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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...
Via Thacover2
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: LeBron Challenged to Dunk Contest by Kid

All the greats have done it: Dr. J, Jordan, Kobe, Vince. It’s one piece of hardware all the greats have that LeBron James is lacking from his repertoire. Magic Johnson urged James to partake in the contest in 2013, and it looks like LeBron will be challenged again. This time, by an organization called “Challeng” that is gathering donations from any of those that think James...
Via Cavaliers Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young trying to recruit Goran Dragic and Marc Gasol to Lakers

Lakers fans aren’t used to the kind of losing that’s taking place this year and, rest assured, the organization will do what it can to return to winning ways as soon as possible. Magic Johnson would like to see the Lakers continue piling up losses to increase the chances of gaining a high pick in...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Swaggy P: Kobe Inspired Me to Tie My Career High With 3 Assists

Kobe Bryant went full Magic Johnson against the Cavaliers the other night, dishing out a mind-blowing 17 assist. Swaggy P took notes, and When the Lakers took the floor without Bryant on Monday night against the Suns, he was all about sharing the rock. Young tied a career high with three-assist. It wasn’t Bryant’s 17, but Young made an effort. Young says he was inspired...
Via Thacover2
5 days ago  |  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...
Via Cavaliers Nation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

BlockNation Magic Johnson ‘PG Icon’ Tee

A great caricature tee of point guard icon Magic Johnson, the best player to ever play the game — yeah, I said it. The only guy I’ve ever seen play all five position on the court and look like an all-star at each spot every season. Created by Muideen Ogunmola aka Blocknation from Boston, Massachusetts. Cop one now over at Fanlime.com. The post BlockNation Magic Johnson ‘PG...
Via Hooped Up
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson is ‘Captain Obvious’

Ughhhh! Really Magic? Recently, New York traded J.R. Smith to the Cavs and his rep of being a streaky shooter and overall inconsistency on the court. Aside from the move just basically being about blowing up the Knicks after their 5-32 start, Smith still has some growing up to do on the court if he ever wants to be considered one of the best. You know, the obvious. Just be consistent...
Via Crossover Chronicles
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson is ‘Captain Obvious’

Ughhhh! Really Magic? Recently, New York traded J.R. Smith to the Cavs and his rep of being a streaky shooter and overall inconsistency on the court. Aside from the move just basically being about blowing up the Knicks after their 5-32 start, Smith still has some growing up to do on the court if he ever wants to be considered one of the best. You know, the obvious. Just be consistent...
Via Bloguin Best
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Florida State’s Jameis Winston And Jimbo Fisher Met Magic Johnson Today

Florida State is out in California for the Rose Bowl, and a few of the team’s most notable members had a chance to meet a Los Angeles sports legend. NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson visited with the Seminoles, and grabbed pictures with quarterback Jameis Winston and head coach Jimbo Fisher. Florida State won its BCS National Championship at the Rose Bowl a year ago. Johnson knows...
Via College Spun
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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
December 12, 2014  |  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
December 11, 2014  |  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
December 11, 2014  |  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
December 11, 2014  |  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
December 10, 2014  |  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
December 10, 2014  |  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
December 10, 2014  |  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
December 09, 2014  |  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
December 09, 2014  |  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
December 09, 2014  |  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
December 09, 2014  |  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
December 09, 2014  |  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
December 09, 2014  |  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
December 09, 2014  |  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
December 09, 2014  |  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
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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