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  • Mike Bianchi: Orlando City lets us savor new chapter in Central Florida sports history

     Mike Bianchi: Orlando City lets us savor new chapter in Central Florida sports history
    How many times in life do we get a chance to be there in person to witness history? To see a country being born, a movement being started, a new frontier being discovered? Unfortunately, there weren't any fan-filled bleachers there when Neil Armstrong...
  • Magic Johnson says he's interested in promoting NFL team in L.A.

    Magic Johnson says he's interested in promoting NFL team in L.A.
    When he's not chiming inĀ on the state of the Lakers or being the public face of the Dodgers' ownership group, basketball great Magic Johnson is a businessman. And as a businessman, it appears Johnson is interested in having an active role in helping an...
  • Gala nets almost $1M for hospital

    Hall of Fame basketball player Earvin "Magic" Johnson was recently honored with the second annual Joe DiMaggio American Icon Award by Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. The event, which raised almost $1 million, was staged at the Diplomat Resort & Spa...
  • Magic Johnson says Jim Buss has to own up to his mistakes with Lakers

    Magic Johnson says Jim Buss has to own up to his mistakes with Lakers
    Former Lakers great Magic Johnson again harshly criticized Jim Buss, the team's executive vice president of basketball operations. Johnson appeared Tuesday on ESPN's "First Take" and ripped Buss for way he has run the Lakers. "When you're wrong, you'...
  • Letters: No love for the Lakers anywhere

    Letters: No love for the Lakers anywhere
    For those of you who still think that Lakers fans don't want the team to tank: The only NBA arena where you'll hear "Beat L.A." is Staples Center. Paul Feinsinger Agoura Hills :: First, Dwight Howard, then Carmelo Anthony, then Pau Gasol and now...
  • Magic Johnson criticizes Lakers, Jim Buss once again

    Magic Johnson criticizes Lakers, Jim Buss once again
    On Tuesday, Magic Johnson lashed out against Lakers owner/executive Jim Buss. "[He's] trying to do it himself, trying to prove to everybody that this was the right decision, that 'my dad gave me the reins,' and he's not consulting anybody," Johnson said...
  • Lakers Coach Byron Scott says he's 'cordial' with Bucks' Jason Kidd

    Lakers Coach Byron Scott says he's 'cordial' with Bucks' Jason Kidd
    Byron Scott was in his first stint as a head coach when Jason Kidd happened. The star of the New Jersey Nets at the time, Kidd reportedly tried to lead an uprising in the locker room to complain about Scott's coaching. It likely led to the end of...
  • 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...
  • 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'...
  • 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...