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New Study Confirms ’95-96 Chicago Bulls Were The Best Ever

No self-respecting resident in the Windy City who had the privilege of watching Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen guide the Chicago Bulls to the best record in NBA history at 72-10 would dare to think there was ever a better basketball team to exist in the sports’ long history. Still, like with any all-time team there will be those who argue that in spite of the record that Bulls...
Via Sports Mockery
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

No. 3…Please

The 76ers didn’t walk away from the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery with a slew of first round selections.  Hell, they didn’t even end up with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 Draft.  Nope, the Timberwolves won the lottery last night, marking the first time since 2004 that the team with the worst record earned the No. 1 pick.  The hated Lakers finished second which made Magic Johnson...
Via Philadunkia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New Los Angeles MLS Team Picks Stadium Site, Unveils Rendering (Photo)

LOS ANGELES — Major League Soccer’s expansion Los Angeles Football Club plans to build a $250 million stadium on the site of the old Sports Arena next to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The 15-acre complex in Exposition Park would also include a conference center, restaurants, 130,000 square feet of plazas and streetscapes, and a soccer museum....
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson guarantees the Lakers will be better next season

Magic Johnson hasn't been quiet on Twitter the last few days.After the Los Angeles Clippers collapsed and lost a 3-1 series lead to the Houston Rockets, Johnson wasn't shy with his critiques of the team.Perhaps the fall of the Clippers has renewed some of Magic's optimism surrounding the Lakers as well. With the Draft Lottery taking place on Tuesday, May 19th, here's what Magic had...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

16 filthy Magic Johnson passes that practically scored themselves

With his mind-bending passing skills, Los Angeles Lakers Hall of Famer Magic Johnson made life easy on his teammates from time to time (as if the basketball cast of Showtime needed it!). Here are 16 jaw-dropping assists that just about scored themselves. 1. This gift: willstaten / YouTube / gfycat  2. This layup: fatal9ish / YouTube / gfycat  3. This do-it-all-yourself effort...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson: ‘The Clippers are still the Clippers’

Magic Johnson is typically a master of pointing out the obvious via Twitter, but on Sunday he actually had a little bite with his commentary. After watching the Clippers blow a 19-point lead in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals and then seeing the Houston Rockets win Game 7, Magic said the Clippers were...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson names three current players that could have played in his era

Many consider Magic Johnson's prime to be the golden era of NBA basketball. There was a brief period where Larry Bird and Magic Johnson were at the peak of their powers, and Michael Jordan was coming into his own to take over the throne.It's extremely difficult to compare players that played twenty or more years apart, as the game is constantly changing and evolving, and athletes...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson awarded honorary doctorate at XULA

Perhaps its time to stop calling Earvin Johnson "Magic" and start calling him "Dr. J." Thank you to Dr. Francis, a true living legend! Congratulations to him on his retirement! #FrancisLegacy A photo posted by Earvin "Magic" Johnson (@magicjohnson) on May 9, 2015 at 11:25am PDT The NBA legend participated in Xavier of Louisiana's (XULA) commencement services on Saturday and...
Via HBCU Gameday
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson receives honorary doctorate

NBA legend Magic Johnson is now Dr. Magic Johnson to you. This weekend, Johnson received an honorary doctor of business degree from Xavier University of Louisiana. Johnson was presented his honorary degree at the commencement ceremonies. After receiving the degree, Johnson was eager and excited to share the news on social media. I am now Dr. Magic! A big heartfelt thank...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 days ago  |  Discuss

35 years later: Magic Johnson's Game 6 performance

Magic Johnson wasn’t always a household name. Long before there was Hall of Fame Magic Johnson or “one of the greatest players to ever play” Magic Johnson, there was simply Magic Johnson — an exciting rookie who was coming off one of the most hyped, mythologized, and historically ingraining NCAA tournament championship games in the history of college basketball. It was...
Via Crossover Chronicles
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson, Game 6 of the 1980 NBA Finals, and the Insanity of it All

Magic Johnson wasn’t always a household name. Long before there was Hall of Fame Magic Johnson or “one of the greatest players to ever play” Magic Johnson, there was simply Magic Johnson — an exciting rookie who was coming off one of the most hyped, mythologized, and historically ingraining NCAA tournament championship games in the history of college basketball. It was...
Via Bloguin Best
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy D, Russ, Conley, And More: The 2007 Final Four And The Present-Day NBA Come Closer Together

Anyone who has studied the history of college basketball at an appreciable depth for a reasonable length of time knows that the 1979 Final Four helped the NBA more than any other Final Four. Magic Johnson and Larry Bird turned the NBA from a professional sports league shrouded in shadow to a thriving entity with global reach, one that would culminate in the 1992 Dream Team and everything...
Via The Student Section
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls' Pau Gasol wins Magic Johnson media award

The Magic Johnson award is an annual nod to players of great good will. It's a trophy doled out by the Professionall Basketball Writers' Association, to whoever “best combines excellence on the basketball court with cooperation and dignity in dealing with the media and public,” according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.   It should surprise no one that Chicago Bulls'...
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Writers honor Bulls' Pau Gasol for playing excellence, work with media

  Chicago Bulls All-Star Pau Gasol has won the Magic Johnson Award, given by the Professional Basketball Writers Association to the player who best combines excellence on the court with cooperation with the media. Gasol led the NBA with 54 double-doubles in his first season in Chicago and averaged 18.5 points and 11.8 rebounds in helping the Bulls to a 50-32 record and the No. 3...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol wins Pro Basketball Writers' Magic Johnson Award

NEW YORK (AP) Chicago Bulls All-Star Pau Gasol has won the Magic Johnson Award, given by the Professional Basketball Writers Association to the player who best combines excellence on the court with cooperation with the media. Gasol led the NBA with 54 double-doubles in his first season in Chicago and averaged 18.5 points and 11.8 rebounds in helping the Bulls to a 50-32 record and...
Via AP on Fox
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Five important stats from Mavs-Rockets series

This Mavericks-Rockets series isn't going as one side hoped it would, and there are dozens of reasons why. Dwight Howard is unstoppable. James Harden looks like the MVP. Josh Smith turned into Magic Johnson. Rajon Rondo is playing the worst basketball of his life. Dirk Nowitzki can't guard anybody. And so much more.But there are important numbers, too. Here's one of five stats provided...
Via Fox Sports
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

John Wall Shreds Toronto Raptors, Joins Exclusive Postseason Club

The Washington Wizards struggled to win on the road during the 2014-15 regular season, managing a 17-24 record away from the Verizon Center. However, point guard John Wall has propelled the team to a pair of road victories over the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Tuesday night, he guided the Wizards to a 117-106 win in historical fashion. Wall racked up...
Via Sportsnaut
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Longtime Lakers Trainer Gary Vitti To Leave Bench After Next Season

Change sucks. But it’s inevitable. Gary Vitti, the man who has seen everything from Magic Johnson being diagnosed with HIV to Kobe Bryant tearing his Achilles’ tendon, will be moving into a different role in a year’s time. According to a couple of tweets by Bill Oram from the O.C. Register, the Lakers’ longtime head trainer will be leaving the team’s bench after the 2015...
Via Lakerholicz.com
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Alums Magic Johnson, Mateen Cleaves And Steve Smith Hung With MSU Last Night

Michigan State will face Duke in the first semifinal of tonight’s Final Four. The Spartans will be looking for their first title game appearance since 2009 and are hoping to win the national championship for the first time since 2000.  Last night, several Michigan State hoops alums visited with the team at its hotel. Included in the group were Basketball Hall of Famer Magic Johnson...
Via College Spun
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Steph Curry made CP3 do Matrix ****...but not in a good way

Golden State Warrior Steph Curry impressed Magic Johnson. [Twitter]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson Says Tom Izzo Is College Basketball’s Greatest Coach After Final 4 Berth

For the seventh time in his career, one of Tom Izzo’s Michigan State squads has reached the Final Four. This year’s run might be the most improbable of the bunch, as the Spartans, a No. 7 seed, struggled mightily at times this season.  Michigan State defeated Louisville in the Elite Eight in Syracuse Sunday afternoon, 76-70.  Following the victory, former Spartan great Magic...
Via College Spun
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban Talks About The Time He Got Magic Johnson Kicked Off A Plane

Now we all now that Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban loves to tell stories about what goes on in his life. One story in particular was very interesting to say the least. Cuban says that he had a plane pass that allowed him and a guest to fly first-class to any location in the world. According to Cuban, he used this pass a lot during his younger years. While speaking at the South...
Via No Guts, No Glory
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson Says Michigan State’s Tom Izzo Is The Best Coach In College Basketball

Magic Johnson is a happy man right now. While the Los Angeles Lakers may be having one of their worst years in franchise history, his alma mater is currently enjoying a highly successful season. On Sunday, Michigan State University defeated Louisville to advance to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament. After the team’s stunning victory, Magic, who played for the Spartans from...
Via Lakerholicz.com
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson’s Son Is Looking As Fabulous As Ever In Miami

Can you say fierce? Magic’s son, EJ, is in Miami this weekend for the Ultra music festival and is looking as fabulous as ever. He looks like he lost about 200 pounds. I mean he used to look like this: So what do you do when you lose all that weight? You hit up South Beach. The weather is getting nice — well it’s always nice in Miami — but you have this giant music festival...
Via Busted Coverage
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson Gave A Cool Courtside Interview After Michigan State’s Victory Over Oklahoma

As we noted yesterday, former Michigan State great Magic Johnson took time out of his busy schedule to head to Syracuse and support his Spartans as they took on Oklahoma in the Sweet 16. Following the contest, the guys over at MLive.com found Johnson and asked his opinion about how MSU performed. He was very impressed with the way the seniors took control in the second half. Check...
Via College Spun
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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