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Basketball is a copycat sport more than any other. All of us can remember going out into our driveway to stick our tongue out like Michael Jordan, to whip the ball behind our back like Magic Johnson, or even try and swoop like Dr. J. The copying doesn’t just stop at the elementary level though. Kobe Bryant once famously quipped that he had “seriously stole[n] all of [his] moves from the greatest players.” Johnson won a title by imitating his teammate’s unstoppable hook shot. Even Jordan admitted to mimicking parts of his game after legends like David Thompson.
Every generation features its own alpha dog – and everyone else tries to unseat him from his perch atop the league. In doing so, the rest of the league invariably begins to copy the best players, assuming “if it works for (insert name here), it must work for me.”
This isn’t always a good thing.
In the early 1980s, Magic and Larry Bird dominated the game. Because of their unselfish and beautiful style of play, the game grew t...
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There’s Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson and then there’s Earvin Johnson, who is seen here leaving his hotel in Miami. Earvin is obviously the son of NBA legend Magic Johnson — Glad to see Magic Jr. embracing the whole Murse movement thing.-TO
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I was born in 1975, so there have been seven Game 7s in my NBA lifetime. Although the Sonics-Bullets series was a bit before my understanding, I will rate how well these Game 7s were played.One of the themes in Game 7s is sloppy play and bad shooting. It is a combination of good defense and tight offensive play. #7 1984-CELTICS vs LAKERS: While the Lakers-Celtics...
Listen. We all know Magic Johnson is the greatest point guard in NBA history (well next to my created Myplayer on NBA 2K but that’s beside the point). No one questions his supremacy on the court and his astute business acumen off the court. But can I be honest with you again? Magic is a [...]
Aaron Rodgers weighed in on the job Magic Johnson does as an NBA analyst, and he compared him to Jon Gruden. It wasn't pretty.
Magic Johnson is one of the greatest players to ever touch a basketball, but his work as a television analyst leaves a lot to be desired. He and the rest of the ESPN NBA Countdown crew can be incredibly hard to listen to at times, which is why fans hold up signs like this behind [...]
Seven seconds on the clock. Lakers down a point to the Boston Celtics. Magic Johnson gets the inbound pass. He hesitates for a moment, starts his dribble, cuts right toward the lane. Five seconds. Four seconds. Magic takes a step toward the basket. Three seconds. Celtics Big Men Kevin McHale and Robert Parish out to defend. All three men go to the air. Magic puts...
After watching watching last night’s NBA Finals, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers sounds like he’s sick of hearing Magic Johnson analyze games.
Magic is quickly becoming the John Gruden of ESPN NBA coverage. Everybody is the greatest everything. #bedtime
— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) June 21, 2013
I really love Rodgers’ honesty. As much as I like Gruden, he does fave...
Tony Parker, blanketed by LeBron James for the majority of Miami's thrilling 103-100 victory on Tuesday night, missed 12 of his first 16 shots. Even the shots he made were incredibly difficult -- Miami completely snuffed out every San Antonio Spurs' option on one possession in particular, with about 5:50 remaining in the third period, and Parker careened into a lane packed...