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Denver Nuggets introduce Emmanuel Mudiay

  “How much time do you have?” That was Nuggets General Manager Tim Connelly’s response when he was asked about all the things he likes about his latest first round draft choice Emmanuel Mudiay. #nuggets first round pick Emmanuel Mudiay pic.twitter.com/7uXTj3pDU1 — BSNDenver.com (@BSNDenver) June 26, 2015 The Nuggets selected Mudiay with the seventh overall pick of the...
Via BSN Denver
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Magic Johnson really say Draymond Green is top five in the NBA?

In a radio interview this week, did Magic Johnson say that Draymond Green was one of the top five players in the NBA right now? The answer to that question might come down to the interpretation of the listener. I was driving home from work, listening to the wide-ranging interview on The Drive with Jack, when Magic made his statement. When I got home I tweeted it out. Magic Johnson...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

How much longer will LeBron James be considered the best in the world?

Father time is undefeated. All great things eventually come to an end. We have seen it from the All-time greats from Magic Johnson to Michael Jordan, from Shaquille O’Neil to Kobe Bryant and to LeBron James just to name a few, but who will the torch be passed down to next? The future of the NBA is in good hands with all these young talented stars in the making and some of these...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers are on the Prowl for Franchise Altering Talent

The Los Angeles Lakers celebrate the team’s 15th championship, winning 4 games to 2 against the Orlando Magic in 2009. (Bob Rosato/Sports Illustrated) Since the Los Angeles Lakers’ move from Minneapolis to the City of Angeles, the Lakers’ roster has been continuously filled with hall of fame talent. The list of players enshrined in Springfield, Massachusetts that have worn...
Via The Sports Journal
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson Says He’d Love It If The Lakers Drafted Duke Star Jahlil Okafor

With Kentucky star big man Karl-Anthony Towns seen by most as a lock to go No. 1 overall to Minnesota in the upcoming NBA Draft, Duke star center Jahlil Okafor is viewed as the probable pick for the Los Angeles Lakers at No. 2.  Lakers’ legend Magic Johnson approves of this.  Okafor worked out for Los Angeles yesterday, which prompted Johnson to speak about his love for the national...
Via College Spun
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the 6 Best NBA Finals Performances

Consequent to a 40-point performance on Tuesday night, Cleveland Cavaliers small forward LeBron James broke a 48-year-old record for most points through three games of an NBA Finals series. LeBron’s second free throw with 16 seconds remaining in the contest gave him 123 total points, which edged Golden State Warriors legend Rick Barry’s existing mark of 122 set in the 1967...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavalier Attitude: Cleveland’s Defense Creates A Competitive NBA Finals

All eyes are on the NBA’s championship series — the attention is more finely focused; there isn’t another series to look at on alternating days; immortality is the prize for the winner. Everything matters just a little bit more, and that’s why front-page banner headlines have to be accompanied by the page-one developments below the fold of your morning paper. While much of...
Via Crossover Chronicles
28 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
May 18, 2015  |  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
May 18, 2015  |  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
May 18, 2015  |  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
May 17, 2015  |  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
May 13, 2015  |  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
May 09, 2015  |  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
May 09, 2015  |  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
May 08, 2015  |  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
May 08, 2015  |  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
May 04, 2015  |  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
April 23, 2015  |  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
April 22, 2015  |  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

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
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