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  • Magic Johnson: ‘In a Perfect World, You’d Love to Have Kawhi’
    Magic Johnson, speaking for Lakers Nation, says Kawhi Leonard electing to join the LA Clippers (along with Paul George) was a great disappointment. Ever the optimist, however, Johnson says Los Angeles is now the “king of basketball.” The legendary Hall of Famer is confident the Purple and Gold, thanks to LeBron James and new teammate [...
  • Kawhi Leonard Spoke to Magic Johnson About the Lakers
    Magic Johnson told reporters Sunday that he spoke to free agent Kawhi Leonard and his uncle Dennis Robertson about the Los Angeles Lakers. Johnson is said to have had a positive conversation and re-assured Leonard’s camp about the Lakers’ front-office turmoil. Leonard, 28, is expected to be delibrate and appears to be in no rush [̷...
  • Magic Johnson Says Kawhi Leonard Wants Him to Attend Lakers Meeting
    Kawhi Leonard wants Magic Johnson in the room when he meets with the Los Angeles Lakers’ braintrust in the coming days, according to the Hall of Famer. The NBA, however, squashed the idea as soon as it got wind of it. Lakers owner Jeanie Buss has not asked Johnson—who abruptly resigned from his post as […] The post Magic Johnson Says K...
  • Magic Johnson: Lakers Should Chase D’Angelo Russell in Free Agency
    Magic Johnson would gladly welcome back D’Angelo Russell to Los Angeles. “Now he’s ready,” says Johnson, who infamously traded Russell to Brooklyn after questioning the young point guard’s leadership skills. Magic added that he has yet to speak to Lakers majority team owner Jeanie Buss “directly” following his abrupt exit a...
  • Magic Johnson, Larry Bird Honored with 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award
    Former rivals Magic Johnson and Larry Bird both received the NBA's Lifetime Achievement Award....
  • Magic Johnson Says He Implored Lakers to Complete Anthony Davis Trade
    Magic Johnson says he was in touch with the Lakers’ front-office prior to the Anthony Davis trade, urging them to get the blockbuster swap done. Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka tried and failed to complete the move back in February, leading to Johnson’s sudden resignation as president of basketball ops and a very public […...
  • Magic Johnson: ‘I’ve Never Abused an Employee. Never Will’
    Magic Johnson pushed back against a published report alleging that he was something of an abusive boss during his brief tenure as president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers. Johnson says team owner Jeanie Buss would have never allowed such behavior. “I’ve been in business 35 years, I’ve had partnerships with some of […] Th...
  • LeBron James: Magic Johnson Stepping Down ‘Was Just Weird’
    LeBron James, like everyone else, was stunned by Magic Johnson‘s abrupt resignation from his post as the Lakers’ president of basketball operations. Johnson helped convince James to relocate to Los Angeles last summer—LeBron had “no idea” the Hall of Famer planned to quit—and was critical of the way he exited the job during...
  • • No hard feelings: Magic Johnson and Jeanie Buss have dinner
    Magic Johnson may have abruptly quit his job as Los Angeles Lakers president and not given owner Jeanie Buss prior warning, but their relationship seems to be intact. In fact, the two seemed to make a point of proving that on Thursday night. Both Magic and Buss shared photos on Twitter from a dinner they had together. Magic made headlines for stepp...
  • • 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 ...
  • • Magic Johnson seemingly responds to Pelinka-Buss email reporting
    On Wednesday, Ric Bucher went on the Colin Cowherd show and offered an explanation for Magic Johnson’s sudden resignation as Lakers president. According to Bucher (as recounted by Complex), Rob Pelinka and Jeanie Buss exchanged e-mails about Magic Johnson and what he was and was not doing in his role as president, and Buss inadvertently blind carbo...
  • • 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...
  • • Lakers don't plan to replace Magic Johnson
    Lakers owner Jeanie Buss has no plans to hire a replacement for Magic Johnson, Tania Ganguli and Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times report. Johnson blindsided the organization by stepping down as president of basketball operations two weeks ago. However, Johnson declared that he’s still playing an active role in organizational decisions. “I ...
  • • Magic Johnson remains involved with Lakers
    Magic Johnson shocked the NBA world when he stepped down as the Lakers‘ president of basketball operations. However, despite the lack of title, he said he still remains involved with the team. “I’m still helping them. It’s almost like I never left (laughs). I’m still talking to them every day,” Johnson said via TMZ (h/t Harrison Faigen of SB Nation...
  • • Lakers reportedly plan to have second interviews with Ty Lue, Monty Williams
    The Los Angeles Lakers appear to be pressing forward in their search for a new head coach. The Lakers interviewed Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Monty Williams this week. On Friday, they interviewed Ty Lue, who was fired by the Cleveland Cavaliers following an 0-6 start to the season. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Dave McMenamin, t...

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Top news - Magic Johnson

  • • Report: LeBron James’ camp prefers coaching change from Luke Walton
    Jeanie Buss may be backing Luke Walton as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, but whether LeBron James and his camp does is a different story. In a discussion on “Brian Windhorst & The Hoop Collective” podcast (53 minutes in), Jackie MacMullan said there is “tension” within the Lakers over the head coaching subject. She said that LeBron’s cam...
  • LeBron James Leads All-Star Voting for 3rd Straight Year
    LeBron James joins Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson as Lakers who have led the league in All-Star voting....
  • • 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-mak...
  • • 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 ...
  • • Release date announced for Kevin Durant biography
    A release date for a new Kevin Durant biography has been announced, and the title alone has already inspired some serious snark on social media. Titled, “KD: Kevin Durant’s Relentless Pursuit to Be the Greatest,” is written by Marcus Thompson II, who serves as Bay Area lead columnist for The Athletic and previously was a longtime Golden State Warri...
  • • 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 ...
  • • Luke Walton's fate hinges on Jeanie Buss making crucial decision
    Controlling owner Jeanie Buss holds the key to Luke Walton‘s future as head coach, Bill Oram of The Athletic opines. If team president Magic Johnson urges Buss to make a coaching change in the near future or at the end of the season, she would have to choose between her loyalty to Johnson and her faith in Walton, Oram continues. There is growing un...
  • • Luke Walton reportedly in no ‘imminent danger’ of being fired
    The Los Angeles Lakers have not surprisingly struggled amid LeBron James’ recent absence due to injury, but Luke Walton’s job reportedly remains safe. The Athletic’s Sam Amick mentions in his Tuesday “Notes” column that Walton, currently in his third year as Lakers head coach, is not in any “imminent danger” of getting fired by president of basketb...
  • • About Last Night: Westbrook plays backup guitar
    Paul George in L.A. went from being a Laker goal in the offseason to a sore reminder of what isn't reality on Wednesday night. The former free agent and current Kia MVP candidate didn't even take a meeting with Magic Johnson & Co. during the summer, instead opting to remain with Oklahoma City before any temptation to do otherwise could be sprun...
  • David Fizdale Says Nikola Jokic is a ‘7-2 Magic Johnson’
    David Fizdale praised Nikola Jokic before his Knicks played the Nuggets last night in Denver, calling him a “7-2 Magic Johnson” and saying Jokic was “as good of a passer as any guard in the league,” according to Harrison Wind of BSN Denver. Knicks coach David Fizdale on Nikola Jokic: “He’s a 7-2 Magic Johnson…He’s [&#...
  • • Report: NBA sends memo reminding teams about anti-tampering rules
    An NBA spokesperson essentially came out and said last week that LeBron James publicly stating his desire for the Los Angeles Lakers to pursue Anthony Davis did not constitute tampering, but the league apparently feels its teams need a reminder of what does. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski obtained a copy of a memo the NBA sent to teams on Friday to serv...
  • • Magic Johnson: Lakers will ‘be okay’ despite LeBron James injury
    Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson is not sweating LeBron James’ groin injury, especially in light of encouraging news that it’s not considered too serious. “We don’t worry about what people say,” Johnson told a TMZ Sports camera crew Wednesday night. “We’re having a great season, you can’t worry about what people s...
  • • Lakers part with equipment manager who had been with team since Showtime
    One seeming Los Angeles Lakers lifer is now no longer with the team. Bill Oram of The Athletic reported on Friday that the Lakers have parted ways with longtime equipment manager Carlos Maples, who on Thursday tendered his resignation. Maples had been with the team for over 30 years, dating all the way back to the Showtime era. He started with the ...
  • Did LeBron James tamper saying he would like to play with Anthony Davis?
    This week, LeBron James said it would be “incredible” to play with Anthony Davis. If Lakers’ president Magic Johnson had said that exact same thing, the NBA league office would have slapped Los Angeles with a massive tampering fine before he finished the sentence. But if a player says it, the league looks the other way. Is...
  • • NBA responds to claims that LeBron tampered with Anthony Davis remarks
    LeBron James angered many executives around the NBA when he openly stated this week that he would love if the Los Angeles Lakers acquired Anthony Davis, but the league says the four-time MVP was not guilty of breaking any rules. On Friday, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski published a story citing several small-market general managers who are furious with ...

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