Dominique Wilkins: Current NBA players can't compare to Larry Bird

When he's not telling stories about Larry Bird's legendary trash talk, Dominique Wilkins is singing the praises of his rival -- and rejecting the notion that any modern NBA player is in Bird's league. With the Atlanta Hawks set to unveil a statue in his honor on Thursday, 'Nique is being given plenty of opportunities to talk about Bird, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, trash talk and...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thursday Cheat Sheet: Everything That’s Gone Viral The Past 24 Hours (2/26/15)

Here’s everything that has gone viral in college sports over the past 24 hours. 1. Baylor running back commit Kameron Martin said he’s not going to Texas because of Jamaal Charles. 2. Nebraska coach Tim Miles said Ohio State freshman guard D’Angelo Russell reminds him of Magic Johnson. 3. Ohio State outside linebacker Taylor Decker had some fun retweeting all the incorrect...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska’s Tim Miles Says Ohio State Freshman G D’Angelo Russell Reminds Him Of Magic Johnson

Ohio State guard D’Angelo Russell has been lauded throughout his stellar season in Columbus. The highest praise received by the former five-star recruit might have just came from Nebraska coach Tim Miles.  Russell, at 6-foot-5, is a freak of an athlete who seems to be operating at a higher level of function than basically everyone he faces on the court. He possesses a size-scoring...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant’s Ex Trainer Schools Robert Griffin III on His Workout Regime

Earlier this month, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III got blasted by ex-NBA star Magic Johnson for posting his workout photos on social media. Now, RGIII’s workout regime is being criticized by Los Angeles’ Lakers’ Kobe Bryant’s ex-trainer, Tim Grover. Here is the Twitter thread of Grover’s “advice” to Griffin. .@RGIII Saw this photo, concerned about...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kupchak Has 'Same Authority' As Lakers' GM He Had Under Dr. Buss

Mitch Kupchak refuted the notion from Magic Johnson that his authority has been taken away with Jim Buss' ascent in the Los Angeles Lakers' front office. "I have the same authority that I had with Dr. Buss," said Kupchak. "Jerry West had the same authority with Dr. Buss and I’ve got that same authority with Jimmy."
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Penny Hardaway Doesn’t Sound Optimistic About D-Rose

If there is anyone who knows the pain of Derrick Rose’s injuries its the point guard who was labeled as the next Magic Johnson, Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway. Penny appeared on Bill Simmons’ BS Report over All-Star weekend, and talked about Derrick Rose’s injuries, and how he can relate. The Comparison The comparison between Penny and D-Rose are almost too perfect. Two explosive...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson Gives $10M To Chicago Jobs Program For At-Risk Youth

Magic Johnson just dished out his most important assist ever. The former Lakers great and consummate Philanthropist — stepped up along with Mark and Kimbra Walter to donate $10 million to a Chicago jobs program. Johnson and the Walters, are partners in Inner City Youth Empowerment LLC. Their two-year, $10 million gift to the city will triple the size of the program known as “One...
Via Thacover2
13 days ago  |  Discuss

For show dogs, complex monikers are the name of the game

NEW YORK (AP) His name says it all: Sumluv Robert Deniro Johnson was bred to be a star. His drama-queen mother is Susan Lucci. His high-jumping dad: Magic Johnson. Deniro himself is a grand champion at the art and sport of being a Chinese shar-pei. Why Deniro? ''He's a ham,'' owner Maria Johnson of Newark, New Jersey, said Monday as Deniro stared down Westminster Kennel Club dog...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski Hangs With 50 Cent, Magic Johnson At NBA All-Star Weekend

It’s Rob Gronkowski’s world, and we’re all just living in it. The New England Patriots tight end is enjoying his offseason after the Patriots’ Super Bowl win, and that continued this weekend in Brooklyn. There’s no shortage of starpower in the New York City borough as NBA All-Star weekend takes place. Gronk’s eventful offseason continued Friday night where he took the...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

They Just Don't Get Truck Day In La-La-Land

If you need a primer on the differences between East Coast and West Coast baseball, look no further than "Truck Day". In Boston, the event is celebrated in sub-zero wind-chills—with the actual loading of the truck done in classic blue-collar "hands-on" fashion. Then we have Los Angeles. Magic Johnson's Dodgers do Truck Day quite differently. The team just consummated a deal with...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson on Robert Griffin III: I Don’t Want to See Him on Social Media

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson, who is well known around social media circles for possessing a horrible Twitter account, offered up some rather interesting advice to Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (h/t CBS Sports). He’s got to stop listening to social media, stop looking at it,” Johnson told ESPN Radio. “One...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson: Kobe Bryant Should Retire If Lakers Can’t Land Top Talent

Magic Johnson has a lot to say about the status of his former team, and most of it isn’t good. The five-time NBA champion has a couple ideas about how the Los Angeles Lakers can get back on track, and one of them is for Kobe Bryant to retire if the team fails to sign a high profile free agent this summer. “And I really believe this: (Kobe) should …...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson wants an NFL team in Los Angeles

Jarrett Bell, USA Today:Magic Johnson is open to dishing out another big assist ... to the NFL.The NBA icon told USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday that he can envision becoming involved with whatever NFL franchise ultimately lands in Los Angeles, which would bolster local presence as the league ponders a return to the USA's second-largest market.Magic Johnson has good reason to smile....
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson rips into Lakers ownership

In case you haven’t heard, the Los Angeles Lakers are bad. At 13-40, they’re headed for one of their worst bottom lines in franchise...
Via Athlon Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson is interested in bringing pro football back to Los Angeles

Magic Johnson has had success with pro franchises in Los Angeles and in a discussion with USA Today he talked about his desire to help bring a NFL franchise back to the City of Angels: The NBA icon told USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday that he can envision becoming involved with whatever NFL franchise ultimately lands in Los Angeles, which would bolster local presence as the league ponders...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson is interested in bringing pro football back to Los Angeles

Magic Johnson has had success with pro franchises in Los Angeles and in a discussion with USA Today he talked about his desire to help bring a NFL franchise back to the City of Angels: The NBA icon told USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday that he can envision becoming involved with whatever NFL franchise ultimately lands in Los Angeles, which would bolster local presence as the league ponders...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson Speaks Out Against Jim Buss' Decision-Making

Magic Johnson raised serious doubts as to whether Jim Buss can turn around the Los Angeles Lakers. "Jim is trying to do it himself and trying to prove to everybody that this was the right decision that [his] dad gave [him] the reins," Johnson said Tuesday on ESPN's "First Take." "He's not consulting anybody that can help him achieve his goals and dreams to win an NBA championship...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson rips Jim Buss again

Magic Johnson has been furious with the direction of the Los Angeles Lakers organization over the past several years. Much of that frustration has been directed toward Jim Buss. Buss, who took over the Lakers’ basketball operations department in February 2013 after his father, Jerry Buss, passed away, has had minimal success thus far. Johnson...Read More
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic rips into Lakers' owner, says Kobe should threaten to retire

For anyone who thinks Magic Johnson is too consumed with the Dodgers to care about the Lakers … For anyone who thinks Johnson’s sharp criticisms for Lakers head man Jim Buss were a thing of the past … For anyone who thinks Johnson isn’t above calling for Kobe Bryant to retire next season if the Lakers don’t land a big-name free agent … … WOW! In appearances on ESPN’s...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Magic Johnson on Spurs’ Popovich’s 1000th career win

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich recently got his 1000th win as an NBA coach making him the 9th NBA head coach to get to 1000 wins. A huge milestone in Pop’s career and it got NBA legend Magic Johnson talking. Magic was on ESPN and spoke about how special Pop has been for […]
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Says Kobe took $48M because He Knew Lakers Weren’t Getting FAs (Video)

Magic Johnson also address Kobe Bryant and the massive contract extension he received last summer. Bryant caught flak for accepting a two-year, $48 million deal — knowing it would handcuff the Lakers in free agency. According to Johnson — Bryant took the money because the lakers gave him no indication that they were going to pursue free agents. Bryant essentially got paid...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson Explains Why Jim Buss is Bad Owner (Video)

I like this new open and honest Magic Johnson. The former Lakers great is enjoying life as an owner of the L.A. Dodgers. Johnson has slowly moved away from being a mainstay in NBA circles — while still tossing an opinion out there from time to time. During a visit with ESPN’s First Take, Johnson addressed several topics and spent close to an hour on the show. Magic discussed...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Magic Johnson try to play baseball

When athletes get together the discussion arises as to what is the hardest skill to master. Some make the argument that hitting a golf ball is the hardest, or returning a tennis serve by a professional player, or being able to stand in a boxing ring and exchange punches. I believe the hardest task to do consistently well is to hit a baseball. Magic Johnson, one of greatest basketball...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson: Klay Thompson & LeBron are Best All-Around Players in NBA

Magic Johnson takes heat sometimes for all the little overreactive comments he makes when a player has a really good game. The former Lakers star, and business man may catch some more heat for this assessment. After watching Warriors guard Klay Thompson go for 52 points on Friday night, including an NBA-record 37 points in the third quarter, Johnson dubbed LeBron James and Thompson...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

It’s Showtime: Why LeBron James Must Channel His Inner Magic Johnson

It’s no secret. The Cleveland Cavaliers are a mess. Just six months ago, spirits were high and expectations even higher along the shores of Lake Erie as Cleveland’s prodigal son, LeBron James, returned to his hometown Cavaliers. Fast forward to today, and the Cavs sit at an unimpressive 19-20 record and have lost a troubling six games in a row. So what exactly needs to change...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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