Found February 21, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson to launch TV network via cable

More than 20 years after he last played pro basketball, former Lakers star Magic Johnson is ready for a whole new game: running his own TV network. The Hall of Famer, who has become a successful business mogul, is preparing to launch Aspire, a 24-hour channel with a focus on what Johnson called positive, uplifting images of African Americans. The basic cable outlet will join other...

Magic Johnson says Kyrie Irving is NBA's top rookie: Cavaliers Insider

Johnson said Irving is among the new crop of playmakers who are creating a buzz for the league.

Magic Johnson is proud of Kobe Bryant for speaking up

Johnson says Lakers need to make "one or two trades" before March 15 deadline to be a serious contender in the West.Reporting from Dallas — Magic Johnson still cares. Obviously.

Magic Johnson launches TV network geared towards African-Americans

Magic Johnson calls out Jim Buss

The Lakers were looking like a mess until beating the Mavericks Wednesday night in Dallas. First, Kobe Bryant said the trade rumors were affecting Pau Gasol, so he told management to finally decide the big man’s future. General Manager Mitch Kupchak responded and said Gasol was still on the block. Kobe was not happy with the answer, but he was proud to have his teammate’s back...

After 20 years with HIV, Magic Johnson still assists in curbing AIDS' stigma: Bill Livingston

Twenty years after Magic Johnson played in the NBA All-Star Game with the virus that causes AIDS, the way the disease is viewed has changed in the world -- in no small measure due to him.

Magic Johnson starting TV network targeting blacks

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Earvin "Magic" Johnson is launching a basic cable television network targeting black viewers with positive, uplifting images of blacks. The former Los Angeles Lakers star told the Los Angeles Times that his 24-hour Aspire channel will also offer opportunities for blacks who have struggled to find ...

Magic Johnson: Lakers Ownership Should Communicate Better With Kobe

Magic Johnson was critical of the Los Angeles Lakers’ ownership — who, um, still cut him checks — and said they need to do a better job of keeping an angry Kobe Bryant in the loop. From the Daily News: “It’s not Mitch’s situation anymore. He’s not running the team. Jim Buss is running the team,’ the former Lakers superstar said, referring to general manager Mitch...

Magic Urges Kobe To Clear Air With Lakers Management

Magic Johnson urged Kobe Bryant to have a discussion with Lakers management regarding recent trade rumors.

Their play's the thing in Lakers' victory

While Magic Johnson and Kobe Bryant continue to ramp up the drama, Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum and Derek Fisher lead 96-91 win over Dallas.Reporting from Dallas — The franchise was tilting again, the drama creeping into the front office and dripping down to the roster.
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