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Magic Johnson

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  • Lakers don't want to hear about losing

    The Lakers were in a great mood, winners of one in a row, when they were asked about Magic Johnson's comments after beating the Sacramento Kings. Even Nick Young stopped smiling when he heard Johnson said the Lakers should lose every game to secure a...
  • Kobe Bryant as the Lakers' starting point guard? Don't laugh

    It's not comparable to Magic Johnson starting an NBA Finals game at center, but Kobe Bryant might eventually start at point guard. It’s even been discussed in the past. “I’ve thought about starting him at the point and I even talked to...
  • Kobe Bryant pushes Lakers to win and pushes closer to Michael Jordan

    Somewhere, Magic Johnson is frowning. Maybe Michael Jordan too. The Lakers went out and beat the Sacramento Kings, 98-95, the same day Johnson said the Lakers should lose the rest of their games so they could secure a high draft pick. How the Lakers...
  • 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 parkĀ attraction featuring Marvel heroes and villains -- announced that the legendary basketball player is joining the team as...
  • Clippers FYI: Blake Griffin turns his game inside-out

    The Clippers brought a skilled mixologist with them to South Beach. It led to some fun times for the entire team. Blake Griffin artfully blended his shots throughout the Clippers' 17-point rout of the Miami Heat on Thursday, showing that he can be...
  • A year-by-year look at Hot Property's most memorable listings

    A year-by-year look at Hot Property's most memorable listings
    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...
  • Hot Property at 30: A look back

    Hot Property at 30: A look back
    Hot Property was just a kernel of an idea when Ruth Ryon proposed it in 1984 to Dick Turpin, then-editor of The Times' Real Estate section. The reporter thought there could be a column in the short stories she had started writing on notable people and...
  • Five takeaways from the Clippers' 110-93 victory over Miami

    The Clippers took their traveling party to South Beach on Thursday and thoroughly enjoyed a 110-93 romp over the Miami Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena. Here are five takeaways after the Clippers improved to 2-0 on their seven-game trip that continues...
  • Magic Johnson, Mia Hamm among owners of new L.A. pro soccer team

    The newest professional sports franchise in Southern California doesn't have a name, a home, any players or even a coach. But the fledgling Major League Soccer team does have a large and impressive ownership group with enough star power to make it stand...
  • An older and wiser Byron Scott is still all business

    No matter what happens between now and April 15, the presumed end of the Lakers season, Byron Scott won't wall himself off. He left that behind more than 20 years ago, when he and James Worthy had to assume the unofficial roles of team spokesmen after...
  • Magic Johnson suggests Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin should start

    Jeremy Lin has been one of the Lakers' best players during the preseason, averaging 10.8 points and 6.0 assists through four games. Coming off the bench, Lin helped the Lakers overtake the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, 94-86, while scoring 13...