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He was the target of some of Donald Sterling’s most racist and disgusting comments — but Magic Johnson says he’s forgiven the former Clippers owner … telling TMZ Sports, “I don’t keep grudges.” Not only did Sterling single Johnson out in his racist rant to V. Stiviano and order her not to be seen with Magic or any black people at Clipper games … but he went on to say he’s a terrible role model because he has HIV.
Johnson said James raised his game to a new level, as he became the first to lead all players in an NBA Finals in points, assists and rebounds. “This is as good as we’ve ever seen. It won’t be the top because he did lose. So we’re going to have to still go with (Michael) Jordan as one, but now he can probably take number two spot. It will be 1-A Jordan and 1-B LeBron,” Johnson said.
According to a source familiar with the matter, Johnson’s appointment is expected to help Square reach out to a more diverse audience that goes beyond Silicon Valley and New York and into more urban and underserved small business areas.
Square is bringing in Earvin “Magic” Johnson to its board of directors this summer. The former basketball player is one of the most successful business leaders in America and a great get for Square’s board. He is not only an NBA Hall of Fame legend but also a formidable business leader, running the multi-billion-dollar Magic Johnson Enterprises, as well as the Magic Johnson Foundation – a well-recognized philanthropic organization for its work with urban communities. “I am ready to get to work as a member of Square’s Board of Directors so that any business, in any community, can compete and win,” said Johnson in a Square company release.
Johnson argued the Lakers should select either Kansas’ Karl Anthony-Towns or Duke’s Jahlil Okafor. But Scott maintained “we’ll take the best player available.” Other candidates include point guard (Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell, China’s Emmanuel Mudiay) or small forward (Duke’s Justise Winslow, Arizona’s Stanley Johnson). “With our roster,” Scott said, “we need help in a lot of different areas.”
Earvin Magic Johnson: Laker Nation: We want to bring Coach Scott some luck in NY on Tuesday so wear your Purple & Gold! I will have my Lakers gear on all day!
Magic Johnson, former Lakers great and current Dodgers president, took to social media to voice his support for Southern California’s other NBA team. “I never thought I would say this, but I think the Clippers can win the NBA Championship. They have a little bit of everything… ” Johnson wrote on Twitter. “I’ve watched all the teams in playoffs and right now the Clippers are playing better than any team left! “It’s plain and simple, the Clippers are just a better team than the Houston Rockets.”
NBA legend Magic Johnson received an honorary doctor of business degree from Xavier University of Louisiana Saturday. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder also received an honorary degree and spoke at the commencement ceremonies.
Earvin “Magic” Johnson said he owes his success on the basketball court and in the world of business to his Lansing upbringing. So the former NBA star called on a few friends and reached into his own pocket to help Lansing children go to college and achieve their dreams. “Lansing was the greatest place in the world to grow up,” Johnson told about 1,000 people at a fundraising dinner hosted by the Lansing Regional Chamber Economic Club on Thursday night. “Everything I am came from Lansing, Michigan. Everything I will be came from Lansing, Michigan.”
Magic Johnson isn’t afraid to get in touch with Michael Jordan to ask for a free pair of sneakers. “I call him up all the time and say ‘send my package of Air Jordans,'” Johnson said in an interview with The Post Game. “And what he doesn’t send, I go out and buy.”
Kobe Bryant: Ppl will always find a way to critique Only way to shut up critics is to WIN That’s the challenge myself and Mj accepted #CantcritiqueRings. Media critique- Mj was a gunner Magic was a coach killer Shaq wasn’t serious Lbj couldn’t handle pressure Spurs r too old #BeforeRings. The point is we ALL go through it The criticism The Praise The wins The losses The hero The villain Its a beautiful cycle #LoveIt #Process
In the third quarter Tuesday, in the midst of his fifth career season averaging a double-double with at least 18 points per game, Paul surpassed the 13,000 career point mark. By doing so, he became one of only four players in NBA history with at least 13,000 points and 6,500 assists in fewer than 700 career games. The only other players to achieve that feat? Oscar Robertson, Isiah Thomas and Magic Johnson. “Jamal Crawford said it the other day, and I always try to make an imprint, a lasting imprint, things like that,” Paul said after the win against the Lakers. “That’s definitely a huge honor to even be mentioned among those guys.”
KC Johnson: Pau Gasol is finalist for Magic Johnson award, presented annually by PBWA for combo of excellence on court w/ cooperation with media/fans.
Magic Johnson knows greatness when he sees it. The Michigan native led Michigan State to a National Championship before embarking on one of the best careers in NBA history earning MVP honors and championships with the Los Angeles Lakers en route to a spot in the Hall of Fame. And he sees greatness in Saginaw native and current Golden State Warrior Draymond Green. “He’s one of the best overall players we have in the game of basketball,” Johnson said. “If you take probably LeBron, Klay Thompson, probably right now (Russell) Westbrook. I would say he’s one of the Top 5 all-around players in the league.”
Who would he have chosen to play with Michael Jordan or Magic Johnson? “With “Showtime” they loved to get the ball up and down the court and Magic loved to get the ball to the big man. He would be feeding me lobs and dunks all day long. Michael would be scoring 60, I’d have to go get the rebound.”
Riley and Anthony Mason had their battles, but there was also much love, which made attending Mason’s funeral last week so difficult. “When one of your players, that you coached very intensely for five years, leaves the planet before you do, it’s like one of your children,” Riley said. “It’s just very hard.” He’s been around long enough to see several other favorites—his Forever Men, from Brian Grant to Magic Johnson to Alonzo Mourning—endure serious health hardships. “When Earvin went down, we thought it was the worst,” Riley said. “When Zo went down, we thought it was the worst. When Chris, you think it’s the worst….So it really affects you.”
While there was plenty of blame to go around, the bottom line is that when the relationship breaks, things go into the crapper at warp speed and there is little chance of fixing it. For the Nuggets, it seems likely that major changes will result from this. Good chemistry is almost impossible to pull from a bad situation like this one. A new coach will naturally want to remake the roster, so look for the Nuggets to be bad for a while. It’s a shame for a team that was so close to getting over the hump. The team didn’t contend again in LA until they reworked the roster after getting Shaq and Kobe. In Orlando, the Magic weren’t good again until they gutted the roster and built around Dwight Howard.
I’m biting my tongue trying not to laugh. This is going to be great! Luckily I didn’t have a beeper so I can just enjoy the show. The damn beeper won’t stop beeping. Finally Magic focuses in on Vlade Divac, who has his hand in his pocket trying unsuccessfully to turn it off. “Vlade, hand me the beeper” says Magic. Vlade hands it over sheepishly. Magic holds it up and says, “See this is exactly what I am talking about” and he turns around and throws it like a fastball into the wall, WHAM. It shatters into a million pieces. Vlade looks like a fish on the dock. His gills are moving furiously but no sound is coming out.
Then Magic started off. He called guys out on how they just wanted to be Lakers for the parties and the girls. He reminded them how nobody at the parties cared about them, just that they were Lakers. Since they didn’t take care of business, next year they would be gone and the girls would be interested in whoever else was wearing the Laker uniforms. Right about then somebody’s beeper went off. It is 7:20 in the morning and a beeper goes off (remember it’s 1994). Magic stiffens up like a hunting dog and starts zooming in on the sound. It’s muffled like its in a gym bag but the room is pretty small and we can all hear what direction it’s coming from.
Mark Medina: Mitch Kupchak on Magic saying Jim Buss doesn’t give him enough authority to make decisions: “I have the same authority I had w/ Dr. Buss. Jerry West had the same authority with Dr. Buss. I’ve got that same authority with Jimmy. Jimmy and I work very closely together”