye on social media, most especially on Twitter. […] The post Magic Johnson’s stunning admission about his own tweets appe...2020

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  • • Magic Johnson to receive ‘The Last Dance’ treatment with new documentary
    The untitled documentary will include interviews with Johnson as well as archival footage from his Hall of Fame career. Filmmakers are said to have received “unprecedented access” to Johnson, and a premiere date is tentatively scheduled for some time in 2021....2020
  • • Gregg Popovich praises Luka Doncic as ‘Magic Johnson-like’
    Luka Doncic showed little signs of rust in his return to the court Thursday night following a nearly two-week layoff due to an ankle injury. The Dallas Mavericks superstar was sensational, nearly notching a triple-double in a 102-98 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. Following Doncic’s 24-point, 10-rebound and eight-assist performance, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich had some pretty high praise f...2019
  • • Report: Lonzo Ball passed on 'unauthorized' surgery after Lakers' threat to void contract
    Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball nearly underwent an "unauthorized" procedure on his left ankle procedure before the organization threatened to void his rookie contract, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. The drama occurred in late February with Ball travelling to Ohio to undergo the surgery before the Lakers brass talked him out of it. Owner Jeanie Buss sent a plane to Ohio to pick up Ball and ...2019
  • • Magic Johnson addresses rumored ESPN article on allegations
    Was there something more to Magic Johnson’s decision to abruptly resign on Tuesday from his position as president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers? When Johnson made his shocking announcement, there was some speculation among media members that the decision was related to a rumored ESPN article that would reflect negatively upon him. Here’s the Los Angeles Times’ Tania Ganguli o...2019
  • • Luke Walton on shutting LeBron down: 'Have a healthy summer'
    LeBron James‘ first season in Lakers purple and gold did not go to plan as he will miss the postseason for the first time in 2005. Earlier this week, the team announced James would be shut down for the rest of the year. “After consulting with our team doctors and medical staff, we have decided to hold LeBron out of games for the remainder of the season,” the team said in a statement released by pr...2019
  • • Lakers management facing intense pressure to fix a troubled team
    The Lakers’ path to a sixth straight non-playoff season began with a string of questionable free-agent signings after they landed LeBron James, writes Marc Stein of the New York Times. In a look at what went wrong in L.A. this season, Stein notes that team president Magic Johnson and GM Rob Pelinka surrounded James with JaVale McGee, Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Mich...2019
  • • LeBron James’ camp reportedly prefers Lakers coaching change
    While Lakers owner Jeanie Buss has praised head coach Luke Walton’s performance this season, LeBron James' camp reportedly prefers a coaching change, ESPN scribe Jackie MacMullan said on the "Brian Windhorst & The Hoop Collective" podcast. “It’s clear to me, and probably to you, Brian, that LeBron’s camp would prefer a coaching change — they’re not too subtle about that,”  MacMullan said (via Silv...2019
  • • Jeanie Buss continues to show support for Luke Walton
    The Los Angeles Lakers not surprisingly have struggled during LeBron James’ absence, going 5-9 since the superstar went down with a groin injury during a Dec. 25 victory over the Golden State Warriors. Despite the legitimate built-in reason for the Lakers’ rough patch, rumors suggest coach Luke Walton’s job may not be safe. In light of speculation Walton may be on the hot seat, Lakers co-owner and...2019
  • • Jeanie Buss: Luke Walton “Doing A Terrific Job”
    There’s a perception in Los Angeles and among many NBA observers that Lakers head coach Luke Walton is on the hot seat, but controlling owner Jeanie Buss said during an appearance on Zach Lowe’s Lowe Post podcast that’s not the case, as Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN.com relays. According to Buss, “everyone in the organization” – including top decision-makers Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka – is behind Walt...2019
  • • Report: Luke Walton still has the backing of Lakers owner
    The Los Angeles Lakers have dropped from a top-four seed on Christmas Day to completely out of the Western Conference Playoffs in a matter of less than a month. It’s obvious that the loss of LeBron James to a groin injury has played a role in this free fall. Los Angeles boasts a 3-7 record since James suffered said injury in a blowout win over the Warriors. This has led to speculation that head co...2019

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Magic Johnson trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Magic Johnson reveals LeBron James’ edge over Giannis Antetokounmpo in MVP race
    Los Angeles Lakers legend and former team president Magic Johnson has given his two cents worth on the MVP debate between LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks. Unsurprisingly, Magic is going with LeBron, a player who he himself recruited to LA in 2018, as the clear winner. Johnson detailed his argument to […] The post Magic Johnson reveals LeBron James’ edge ov...2020
  • • 10 NBA Draft busts living successful post-basketball lives
    When fans think of the NBA Draft, one of the first words that come to mind is “superstars.” After all, the draft has produced some of the biggest names in basketball such as Michael Jordan, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Larry Bird, LeBron James, Tim Duncan, Shaquille O’Neal, and more. But it has also produced some of […] The post 10 NBA Draft busts living successful post-basketball lives appeared ...2020
  • • LeBron James, Magic Johnson, other athletes react to Patrick Mahomes' record-breaking extension with Chiefs
    Mahomes' 10-year contract is worth over $500 million...2020
  • • Top 5 NBA Draft classes in league history, ranked
    The NBA Draft is home to some of the best players the league has to offer. Names such as Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Shaquille O’Neal, and Tim Duncan were high draft picks. There are some NBA draft classes that that are good, some are great, and some are the best of all time. […] The post Top 5 NBA Draft classes in league history, ranked appeared first on ClutchPoints....2020
  • • Magic Johnson tweet unofficially signifies return of NBA season
    The NBA is back! Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson has unofficially signified the return of the 2019-20 NBA season by offering a “deep” analysis of the Lakers’ chances to win the 2020 NBA championship. Following Avery Bradley’s decision to sit out the rest of the season, Johnson strongly believes the road to the title for […] The post Magic Johnson tweet unoffic...2020
  • • Magic providing $100 million in loans to minority-owned businesses
    Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson is offering $100 million in capital to help fund federal loans for minority and women business owners impacted by......2020
  • • Magic Johnson’s NBA contracts
    Earvin “Magic” Johnson helped popularize (and save) the NBA in the ’80s, won three MVPs and five championships for the “Showtime” Los Angeles Lakers, and became one of the most celebrated figures in hoops history. And while his impact enabled generations of ballers to earn millions (his greatest assist), how much did he earn as […] The post Magic Johnson’s...2020
  • • Magic Johnson’s net worth in 2020
    Born on Aug. 14, 1959 in Lansing, Michigan, Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr. would go on to become one of the most recognizable faces in the sporting world. With five championships and three NBA Finals MVPs to his credit, the Lakers legend is a pillar of the NBA’s history. Johnson enjoyed a successful career on the […] The post Magic Johnson’s net worth in 2020 appeared fir...2020
  • • Every trade Magic Johnson made as president of the Lakers
    Magic Johnson’s short tenure as the Los Angeles Lakers’ President of Basketball Operations was a bit of a roller coaster and ended fairly unceremoniously. Johnson, who was hired in February of 2017, made several trades during his time in the front office. While Johnson’s tenure didn’t lead to much success for the Lakers, the transactions […] The post Every trade Magic...2020
  • • Why Kobe Bryant is the ‘closest thing’ to Michael Jordan, per Magic Johnson
    Hall of Famer Magic Johnson has shared his two cents worth on the Michael Jordan-Kobe Bryant comparisons. According to the Los Angeles Lakers legend, it is clear that in his mind, Bryant is the closest thing we’ve seen to Jordan. Johnson recently appeared on ESPN’s First Take and explained why he believes this to be […] The post Why Kobe Bryant is the ‘closest thing’ ...2020

Magic Johnson stats

  • • Magic Johnson says Lakers' LeBron James 'definitely the MVP this season' due to his stats and leadership
    Earlier this year, Johnson said that James was 'probably' the best all-around player ever...2020
  • • Earvin 'Magic' Johnson: College basketball stats, best moments, quotes
    Essential stats, facts and quotes from Earvin "Magic" Johnson's college basketball career at Michigan State....2020

Magic Johnson kids, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, father/mother

  • Lakers GM Rob Pelinka on Kobe: “I lost my best friend and my sweet goddaughter”
    • Lakers GM Rob Pelinka on Kobe: “I lost my best friend and my sweet goddaughter”
    Rob Pelinka was, for many years, Kobe Bryant’s agent and confidant. Then, he came in (initially with Magic Johnson) to take over running the Lakers for Jeanie Buss. He was as close as anyone to Kobe, outside the star’s immediate family. Kobe’s death, along with Bryant’s daughter Gianna and seven others in a helicopter crash...2020
  • • Magic Johnson: Bronny James can be a better pro than this dad
    LeBron James is arguably the best player in NBA history, but Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson believes Bronny James, LeBron's son, will one day overtake him for that title. Speaking to TMZ Sports, Johnson said Bronny James could be “a little better” than his dad when it’s all said and done. “I think so,” Johnson tells us. “You hope so, anyway. Normally what happens is sometimes with all tha...2019
  • • LeBron, Magic offer condolences to Jeannie Buss after her mother passed away
    The Los Angeles Lakers suffered a terrible loss on Monday, as JoAnn Buss, the wife of former Lakers governor Dr. Jerry Buss and mother of current governor Jeanie Buss, passed away. The team sent out a statement Monday announcing her passing, asking fans to donate to The American Cancer Society or the Lakers Youth Foundation, rather than send flowers. LeBron James and Magic Johnson both took to soc...2019
  • • Report: Lonzo Ball passed on 'unauthorized' surgery after Lakers' threat to void contract
    2019
  • • Jeanie Buss tweets her love for Magic Johnson after his resignation
    Jeanie Buss could have been upset with Magic Johnson for blindsiding her with his resignation news on Tuesday, but that’s not how she responded publicly. Instead, Buss showed love for Magic on Twitter after he resigned as the Los Angeles Lakers’ President of Basketball Operations. Buss’ tweet came along with the Lakers’ statement on Magic’s resignation. Here’s what the team said: “There is no grea...2019
  • • Fallout from the Magic Johnson retirement announcement
    In the wake of Magic Johnson‘s abrupt resignation on Tuesday night, the Lakers issued a statement thanking him for his work with the franchise over the past two years. “There is no greater Los Angeles Laker than Earvin Johnson. We are deeply grateful to Magic for all that he has done for our franchise – as a player, an ambassador and an executive,” the statement reads. “… He will always be not onl...2019
  • • Players LeBron James and the Lakers should chase this summer
    As the Los Angeles Lakers finish up one of the most disappointing seasons in franchise history, the team’s brass will soon look forward to a vital offseason. This will likely include Los Angeles firing head coach Luke Walton. Given the Lakers’ roster makeup, it could also include adding two max-contract players to team up with LeBron James. At this point, we’re sure that King James will have some ...2019
  • • Carmelo Anthony’s toast to Dwyane Wade: ‘We more than a banana boat’
    Dwyane Wade was treated to a star-studded salute — in more ways than one — Thursday night, as the retiring Miami Heat legend was honored for his iconic career. Among those attending the fête — where Wade was presented with his own Hollywood star — were longtime pals Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul, not to mention Magic Johnson. Anthony, in good spirits despite remaining unemployed, saluted his pal ...2019
  • • LaVar Ball blasts Luke Walton, says Anthony Davis ‘not a winner’
    LaVar Ball is back at it with his old antics, and this time around the outspoken father of Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball is zeroing in on embattled coach Luke Walton and Anthony Davis. The elder Ball’s latest tirade stems from how his son has become a central figure in the Lakers’ pursuit of Davis and likely will be part of any deal bringing the New Orleans Pelicans superstar to L.A. LaVar B...2019
  • • LaVar Ball: I could coach Lakers to a title ‘with my eyes closed’
    LaVar Ball strangely has remained out of the spotlight so far this season. Now eight games in and the Los Angeles Lakers sporting a disappointing 3-5 record, the outspoken Ball not surprisingly could not stay silent any longer. Much as he did last season , the father of Lonzo Ball called out Luke Walton in an interview with Sky Sports while exhibiting extreme confidence he could do a better job th...2018

Top Magic Johnson news

  • • Magic Johnson remembers the exact moment he and Larry Bird passed the torch to Michael Jordan
    Jordan made sure to let Johnson and Bird know that there was 'a new sheriff in town'...2020
  • • Magic leads tributes to Kobe at All-Star Game
    Sunday's All-Star Game was all about remembering Kobe Bryant. Magic Johnson gave a pregame speech at center court, Jennifer Hudson performed "For All We Know (We May Meet Again)" and Common rapped, "Even in the darkest times, you'll feel Kobe's light."...2020
  • • 'The Last Dance' documentary: Magic Johnson, other NBA legends react to premiere of Michael Jordan series
    The first two episodes drew rave reviews from current and former NBA stars...2020
  • • Shaq Says He and Kobe Would Beat LeBron and Anthony Davis
    Shaquille O’Neal takes delight in questions that “can never be answered”: for example, who would win in a hypothetical matchup between himself and Kobe Bryant versus LeBron James and Lakers teammate Anthony Davis? O’Neal, to no one’s surprise, picked himself and Bryant as the superior superstar duo. Speaking of endless debates, Magic Johnson says James […] The p...2020
  • • Magic Johnson’s company giving $100 million to help minority-owned small businesses
    Magic Johnson told The Wall Street Journal his life insurance company — EquiTrust Life Insurance Co. — is giving out $100 million to assist women- and minority-owned businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic. The premise is the money will be used in an effort to help businesses obtain loans as part of the Payment Protection Program. EquiTrust […] The post Magic Johnson’s com...2020
  • • Magic Johnson says LeBron James is probably best 'all-around' player ever, but Michael Jordan is the GOAT
    Johnson said that James could potentially pass Jordan with more championships...2020
  • • Magic Johnson says Lakers' LeBron James 'definitely the MVP this season' due to his stats and leadership
    2020
  • • Magic Johnson speaks out on Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant’s ‘special relationship’
    Episode 5 of ESPN’s “The Last Dance” will include a segment on the 1998 NBA All Star Game featuring a young Kobe Bryant memorably dueling with his idol, Michael Jordan. According to Magic Johnson, that famous matchup at Madison Square Garden began a profound relationship between the two, which Jordan movingly discussed in his eulogy […] The post Magic Johnson speaks out on ...2020
  • • Magic Johnson on Lakers' early season success: 'This team would not be in the position it's in without me'
    Johnson walked away from his role as president of basketball operations in April...2019
  • • Lakers use promotion of Rob Pelinka to give him, not Magic Johnson, credit for signing LeBron James
    The Lakers have rewritten their recent history with a single press release...2020

Magic Johnson videos

  • Magic Johnson ULTIMATE Mixtape!Magic Johnson ULTIMATE Mixtape!
  • Top 10 Magic Johnson Plays.Top 10 Magic Johnson Plays.
  • Magic Johnson vs Michael Jordan LEGENDARY Game 5 Duel Highlights (1991 NBA Finals) - FACE TO FACE!Magic Johnson vs Michael Jordan LEGENDARY Game 5 Duel Highlights (1991 NBA Finals) - FACE TO FACE!
  • Magic Johnson - The Magic ShowMagic Johnson - The Magic Show
  • Magic Johnsons Top 10 AssistsMagic Johnsons Top 10 Assists
  • Magic Johnson, Tracy McGrady and Scottie Pippen debate LeBron vs. Giannis for NBA MVP | The JumpMagic Johnson, Tracy McGrady and Scottie Pippen debate LeBron vs. Giannis for NBA MVP | The Jump
  • The DARK SIDE of Showtime (What the NBA Doesnt Want You to Know) [Part III]The DARK SIDE of Showtime (What the NBA Doesnt Want You to Know) [Part III]
  • Magic Johnson weighs in on the NBA’s bubble | The JumpMagic Johnson weighs in on the NBA’s bubble | The Jump
  • Rookie Magic Leads Lakers To Title | #NBATogetherLive Classic GameRookie Magic Leads Lakers To Title | #NBATogetherLive Classic Game
  • Rookie Magic Johnson Full Game 6 Highlights vs 76ers (1980 NBA Finals) - 42 Pts, 15 Reb, FINALS MVP!Rookie Magic Johnson Full Game 6 Highlights vs 76ers (1980 NBA Finals) - 42 Pts, 15 Reb, FINALS MVP!

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  • • If LeBron James & Kobe Bryant faced in the NBA Finals: Who wins?
    2020
  • • Magic Johnson to receive ‘The Last Dance’ treatment with new documentary
    2020
  • • Magic Johnson speaks out on Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant’s ‘special relationship’
    2020
  • • Magic Johnson: Shaq’s Lakers Would Beat Jordan’s Bulls
    Shaquille O’Neal “was right” in claiming he would have made the difference in a hypothetical matchup between his three-peat Lakers against Michael Jordan‘s Bulls that won six titles in eight years during the 1990s, according to Magic Johnson. “The Bulls had no great centers,” says Johnson, who led Los Angeles to five championships in the […] The post Magic...2020
  • • Shaq Says He and Kobe Would Beat LeBron and Anthony Davis
    2020
  • • Nikola Jokic just joined some Hall of Fame postseason company
    Despite not really being a brand name, Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic will more than likely finish in the top five of MVP voting. The 24-year-old big man averaged 20.1 points, 10.8 rebounds and an astounding 7.3 assists per game during the regular year. With his Nuggets tied at one apiece in the conference semifinals against the Portland Trail Blazers, Jokic has now made some postseason compan...2019
  • • 10 reasons Jason Kidd isn't a good fit for the Lakers
    After Luke Walton’s firing mutual parting of ways with the Lakers, the team is looking for a new coach, and one of the leading candidates is Hall of Fame point guard Jason Kidd.  The former coach of the Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets, Kidd is one of the few potential coaches with more assists than former Lakers president Magic Johnson. He’s also friends with LeBron from their time playing toget...2019
  • • Clippers to beat Lakers for top NBA free agents, per report
    Fresh off the greatest comeback in NBA Playoff history, the upstart Los Angeles Clippers have made it a first-round series against the Golden State Warriors. While it’s widely expected that Los Angeles will fall short of following that up with the greatest upset in playoff history, the future is bright for Doc Rivers’ squad. Remaining in Los Angeles, the Lakers hit a major snag in LeBron James’ fi...2019
  • • Sports world reacts to Lakers firing Luke Walton
    The Los Angeles Lakers fired head coach Luke Walton on Friday, announcing that they have parted ways. Even after the sudden resignation of Magic Johnson, this isn’t terribly surprising news. Walton had failed to lead Los Angeles to the playoffs in each of his three seasons manning the bench. It’s rather obvious that star LeBron James wants his own guy to run things. It’s also in this that one popu...2019
  • Danny Ainge Kicks Off Press Conference With Magic Johnson-Inspired Joke
    • Danny Ainge Kicks Off Press Conference With Magic Johnson-Inspired Joke
    The looming intensity of the NBA playoffs hasn’t stripped Danny Ainge of his wits. The Celtics president of basketball operations... »...2019

Magic Johnson rumors, scandals

  • • Magic Johnson addresses rumored ESPN article on allegations
    2019
  • • Why Becky Hammon makes perfect sense for Lakers
    A disastrous Los Angeles Lakers season came to a bitter and shocking end earlier this week when team president Magic Johnson suddenly resigned from his post. There’s been a lot of speculation about what led to Magic’s departure. What we do know is that these Lakers are going to look a lot different next season. That might start on the court with Los Angeles’ brass, whoever it might be, finding som...2019
  • • Might Lakers keep Luke Walton as head coach after Magic news?
    Magic Johnson dropped a shocking bomb on Tuesday night by announcing he was stepping down as the Los Angeles Lakers’ President of Basketball Operations. Johnson announced the news to the media, saying he hadn’t even told Jeanie Buss or Rob Pelinka because he couldn’t face her and tell her the disappointing news. Johnson’s announcement comes on the final day of the regular season for the Lakers, wh...2019
  • • NBA world reacts to Magic Johnson’s sudden resignation
    In what has to be considered one of the most shocking developments of the NBA season, Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson held a press conference on Tuesday to announce that he has resigned from that role. Johnson’s resignation comes amid internal strife as the Lakers themselves finish up what has been a lost season. What happens to the once-proud franchise from here? Will LeBron James have...2019
  • • Disappearing act: Magic's resignation is as selfish as it is self care
    Late in the day on April 9, Los Angeles Lakers President of Basketball Operations Earvin “Magic” Johnson resigned from that position. From his own words and reports around the team, Magic didn’t let anyone know about this decision. According to him, he didn’t want to get emotional when telling Jeanie Buss and end up staying. He also didn’t want to make a decision on firing head coach Luke Walton. ...2019
  • • Nets' D’Angelo Russell takes the high road after victory over Lakers
    Nets guard D’Angelo Russell has transformed into the kind of leader the Lakers needed this season, Michael Scotto of The Athletic writes. Russell was traded to Brooklyn from Los Angeles in 2017, with Lakers president Magic Johnson saying shortly afterward the team needs to find a leader for the future. Russell, a first time All-Star this season, led the Nets to a 111-106 victory over the Lakers at...2019
  • • Watch: Magic Johnson has seemingly learned his lesson about tampering rules
    Magic Johnson has had such a difficult time keeping his mouth shut about players from other teams that his tampering charges have become something of a running joke in the NBA, but it appears that he might be learning his lesson. The Los Angeles Lakers’ president was on hand to watch Murray State standout Ja Morant in the Ohio Valley Tournament on Friday night, but when talking to a reporter, he m...2019
  • • NBA executive says LeBron James ‘killed’ Lakers’ chemistry
    The Los Angeles Lakers are in serious danger of missing the playoffs, and one NBA executive thinks LeBron James should shoulder some of the blame. The Lakers are coming off a 128-115 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, who played the game without star player Anthony Davis. That’s the shame Davis who demanded a trade before the deadline, was interested in the Lakers and shares James’s agent, Rich Pau...2019
  • • Charles Barkley: It’s Magic Johnson’s fault if Lakers don’t make playoffs
    The Los Angeles Lakers are on the outside looking in at postseason picture in the competitive Western Conference at the All-Star break, and Charles Barkley believes Magic Johnson should be blamed if the team fails to turn around their season and make the playoffs. Barkley, in an appearance Thursday on ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption,” argued that the Lakers president of basketball operations so co...2019
  • • NBA concludes that Magic Johnson's comments on Ben Simmons do not constitute a tampering violation
    The league has cleared Magic Johnson and the Lakers of any wrongdoing...2019

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