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Magic Johnson

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  • The legacy of Landon Donovan

    The legacy of Landon Donovan
    If Magic Johnson and Larry Bird came along at the right time to save the NBA with their skills and transcendent personalities, if Wayne Gretzky appeared to become the relatable face the NHL lacked and trigger a warm-weather hockey boom, Landon Donovan has...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Former Lakers applaud Kobe Bryant

    Former Lakers applaud Kobe Bryant
    The reviews trickled in quickly, the comparisons between Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant forgotten for one brief period of time. Bryant passed Jordan on Sunday for third on the NBA's all-time scoring list, an accomplishment that overshadowed the Lakers'...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • No surprise Kobe struggling to deal with losing

    No surprise Kobe struggling to deal with losing
    Kobe Bryant soon will pass Michael Jordan for third place on the NBA's all-time scoring list. That is unless another of his body parts goes out or he is suspended for threatening great bodily harm to his teammates. In a most predictable of scenarios,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...