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  • All-Star picks go overboard to reward winning

    All-Star picks go overboard to reward winning
    Not to sound un-American, but too much emphasis is being placed on winning when picking the NBA All-Star Game rosters. Take the Atlanta Hawks – everybody is. Eastern Conference coaches selected three Hawks as All-Star reserves: Al Horford,...
  • How Warriors guard Klay Thompson built his All-Star r�sum�

    OAKLAND, Calif. After Warriors guard Klay Thompson went on his mind-boggling barrage last week, scoring 37 points in a quarter, George Gervin got a little nostalgic. But you can't say it brought back memories. When you're shooting a basketball like that,...
  • Klay Thompson doesn't shy away from Magic tweet

    OAKLAND, Calif. Of all the reactions to Klay Thompson's record-setting 37-point quarter, the one that stood out to the Warriors' guard came from hall of famer Magic Johnson. The Los Angeles Lakers legend not only supported Thompson's bid to become an...
  • Sideline Chatter: He fails when it comes to telling fact from fiction

    Let's just say Mark Jackson wasn't the quickest study in NBA history. "When I played for Rick Pitino in New York, he kept telling me I was the best point guard in the game," the ESPN commentator recounted during Wednesday's Blazers-Clippers telecast....
  • Kobe Bryant sits out the Lakers' game against the Magic for rest purposes

    Kobe Bryant sits out the Lakers' game against the Magic for rest purposes
    LOS ANGELES — Statues of Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wayne Gretzky, Oscar De La Hoya and Chick Hearn adorn the plaza outside Staples Center. You don't need to tell the Orlando Magic that a statue of Kobe Bryant someday will be there, too....
  • Financial advising firm focuses on professional athletes

    Financial advising firm focuses on professional athletes
    When a new professional athlete gets that first big paycheck, it can be hard to suppress the desire to splurge on a sports car, luxury condo or whatever catches his or her fancy. Friends, family and associates might come looking for a piece, whether it'...
  • Jeanie Buss doesn't see any logic in idea of Lakers tanking

    Jeanie Buss doesn't see any logic in idea of Lakers tanking
    The Lakers (11-24) will lose their first-round pick to the Phoenix Suns if they don't have a top-five selection in the 2015 NBA draft. Some, including Hall of Famer Magic Johnson, have suggested it would be better if the Lakers tank the season, to...
  • In L.A. NBA battle, Lakers have the past, Clippers have the present

    In L.A. NBA battle, Lakers have the past, Clippers have the present
    Byron Scott smiled in late October when asked which of Los Angeles' NBA teams ruled the city. "When they get about 13 banners," the Lakers coach said of the Clippers, mindful that his team had won 16 championships and its cross-town rival zero, "then it...
  • Lakers offer condolences to Kupchak family on death of teenage daughter

    Lakers offer condolences to Kupchak family on death of teenage daughter
    The news about the death of Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak's teenage daughter has been hard for everyone in the Lakers' family, Coach Byron Scott said before the team played Portland. Alina Claire Kupchak, the 15-year-old daughter of Mitch and his...
  • Byron Scott-Magic Johnson friendship has plenty of fuel left in tank

    Byron Scott-Magic Johnson friendship has plenty of fuel left in tank
    Magic Johnson created a mess earlier this month by saying the Lakers should "lose every game" and secure a top-five draft pick. Some Lakers fans hated it, some loved it. Lakers players and coaches definitely didn't like it. But when Johnson and good...
  • Magic Johnson joins 'The Marvel Experience' as investor, board member

    Thor, Iron Man, The Hulk … and Magic Johnson? Hero Ventures, the company behind The Marvel Experience -- a touring theme park attraction featuring Marvel heroes and villains -- announced that the legendary basketball player is joining the team as...