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  • Jordan Clarkson's rebounding has been pleasant surprise for Lakers

    Jordan Clarkson's rebounding has been pleasant surprise for Lakers
    Mark Madsen knows a few things about life. Dancing wouldn't be one of them. But rebounding delights him to no end. The Lakers assistant coach lights up when asked about Jordan Clarkson's penchant to grab quite a few boards for a point guard. The...
  • Stan Van Gundy: Shaquille O'Neal belongs in the Magic Hall of Fame

    Stan Van Gundy: Shaquille O'Neal belongs in the Magic Hall of Fame
    Shaquille O'Neal and Stan Van Gundy had a rocky relationship when Van Gundy coached O'Neal with the Miami Heat. But Van Gundy left no doubt that he thinks Shaq belongs in the Orlando Magic Hall of Fame. "I think it's fitting that they're honoring him,...
  • McDonald's All American Games showcase the best of the best

    McDonald's All American Games showcase the best of the best
    Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal and LeBron James are among the best players to ever shoot a basketball. But before they were record-setting NBA giants, they were all players in the McDonald’s All American Games. The games...
  • DePaul played key role in most important Final Four ever

    DePaul played key role in most important Final Four ever
    Note to DePaul fans: With your basketball program mired in mediocrity and the school searching yet again for a coach to turn it all around, it might be encouraging to remember the glory days. Then again, it might only cause more frustration. Thirty-...
  • Elfrid Payton tries to ignore the praise he's received recently

    Elfrid Payton tries to ignore the praise he's received recently
    Elfrid Payton now sits alongside basketball luminaries Oscar Robertson, Alvan Adams, Magic Johnson, David Robinson, Jason Kidd and Antoine Walker in the NBA record books. They are the only people in NBA history who have recorded back-to-back triple-...
  • CPS group rips 'Magic' custodian deal, contributions to Emanuel campaign

    CPS group rips 'Magic' custodian deal, contributions to Emanuel campaign
    The head of a Chicago Public Schools principals' group again condemned privatized school custodian contracts Thursday, including an $80 million deal connected to NBA Hall of Famer Earvin "Magic" Johnson, another of whose firms has since donated $250,000...
  • 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'...
  • Gala nets almost $1M for hospital

    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 in...
  • 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...
  • 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,...