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Your Morning Dump…Where Tommy would ‘leave the city’ if the Celtics tank

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. With the Lakers once again struggling, Magic Johnson admitted that he thinks the team should try to lose every game in an attempt to get a better draft pick. Should the Celtics take a similar approach...
Via Red's Army
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers' Nick Young to Magic Johnson: Chill out before I have to knock you out

Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young has a message for Magic Johnson — shut your trap before I shut it for you. Those weren’t Swaggy P’s exact words, but let’s just say he disagrees with Magic’s idea that the Lakers should tank the remainder of the season in order to secure a high draft pick. “It’s too early to do that right now. I’m going to have to tell Magic to...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young on Magic's tank talk: Chill before I knock you out

A majority of the talk at Los Angeles Lakers’ practice on Wednesday revolved around NBA icon Magic Johnson’s comments earlier in the week about how the team should tank, giving some tangible meaning to a predictably lost season in the way of improving its chances in the lottery. “I hope the Lakers lose every game...Read More The post Nick Young on Magic’s tanking talk: He...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young to Magic Johnson: Chill out before I have to knock you out

Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young has a message for Magic Johnson — shut your trap before I shut it for you. Those weren’t Swaggy P’s exact words, but let’s just say he disagrees with Magic’s idea that the Lakers should tank the remainder of the season in order to secure a high draft pick....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young: ‘Tell Magic to stay at Dodger Stadium for a while’

Hall of Famer Magic Johnson has always chimed in with his opinion on Los Angeles Lakers. Johnson gave his opinion once again saying that the Lakers should tank and lose all of their games to get a high draft pick. While some might agree with Johnson, Lakers forward Nick Young was not one of them. While talking to the media, Young was told about the comments Johnson made about the...
Via No Guts, No Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson Hopes The Lakers Lose Every Game

Coming from a former Laker, these words are rather extra kind. Magic Johnson has some strong words about the Lakers. Too bad he doesn’t express the same sentiments about the Dodgers. “I hope the Lakers lose every game. Because if you’re going to lose, lose. I’m serious. If you’re going to lose, you have to lose because you can’t be in the middle of the pack. You either...
Via Geeks and Cleats
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson: ‘I Hope The Lakers Lose Every Game,’ Get High Lottery Pick

Magic Johnson apparently won’t be rooting for his former team the rest of this season. The Los Angeles Lakers legend said at a promotional event Tuesday in New York City that the team should tank in order to obtain a high lottery pick in a loaded 2015 NBA draft. “I hope the Lakers lose every game,” Johnson told reporters, via ESPN.com. “Because if you’re going to lose...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott responds to Magic's tank talk

Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott relied on verbal shorthand to respond to Magic Johnson’s comment this week that he hopes the team loses every game. “I hope the Lakers lose every game because if you’re going to lose, lose. I’m serious,” Johnson said at an event in New York, according to Newsday. “If you’re...Read More The post Byron Scott’s response to Magic...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson in favor of the Lakers tanking; Kobe and Byron respond

Magic Johnson is still throwing shots at the Lakers front office. On Tuesday as Magic was receiving the Sportsman of the Year Legacy Award at Sports Illustrated’s annual Sportsman of the Year ceremony, said that he “hopes the Lakers lose every game” this season. Via Neil Best of Newsday: “I hope the Lakers lose every game, because if you’re going to lose, lose. I’m...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Swaggy P Tells Magic To Stay At Dodger Stadium, He’ll Smile At Staples

Much to the chagrin of legend Magic Johnson, the Lakers won their sixth game of the season last night. Magic stated how he hopes the Lakers lose every game, so they can land a top pick in the upcoming draft. Swaggy P didn’t take too kindly of Magic’s remarks. Nick Young: "Tell Magic to stay at Dodger Stadium for a while. He don’t need to bring that smile around here. I...
Via BlackSportsOnline
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson: “I Hope The Lakers Lose Every Game”

ESPN reports Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson thinks the team would be better off if they lose every game. At a promotional event on Tuesday night, Johnson said “I hope the Lakers lose every game. Because if you’re going to lose, lose. I’m serious.” Magic’s argument was one many fans share with the Lakers having a down year. If you’re going to be bad, Johnson...
Via Basketball Bicker
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott responds to Magic Johnson’s “lose every game” comment

Legend Magic Johnson isn’t afraid to speak his mind when it comes to the Los Angeles Lakers – just ask former coach Mike D’Antoni. First year Lakers coach and former teammate Byron Scott, can now say he’s experienced Johnson’s wrath via the bold opinion. Tuesday, Magic said that he hopes the Lakers lose every game from here on out so that the Lakers can get a top lottery...
Via Pass The Pill
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott wants Lakers to win now, unlike Magic

LOS ANGELES (AP) Magic Johnson wants the Los Angeles Lakers to lose for their own good. Coach Byron Scott thinks they are better off learning how to win. Johnson declared Tuesday that the Lakers should ''lose every game'' to get a high draft pick. The Hall of Famer made his comments at a promotional appearance in New York. A few hours later, Scott responded to his former Lakers...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson on the Lakers: “I Hope They Lose Every Game”

Lakers fans can take solace in the fact that Magic Johnson has the good of the franchise in mind when he makes such egregious comments. I mean can you imagine the Lakers competing for a shot at the No.1 pick and possibly Jahlil Okafor or Emmanuel Mudiay. The Hall of Fame point guard told Newsday that he would prefer the Lakers lose every game. I hope the Lakers lose every game...
Via Thacover2
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson on the Lakers: “I Hope They Lose Every Game”

Lakers fans can take solace in the fact that Magic Johnson has the good of the franchise in mind when he makes such egregious comments. I mean can you imagine the Lakers competing for a shot at the No.1 pick and possibly Jahlil Okafor or Emmanuel Mudiay. The Hall of Fame point guard told Newsday that he would prefer the Lakers lose every game. I hope the Lakers lose every game...
Via BlackSportsOnline
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson wants Lakers to lose for high draft pick

Coming into the season, the Los Angeles Lakers weren’t expected to be good, even after the acquisitions of familiar names Jeremy Lin and Carlos Boozer. And to this point, they haven’t been. The Lakers are currently 5-16 and mere percentage points ahead of the Timberwolves for worst record in the Western Conference. At this pace,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson hopes the Lakers lose every game

For whatever reason, I’m not seeing any attribution as far as who Magic was talking to or what event he was at but it seems like a Newsday reporter got this great quote from Magic Johnson today: “I hope the Lakers lose every game, because if you’re going to lose, lose.” I’m sure this will […]Continue reading...
Via The Victory Formation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson Hopes Lakers Lose Enough To Keep Pick

Magic Johnson hopes the Los Angeles Lakers lose enough games to keep their first round pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. The pick will go to the Phoenix Suns if it falls out of the top-5 as part of the Steve Nash trade. "I hope the Lakers lose every game," Johnson said, according to Newsday. "Because if you're going to lose, lose. I'm serious." The Lakers have dealt with a number of injuries...
Via RealGM
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe uses 'Titanic' metaphor for Lakers; Magic hopes they 'lose every game'

If this keeps up, Lakers fans need to be prepared for near-daily commentary -- even from their own ranks. After all, Los Angeles is 5-16 so far this young NBA season, with no end to the misery in sight. Benching Carlos Boozer and Jeremy Lin didn't help, and short of Rajon Rondo joining up with the team -- hey, he and Kobe Bryant DID have a breakfast summit, after all -- it's unclear...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson glad athletes using 'their voice'

NEW YORK (AP) Magic Johnson says he's pleased pro athletes are supporting peaceful protests around the nation by using ''their platform and their voice'' at sports events. The NBA great spoke Tuesday in New York, a day after LeBron James and several other players wore ''I Can't Breathe'' shirts before a Cavaliers-Nets game in Brooklyn. The players said they were supporting of the...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson ‘Showtime’ Illustration

Artist Min-suk Kim captures LA Lakers hall of fame point guard and arguably the best floor general of all-time Magic Johnson, whipping one of his trademark one-handed bullet passing to a teammate during the showtime era. The good old days. The post Magic Johnson ‘Showtime’ Illustration appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose’s Best Move to Date

Was Derrick Rose’s best move non-basketball related? In an impressive display of social awareness, the Chicago Bulls superstar guard spoke volumes just for wearing a tee shirt with the phrase, “I can’t breathe” during the shoot-around of the Chicago Bulls – Golden State Warriors game. Those were the final words of Eric Garner, a man […] The post Derrick Rose’s Best...
Via Outside Analysis
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson on LeBron and Social Justice

On Friday night, NBA legend Magic Johnson made a powerful statement on the importance of athletes speaking out against social injustice, and specifically commended LeBron James for his recent public statements about Trayvon Martin, Donald Sterling, and social unrest across the U.S. related to various killings of unarmed young black men and boys by police officers. Magic’s statement...
Via Cleveland Frowns
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic says Mandela's legacy can help heal tensions

TORONTO (AP) On the anniversary of Nelson Mandela's death, basketball Hall of Famer Magic Johnson says the late South African leader's message of peace could help heal the ''distrust and disconnect'' that's led to days of protests across the United States. The three-time NBA MVP and co-owner of baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers, Johnson was in Toronto on Friday to attend The Giant...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Steph Curry Does His Best Magic Johnson Impersonation (Video)

The Golden State Warriors won their 11th straight tonight, after smashing New Orleans 112-85. Stephen Curry had a major role in the victory, as he scored 19 points and dropped 11 dimes. Out of his 11 assists, none was more impressive than this one: Curry is so special.  
Via BlackSportsOnline
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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