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  • • Magic Johnson names the best NBA, MLB players in the world after Dodgers’ World Series win
    There’s no denying that Magic Johnson is a Los Angeles lifer, unabashedly rooting for all the sports teams from Tinsletown. So his happiness level must be off the charts now with both the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Dodgers each having won a title. In fact, the outspoken NBA legend is filled with […] The post Magic Johnson names the best NBA, MLB players in the world after D...2020
  • Magic, Jeter, Roy, Arozarena: Rays slugger having an epic rookie playoff performance
    • Magic, Jeter, Roy, Arozarena: Rays slugger having an epic rookie playoff performance
    Arozarena has been a key to Tampa's run to the World Series. Like Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Derek Jeter and others, he's proving that experience isn't everything in the postseason....2020
  • • LeBron James behind Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson as GOAT, claims Michael Rapaport
    Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James may have further solidified his case for the GOAT conversation against Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan after winning the fourth championship ring of his career in the 2020 NBA Finals. However, actor and NBA fan Michael Rapaport served a hot take when he recently joined Shannon Sharpe and Skip […] The post LeBron James behind Michael Jordan and Magic J...2020
  • • Lakers’ Rob Pelinka, Magic Johnson already talking repeat
    Not too long ago, Rob Pelinka and Magic Johnson had tumultuous fallout after the latter resigned as the Los Angeles Lakers’ president of basketball operations.  It didn’t take a while for the two to patch things up. In fact, after the Lakers snagged the 2020 NBA title, the two have already talked about repeating as […] The post Lakers’ Rob Pelinka, Magic Johnson already tal...2020
  • • Magic Johnson calls on Luka Doncic to join Lakers
    The dust has barely settled on the Los Angeles Lakers’ championship win on Sunday, and already, Lakers legend Magic Johnson is already talking about the future. The man he has set his sights on right now is none other than Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic. Speaking to Max Kellerman in a recent appearance on ESPN’s […] The post Magic Johnson calls on Luka Doncic to join Lake...2020
  • • Magic Johnson jokingly recruits Luka Doncic to join the Lakers while discussing the franchise's future plans
    The Hall of Famer and former Lakers executive laid out the next five to six years for his former team...2020
  • • LeBron James-Michael Jordan GOAT debate: Magic Johnson, like most of us, is looking at this all wrong
    Johnson said LeBron still needs one more championship to enter Jordan's realm...2020
  • • Magic Johnson storms Twitter after Lakers’ NBA Finals victory
    Los Angeles Lakers legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson has been pretty active on Twitter throughout the entire 2020 playoffs. Who can blame him? His old team is finally pegged to return to its lost glory and win a title for the first time in 10 years. Magic understandably went into overdrive on Sunday, as the Lakers […] The post Magic Johnson storms Twitter after Lakers’ NBA Fina...2020
  • • Rob Pelinka Called Magic Johnson After Lakers Won NBA Title
    Back in April 2019, Magic Johnson shocked the Lakers franchise by abruptly stepping down, later claiming he was “betrayed” by Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka. Despite the accusations, Pelinka says he and Magic maintained a strong relationship after Johnson’s departure. And so, after the Lakers won the championship on Sunday, Pelinka decided to call Johnson […] The post R...2020
  • • Magic Johnson guarantees Anthony Davis’ return to Lakers, weighs in on GOAT debate
    Los Angeles Lakers legend and Hall of Fame point guard Magic Johnson is reveling in the team’s NBA championship, and he guarantees more is in store. During an appearance on ESPN’s “First Take,” Johnson said he believes Anthony Davis–who can be a free agent this offseason by opting out of his player option–will absolutely be […] The post Magic Johnson guara...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 guarantees Anthony Davis’ return to Lakers, weighs in on GOAT debate
    Los Angeles Lakers legend and Hall of Fame point guard Magic Johnson is reveling in the team’s NBA championship, and he guarantees more is in store. During an appearance on ESPN’s “First Take,” Johnson said he believes Anthony Davis–who can be a free agent this offseason by opting out of his player option–will absolutely be […] The post Magic Johnson guara...2020
  • • NBA world reacts to Steve Nash becoming the Nets' new head coach
    Spencer Dinwiddie, Steve Kerr, Magic Johnson and more offered their thoughts on the hire....2020
  • • 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

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

  • • Rajon Rondo's postseason emergence is validating Magic Johnson's ridiculed philosophy on team-building
    The Lakers are winning with ball-handling, basketball-IQ and toughness, just as Magic Johnson planned...2020
  • • 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 admits he still gets nervous when seeing a police car
    Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson reveals that to this day, the mere sight of police vehicles still leaves him nervous. The Hall of Famer knows that everyone, especially African-Americans no matter their name or status, have little to no room for error when dealing with the cops in today’s “tough time”, as Johnson puts […] The post Magic Johnson admits he still gets n...2020
  • • Magic Johnson teases Showtime Lakers documentary
    NBA legend and Los Angeles Lakers icon Magic Johnson is teasing Purple and Gold fans with a Showtime documentary. Johnson was at the Lakers’ practice facility on Monday, as the Showtime doc has evidently already begun production. The 12-time All-Star ran into Los Angeles owner Jeanie Buss as well. At the @Lakers facility today filming […] The post Magic Johnson teases Showtime Lakers d...2020
  • • Dwyane Wade, Magic Johnson, NBA world speak out on George Floyd’s death
    A number of current and former NBA stars took to social media to mourn and issue a call to action over the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody on Monday in Minneapolis. Floyd was detained and handcuffed after police were called to the scene regarding a forgery complaint. A bystander video captured […] The post Dwyane Wade, Magic Johnson, NBA world speak out on George Floyd̵...2020

Magic Johnson videos

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  • 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
  • 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!
  • Rookie Magic Leads Lakers To Title | #NBATogetherLive Classic GameRookie Magic Leads Lakers To Title | #NBATogetherLive Classic Game
  • Magic Johnson & Larry Bird - Lifetime Achievement Award - 2019 NBA AwardsMagic Johnson & Larry Bird - Lifetime Achievement Award - 2019 NBA Awards
  • Magic Johnson EPIC Game 4 Comeback Highlights vs Celtics 1987 NBA Finals - 29 Pts, FAMOUS HOOK SHOTMagic Johnson EPIC Game 4 Comeback Highlights vs Celtics 1987 NBA Finals - 29 Pts, FAMOUS HOOK SHOT
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  • • Magic, Jeter, Roy, Arozarena: Rays slugger having an epic rookie playoff performance
    2020
  • • Magic Johnson storms Twitter after Lakers’ NBA Finals victory
    2020
  • • Magic Johnson gets temporary restraining order against stalker who threatened him
    Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson as well as his employees have been under the pestering of a man who’s been stalking the Hall of Famer. What’s worse is the stalker has been issuing his team threats and demands. And in the midst of an already-crazy year, the man has just crossed the line which […] The post Magic Johnson gets temporary restraining order against stalker who t...2020
  • • Magic Johnson reacts to Bam Adebayo’s game-saving block on Jayson Tatum
    Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson believes Miami Heat big man Bam Adebayo’s game-saving block on Boston Celtics small forward Jayson Tatum in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals is the best defensive play he’s ever seen in the playoffs. Bam Adebayo’s block on Jayson Tatum’s dunk attempt was the best defensive play I’ve […] The post Magic Johnson reacts to Bam Adebayo...2020
  • • Magic Johnson gushes about ‘Little General’ Kyle Lowry after masterful Game 6 performance
    After Wednesday night’s epic performance, Kyle Lowry has everyone impressed as he led the way for the huge Game 6 win by the Toronto Raptors over the Boston Celtics. The Raptors starting guard was key down the stretch and was the leader on the both sides of the floor for the defending champions as they’ve […] The post Magic Johnson gushes about ‘Little General’ Kyle L...2020
  • • Luka Doncic joins LeBron James, Magic Johnson after recording first playoff career triple-double
    Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic had to prematurely leave the court in Game 3 versus the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday. Still, he was able to write himself into the history books, becoming the third-youngest player to notch a triple-double in a playoff game in Dallas’ 122-130 loss. At 21 years old (175 days), the […] The post Luka Doncic joins LeBron James, Magic Johnson after r...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
  • • 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

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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