For 39-year-old Johnson, a self-proclaimed LeBron loyal…

For 39-year-old Johnson, a self-proclaimed LeBron loyalist who coined his own Twitter account name as a mixture of James’ nickname and the boy king Josiah from The Bible, it was a big moment. A friend later blew up the tweet on a poster and gave it to Johnson as a gift. “Even the NBA players who are a target most of the time, they find the humor in it because he’s not punching down at them,” said Michael Starburry, a friend and co-creator of the show loosely based on Johnson’s own college basketball career, “Legends of Chamberlain Heights.” “He’s poking fun at the situation, and people can recognize it’s all good-natured.”
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The Clippers owner also paid the town of Inglewood $66.2 million for the land where Intuit Dome will sit. The Clippers will get some of that back, though. Intuit, the software company that makes Turbo Tax, will pay the team more than $500 million for a 23-year naming rights slot. That deal only enhanced Ballmer’s optimism. “This stadium is about being optimistic about our team,” Ballmer said. “It’s about being optimistic about our fans. Get in the building, pump up, make energy,” Ballmer added, clapping his hands. “Your energy can feed our team to greater success.”
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