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Magic Johnson Says He Built The Lakers’ Roster After Watching ‘Every Series’ In The 2018 Playoffs

With LeBron James on board, the Los Angeles Lakers will be must-see television for the foreseeable future. However, the early roster building from Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka and company hasn’t been met with unanimous approval and, during the team’s Summer League Final match-up against the Portland …


Time for Magic to Get Aggressive

Now that Kawhi Leonard is out of the clutches of the Spurs, Colin Cowherd thinks now is the time for Magic Johnson to redouble his efforts. Reports …


Video: Lance Stephenson hilariously crashes Magic Johnson’s interview

The Los Angeles Lakers have made it to the finals of the 2018 Summer League and are, as of this writing, playing against the Portland Trail Blazers …


Magic Johnson says he built this Lakers team off of last season’s playoffs. Not everyone’s convinced.

Among other things, Johnson said during the Summer League Finals, “I watched every series, so I built this team based on what happened in the playoffs.”<p>In a dull Las Vegas Summer League championship game between the Trail Blazers and Lakers, it was LA team president Magic Johnson who stole the show.<p>…


Skip Bayless discusses Josh Hart’s role with the Lakers after his breakout summer

Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe discuss Josh Hart's breakout summer with the Lakers after Magic Johnson said "he's pushing to start." Skip talks …


Skip Bayless compares the leadership of Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Magic Johnson

Skip Bayless on the leadership styles of Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Magic Johnson.

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Shannon Sharpe on why he trusts Magic Johnson’s word that LeBron James is a great leader

Shannon Sharpe explains why he personally thinks LeBron James is a 'great leader,' and why he particularly trusts Magic Johnson's opinion of 'The …

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Magic Johnson Court Side Interview Part 1 |

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How patient will LeBron be with the Lakers?

Magic Johnson preaches patience for LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. Terrell Owens says he’s skipping the Pro Football HOF ceremony for those …

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Nick Wright on criticism Lakers faced for hiring Magic Johnson

Nick Wright addresses the criticism the Los Angeles Lakers received last year for appointing Magic Johnson, revealing 'They hired Magic Johnson …


Jerry West Is Missing the Big Picture

Doug Gottlieb reacts to Jerry West’s criticism of Magic Johnson. He thinks “The Logo” is oversimplifying the Lakers’ acquisition of LeBron James and …


Magic Johnson Called His Shot Back In 9th Grade, According To Instagram Throwback

Magic Johnson could see his future back in school.<p>It seems basketball legend Magic Johnson is also an expert prophesier.<p>Johnson, a three time NBA MVP …


Magic Johnson Is the NBA’s Next Great Recruiter

Colin Cowherd believes Magic Johnson is the next great NBA recruiter like Jerry West and Pat Riley before him. He thinks his energy is infectious and …


Colin Cowherd examines why Magic Johnson isn’t getting enough credit for landing LeBron

Colin Cowherd talks NBA. Hear his thoughts on Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers.


Magic Johnson Reveals What LeBron James Told Him During Their Meeting

LeBron James is officially a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. The NBA’s best player signed his contract with his new team on Monday night. It’s a …


Magic Johnson Praises LeBron James, Rich Paul, Maverick Carter

Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson thanked LeBron James and his team Wednesday as the two sides prepare for the start of a multiyear partnership.<p>"After Monday's signing I am so excited for our franchise and LeBron joining our team," Johnson tweeted following James' …


How the Lakers landed LeBron in free agency

Ramona Shelburne shares how Jeanie Buss, Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka orchestrated the Lakers' blockbuster signing of LeBron James.


Magic Johnson waited outside LeBron’s house like a weirdo for an hour on the day LeBron signed with

Magic Johnson waited outside LeBron’s house like a weirdo for an hour on the day LeBron signed with the Lakers, according to an interview he did with …


Magic Johnson waited over an hour in his car before LeBron James meeting

Magic Johnson was so anxious before meeting LeBron James to entice him to the Lakers that he sat outside of James' home in his car an hour before …


Croatia’s Cinderella run continues

England’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ destiny becomes despair. How much credit should Magic Johnson get for signing LeBron James? Plus, do the Los Angeles …


Rob Parker Talks Blaze Pizza, "LABron" & The Warriors Dynasty

Colin Cowherd brings on Rob Parker to discuss what to make of LeBron James' tweet causing a frenzy in Culver City, Magic Johnson sealing the deal for …

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Magic Johnson waited outside LeBron's house for an hour before meeting

Magic Johnson said he felt no pressure prior to free agency, but he definitely wanted to be as punctual as possible for the free agent meeting that eventually lured LeBron James to the Lakers.<p>During an introductory press conference for Rajon Rondo, Magic revealed that he arrived to James’ residence …


Magic Johnson Was Blown Away By LeBron’s Knowledge Of The Lakers Roster

It’s not a stretch to say that Magic Johnson’s No. 1 goal this summer was getting LeBron James on the Los Angeles Lakers. If that is indeed the case, Johnson managed to check off that box early on in free agency, as James joined the team less than 48 hours into the start of the festivities this …


Lakers News: NBA Legend Magic Johnson Calls LeBron James ‘Best Player In The World’

Did Magic Johnson just proclaim LeBron James as the G.O.A.T.?<p>Since assuming front office role, Lakers President of Basketball Operations Magic …


Magic Johnson confirms LeBron James helped orchestrate Rondo, McGee, Stephenson deals

Eyebrows were raised at the transactions the Los Angeles Lakers made after agreeing to sign LeBron James.<p>Magic confirms LeBron influenced roster moves<p>LeBron’s spotty record of team building<p>Magic leaning on past lessons from playing days


Mayor Garcetti, Magic Johnson Pay Tribute to L.A. Civil Rights Leader John Mack

A crowd of nearly 1,000 people gathered Tuesday in South Los Angeles to celebrate the life and legacy of longtime civil rights advocate John Mack.<p>The …

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LeBron James: LA Lakers officially sign three-time NBA champion

LeBron James has officially joined LA Lakers in a four-year deal worth $154m (£116m), with Magic Johnson calling it a "huge step" for the team.

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Josh Hart rocking the vintage Magic Johnson NBA All-Star Game jersey tonight.

Josh Hart rocking the vintage Magic Johnson NBA All-Star Game jersey tonight.<p>Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN Staff Writer11d ago


How Magic Johnson convinced Lebron James to join the Lakers

<b>Magic Johnson</b> is feeling <i>pretty magical</i> after he crowned <b>LeBron James</b> the new King of the Los Angeles Lakers.<b>—Man files $75,000 lawsuit after video of</b> …


Paul George Is Living in an Alternate Reality

Doug Gottlieb doesn’t blame Paul George for staying in Oklahoma City but he wonders what the superstar was thinking. After openly stating he wanted …

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