Magic Johnson

Colin to Magic, Lakers: You knew what you were getting with LaVar Ball

Basketball

Have the Cavaliers found a way to save LeBron James's body?

For once, LeBron James was only partially responsible for a Cleveland Cavaliers blowout. And that’s probably a good thing going forward for everyone …

Basketball

Superman didn’t worry about jaywalking, just like LeBron doesn’t worry about the Pistons

NBA

Lonzo Joins Magic Johnson as Only Lakers Rookies with Multiple Triple-Doubles

<i>Fact: With 11 points, 11 assists and 16 rebounds against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, Lonzo Ball joined Magic Johnson as the only Los Angeles Lakers rookies with multiple triple-doubles.</i><p>Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Facts of the day, …

Basketball

Lonzo Ball Wants To Break Magic Johnson's Rookie Record For Triple-Doubles

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball has already managed two triple-doubles in the first 17 games of his NBA career, tying him with LeBron James …

Basketball

Lonzo Ball drops triple-double in Lakers win, matches Magic Johnson’s rookie feat

LONZO Ball had his second career triple-double and Julius Randle scored 24 points in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 127-109 victory over the shorthanded …

Basketball

Julius Randle Told Us About His Physical Transformation And Magic Johnson’s Open Door Policy

Julius Randle made a decision to transform his body this past offseason. Entering his fourth year in the league, and with the Lakers adding reinforcements to their frontcourt during the offseason, Randle wanted to be in the best shape of his career as he was preparing to fight for a spot in the …

Basketball

Los Angeles Lakers: Is acquiring LeBron James in the best interest of team’s future?

CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 15: LeBron James<p>Are the Los Angeles Lakers and LeBron James an ideal match? We take a look at three things the Lakers need …

NBA

Nick Wright compares Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid to Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Here’s why

Reflecting on the Philadelphia 76ers' recent success, Cris Carter and Nick Wright discuss with Jenna Wolfe how Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons have …

Basketball

Magic Johnson explained why the Lakers aren't going to change Lonzo Ball's shot

Lakers rookie guard Lonzo Ball has been off to a dreadful shooting start to his NBA career. Despite becoming the youngest player to post a triple-double on Saturday, Ball has shot 30 percent in his past 10 games and 31 percent on the season.<p>Thus far, NBA fans have been quick to point at Ball’s …

Basketball

LeBron James, Magic Johnson and Jason Kidd Speak out on Lonzo Ball

It's not often that another NBA player takes a record from LeBron James but on Saturday night, Lonzo Ball did just that.<p>By stuffing the stat sheet with 19 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists in the Los Angeles Lakers' 98-90 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, Ball, at 20 years and 15 days, became the …

Basketball

'After the Magic': Final Four – Cleaves vs. Honderd, Skiles vs. Smith

CLOSE<p>Remembering Magic Johnson's career in college and the pros. Video by Ryan Ford/DFP<p>Here we are: Michigan’s version of the Big Dance has finally …

Basketball

'After the Magic' Elite Eight: Previewing the matchups

Get the news<p>CLOSE<p>A look at the regional finalists in our tournament to decide the best college basketball player in the state of Michigan since Magic …

Detroit

Shannon Sharpe reveals why he’s not worried about Lonzo Ball: ‘I don’t expect him to be Magic Johnson’

Reflecting on the Los Angeles Lakers' loss to Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics, Shannon Sharpe explains to Skip Bayless and Joy Taylor why he is …

Basketball

Magic Johnson and his revelation about HIV, 26 years later

It happened 26 years ago ... Magic Johnson, one of the biggest superstars in sports and one of the greatest athletes of all time made a grave and …

Southern California

The new legacy of the biggest name in LA Sports — Magic Johnson

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: Co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Earvin 'Magic' Johnson Jr., looks on before game one of the 2017 World Series …

Sports

Are the Lakers already clearing space for LeBron James?

As LeBron James’ frustrations in Cleveland continue to mount, on the other side of the country a plan may be starting to take shape to lure him to …

Basketball

Rob Pelinka Idealizes Team Playing With Mentality Of Kobe Bryant & Magic Johnson

The 2017-18 Los Angeles Lakers are off to a 5-5 start, with glimpses of the bright future front office duo Rob Pelinka and Magic Johnson have …

NBA

Becoming Lonzo Ball in an impatient NBA world

<b>LOS ANGELES —</b> Ten games into his NBA career, Lonzo Ball is a basketball Rorschach test.<p>What do you see when you look at him play? Do you see the …

NBA

Lonzo Ball Is Getting Advice From Magic Johnson On His Early-Season Struggles

Lonzo Ball came into the NBA with as much hype as any rookie we’ve seen in some time, so it’s not a surprise that some people have taken pretty strong stances on his early season struggles. Through 10 games, Ball is doing a solid job setting up his teammates and grabbing rebounds, but he’s had a …

Sports

Welcome to the Golden Age of rookie triple-doubles

Remember last year, how insane it was that Russell Westbrook actually averaged a triple-double for the entire season? The insanity of Westbrook’s …

Basketball

D’Angelo Russell Is Still Shadowboxing His Not-So-Golden Years

Magic Johnson and Lonzo Ball like each other. A lot. You might have picked up on that. It’s practically gotten to the point where when one raises his …

Basketball

D’Angelo Russell says Magic Johnson’s comments about him “ruffled a few feathers”

<i>“D’Angelo is an excellent player. He has the talent to be an All-Star,. But what I needed was a leader. I needed somebody that also can make the</i> …

Basketball

D'Angelo Russell Says Magic Johnson's 'Leader' Comments 'Ruffled Feathers'

Brooklyn Nets point guard D'Angelo Russell said offseason comments from Los Angeles Lakers President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson "ruffled a few feathers" following his trade from L.A.<p>Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN.com passed along remarks Russell made Friday about Johnson, who said the Lakers …

Basketball

D’Angelo Russell admits Magic Johnson comments ‘ruffled a few feathers’

D’Angelo Russell has admitted that Magic Johnson’s comments about his leadership ability bothered him more than he tried to let on.<p>Russell, now with …

Basketball

Lakers Expect D'Angelo Russell To Try To Score 30 Points in L.A. Return

D’Angelo Russell‘s former Laker teammates expect Russell to be “extremely fired up” in his return to STAPLES Center on Friday.<p>In a story by ESPN’s …

Basketball

Philadelphia 76ers: Ben Simmons deserves more attention than Lonzo Ball

The mass NBA media is obsessing over the wrong rookie point guard. Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons is the real rookie standout lead guard Lately, if …

Basketball

Young Lakers expect Russell to try to drop 30 in his revenge game

PORTLAND -- Jordan Clarkson fully expects a highly charged D'Angelo Russell to come into the Staples Center trying to prove that the Los Angeles …

Basketball

After the Magic: Most of Fab Five eliminated in first-round voting

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>Remembering Magic Johnson's career in college and the pros. Video by Ryan Ford/DFP<p>The first round went mostly as expected. But the …

Basketball

Do Your Kids A Favor And Talk Honestly With Them About STDs

Twenty five years ago, the world was stunned when LA Laker and basketball great Magic Johnson made the announcement that he had tested positive for …

Sexual Health