Category: Magic Johnson

Pat Riley: The Heat are Above and Beyond Where We Thought They’d Be

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

To many, the Miami Heat are now at the point where they were expected to be when Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh came together. To Miami team president Pat Riley, the team it's "even above and beyond." The Heat opened the NBA Playoffs by cruising by Milwaukee in ...

Jerry West Reflects on His Time Working For and With Jerry Buss

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

As Jerry West puts it, the Los Angeles Lakers always seemed to be in the right place at the right time to make big moves. That said, Jerry Buss, the former Lakers owner, seemed to play a key role in making sure that always remained the case. Here, West reflects ...

David Stern Talks About the Ways in Which Jerry Buss Helped Transform the NBA, Especially Economically

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Former Los Angeles Lakers Hall of Fame owner Jerry Buss passed away on Monday, only hours after the NBA's best were on display for the world in its annual All-Star Game. As the league's commissioner for the past three decades, David Stern is well aware of the many ways in ...

Zack Greinke Lands with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Looks Forward to Annually Battling for World Series Ring

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Zack Greinke isn't particularly the type of player who likes the big-market lifestyle, but he's going to have to deal with it after signing a six-year, $147 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Greinke said he laid out a list of 10 things he was looking for in his ...

Magic’s Magical Post-Basketball Career Continues

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

It seems like everything Magic Johnson has been involved in when it comes to sports has been a success. He won a National Championship while at Michigan State, he won five titles with the Los Angeles Lakers, and will always be remembered as one of the best players to ever ...

New Dodgers CEO Stan Kasten Discusses his Plans for the Franchise

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

A painful chapter in Los Angeles Dodgers history has been closed, as a group of investors that includes former NBA star Magic Johnson and highly regarded baseball executive Stan Kasten will officially begin operating the franchise in the coming weeks. Kasten, who ran the Braves for a very successful 17-year ...

Tommy Lasorda on Magic Johnson’s Group Buying Dodgers: “He’s a great guy. I’m so happy to see him involved in baseball.”

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

One of the biggest headaches for Major League Baseball was the ownership situation for the Los Angeles Dodgers. That problem was solved this week by Magic Johnson. Showtime is leading a group that includes Mark Walter and Stan Kasten which is buying the Dodgers from Frank McCourt for $2.15 billion dollars. There ...

Magic Johnson: “I’m Happy that it was me who was the person who got HIV in the sports world.”

Friday, November 11th, 2011

This week marked the 20th anniversary of when Magic Johnson found out he had been diagnosed as HIV positive and went public with the news. His retirement from the Los Angeles Lakers accompanied the announcement. I remember watching the coverage at the time, but having absolutely no idea what it ...

A.C. Green Gives His Memories of the Day That Magic Johnson Announced He Was HIV-Positive

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Earvin “Magic” Johnson will always be known as one of the greatest winners in NBA history. Magic was the engine that led the Lakers to five World Championships and who knows how many more it could’ve been. However, none of those five titles even represent his greatest victory in life. ...

Larry Bird: “Being inducted with Magic at the same time is just great”

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

The 1979 NCAA Tournament championship game will go down as one of the most influential college basketball games ever played. It was Magic Johnson of Michigan State vs. Larry Bird of Indiana State that faced off against each other, but it was Magic who got the best of Larry that ...