Magic Johnson

Lakers forward LeBron James and Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard
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Nick Friar
June 28, 2019 - 6:26 pm
While the Celtics appear to be ready to roll with Kemba Walker — instead of Kyrie Irving — for the foreseeable future, the rest of the Eastern Conference still has a few things to sort out. The Bucks have to work things out with Malcolm Brogden and Khris Middleton, though Marc Stein of the New York...
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Alex Reimer
May 29, 2019 - 12:00 pm
Imagine you are ESPN senior writer Baxter Holmes. Your two-year investigation into the dysfunction of the Lakers just went live, featuring dozens of interviews with high-level league executives and team staffers. The piece, which probably took thousands of hours to put together, paints the...
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Nick Friar
May 28, 2019 - 7:23 pm
Just over a week ago, Magic Johnson expressed the Lakers would be able to land Kyrie Irving or Kawhi Leonard, whichever Los Angeles prefers. The primary reason: LeBron James. And it’s not simply because of James’ ability on the court. Johnson made a point of saying “Once you get in the room and you...
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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving and Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James
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Nick Friar
May 25, 2019 - 8:53 am
A photoshopped picture of Kyrie Irving in a Lakers uniform set the NBA world on fire Friday all because LeBron James pushed the “like” button on Instagram. What a shocking turn of events! Who knew James liked the idea of reuniting with Irving? Oh, that’s right, it’s been pretty clear for a while —...
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Magic Johnson
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Nick Friar
May 20, 2019 - 2:34 pm
Although Magic Johnson doesn’t work for the Los Angeles Lakers anymore, he’s made it clear he still has their best interests in mind. The most recent example came during his Monday appearance on ESPN’s “First Take,” when he expressed who he feels the Lakers should go after in the off-season. “I...
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Alex Reimer
April 10, 2019 - 11:40 am
Magic Johnson abruptly stepped down as president of basketball operations for the Lakers Tuesday because he says he didn’t enjoy the job. He didn’t like keeping his professional distance from players and loathed making the impersonal business decisions that executives are often tasked with making...
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Lucy Burdge
April 09, 2019 - 9:43 pm
Welcome to Wednesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire . WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB: NY Yankees at Houston, 7:30 p.m. (MLB Network) NBA: Orlando at Charlotte, 8 p.m. (ESPN) NHL: Columbus at Tampa...
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Lucy Burdge
February 11, 2019 - 6:43 pm
Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire . TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: NBA: Boston at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. (TNT) NBA: Utah at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. (TNT) NHL: Chicago at Boston, 7 p.m. (...
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October 28, 2018 - 8:47 pm
You knew we were getting this at some point. I mean, you can't really have a Boston-LA championship series without hearing from Larry Bird and Magic Johnson, right? We finally got it before Game 5 when the two legends, whose Celtics and Lakers teams faced off in the NBA Finals three times in the...
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John Tomase
September 04, 2018 - 4:29 pm
Steph Curry is primarily known for his deadly 3-point shooting, but he's one of the greatest ball handlers in NBA history, too. So when he chooses his Mt. Rushmore of dribbling magicians, it should come as no surprise that Kyrie Irving makes the list. In fact, he's one of two Celtics in Curry's top...
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