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On Wednesday night Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash collected his 10,142nd assist, pushing him past Magic Johnson for for fourth place on the NBA’s all-time list. That’s an amazing accomplishment for the 39-year-old Nash who, oddly enough, passed Johnson during his first season with the Lakers. Nash passed Magic with a quick pass to Antawn Jamison, who banked a shot home with 4:42 remaining in the third quarter. The two-time MVP finished the night with seven assists (he now has 10,144), along with 14 points, four rebounds and one steal. Nash is in his 17th NBA season and entering last night’s contest against the Boston Celtics he was averaging 7.4 assists per game in the 30 games he had played in this season. With the way Nash is playing there is little doubt he’ll continue playing for a few more years, which should give him a chance to make a serious run at a few more guys on that list. Next up in third place is Mark Jackson, who has 10,334. Nash is definitely within stri...
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While Lakers Nation and the NBA mourns the passing of owner Jerry Buss, let’s hop in the CS Time Machine and head back to 2002, the last time a who’s who of Lakers legends gathered to mourn one of their own — the late broadcaster, Chick Hearn. Speaking at Hearn’s funeral was Magic Johnson, who, in wrapping up his eloquent eulogy, turned and thanked “Colonel” Roger Mahoney...
Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace was woken up by several police officers Tuesday morning because three actors decided to rehearse a scene for his movie at his Westside condo complex, according to the Los Angeles Times.
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Magic Johnson shared his memories Jerry Buss during NBA Countdown on ESPN on Wednesday night. “He touched my life in such an incredible way, I owe him a lot,” said an emotional Magic who will be speaking at Thursday’s memorial service.
Playing in their first game since owner Jerry Buss died, the Los Angeles Lakers played like a team Wednesday night in an emotional 113-99 victory over their greatest rival, the Boston Celtics.
Dwight Howard led the team with 24 points and 12 rebounds,
The 2012/13 NBA season looked like it was going to be all about power packed backcourt duos. The offseason saw numerous high profile guard combos hook up - the Lakers with Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant; Houston's Jeremy Lin and James Harden; Brooklyn teamed up Joe Johnson with Deron Williams. But which NBA backcourt starting pair have produced the most wins for...
Why did ESPN have Magic Johnson working last night’s Michigan State-Indiana game with Dickie V. and Mike Tirico? Because that’s what you do in mid-February to make a #1 vs. #4 much more important. The Hoosiers won, 72-68, and now have the inside track to a Big Ten title.
Who, besides dorks at Indiana, give two ***** about a Big Ten basketball title? Yeah, you get to hang a banner...
Jerry Buss was remembered fondly by those who knew him best on Thursday during a memorial service held at LA’s Nokia Theatre. Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, Phil Jackson and more celebrated Buss’ life by sharing memories with the crowd of mourners in attendance.
It was Jackson’s first appearance around the Lakers since retiring 2 years ago. “Dr. Buss said...
After tonight's tough-to-swallow loss in Denver, the Celtics will travel out to LA for a matchup tomorrow with the Lakers. The Lakers, as you all know, pretty much bought the championship this offseason. But despite signing stars Steve Nash and Dwight Howard, they got even worse. No matter how much ESPN screams it in your ear that the Lakers are just as good as Boston, they aren...
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Despite a shortened week due to the All-Star break, the Lakers continued their season-long trend of mediocrity.
The Lakers remained average this past week, splitting their two home games 1-1, and bringing their record to 25-29 on the season.
Despite a 1-8 shooting performance from Kobe Bryant against Phoenix, center Dwight Howard led the Lakers...
Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant and Jerry West were
among a host of basketball greats who gathered to remember the life
and legacy of Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss.
This game was supposed to be about Michigan State. At least that’s what we were led to believe. This was the Spartans chance to take control of the Big Ten race, to make a case for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, and to do so in front of their beloved hero, Magic Johnson.
Nobody, it seemed, wanted the Hoosiers to win this game. Few believed they could. Not the broadcasters...