The latest episodes of The Last Dance expounded on Michael Jordan the son and baseball player. More importantly, though, it also explored the persona that defined his legendary NBA career: Jordan the competitor.The man touted as the greatest basketball player of ...
May 12, 2020
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ISIAH Thomas said he was surprised to have been called an a_$h0£e by Michael Jordan, insisting he believed what they had then in clashes between the Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls was simply on-court hostility."I was definitely surprised," ...
Apr 29, 2020
At Toy Fair 2020 in New York, Funko announced slews of new figurines for 2020, including giant-headed versions of these iconic NBA pairs from the '80s and '90s.First up: Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, recreating, in Funko POP ...
Feb 23, 2020
YOUR scholarship as a sports fan is up for renewal. Not to worry. Just answer a dozen questions from 2019 and you're on your way. The passing grade? That's up to the crew in the replay booth. JANUARYPresident Donald Trump ...
Dec 28, 2019
The good thing about Magic Johnson leaving the Los Angeles Lakers' front office is that he has a lot of time on his hands to his bless our Twitter feeds with his gloriously generic "hot takes."Earlier this week, the NBA ...
Nov 27, 2019
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HOUSTON - Russell Westbrook said he'll take some time to reflect on the significance of his latest performance.After posting his second straight triple-double since joining the Houston Rockets and the 139th of his career, Westbrook passed Magic Johnson for ...
Oct 27, 2019
MAGIC Johnson might actually miss the Los Angeles Lakers if he wasn't always checking up on them.Johnson quit as the team's president of basketball operations at the end of the last season, leaving him out of a ...
Oct 5, 2019
Much has been said about the concept of the NBA Awards. Who needs awards show honoring regular season achievers after the NBA Championship - the one trophy that truly matters to fans and honorees alike - has been won? Yes, an award boosts a ...
Jun 25, 2019
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LARRY Bird's place in NBA history stretches from the record book to the rule book.A Hall of Fame player later became a successful coach and team executive. Along the way, he watched free agency transform from something rarely discussed to ...
Jun 23, 2019
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EL SEGUNDO, California - Frank Vogel's determination to build "organizational togetherness" within the Los Angeles Lakers met the reality of the team's current dysfunction on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time).Vogel's introduction as the Lakers' coach was ...
May 21, 2019
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NEW YORK - Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, whose coast-to-coast rivalry in the 1980s propelled the NBA to a new level of popularity, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.The Hall of Famers and 1992 US Olympic teammates will ...
May 16, 2019
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LOS ANGELES - Maurice Harkless hit a corner 3-pointer at the buzzer, and the Portland Trail Blazers secured home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 104-101 victory on Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila time) over the Los ...
Apr 10, 2019
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LOS ANGELES - Magic Johnson abruptly quit as the Los Angeles Lakers' president of basketball operations Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila time), citing his desire to return to the simpler life he enjoyed as a wealthy businessman and beloved former player before taking ...
Apr 10, 2019
ARGUABLY the best player in the league right now, Stephen Curry has had many influences in his game, and he's had many idols growing up. But influences and idols may not always necessarily be the best, and that's what the ...
Apr 4, 2019
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LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Lakers wanted to move the ball on offense and contain Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker on defense.They succeeded on both goals, completing an emphatic sweep of the two-game season series.LeBron James had 27 points ...
Mar 30, 2019
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CHICAGO - The anticipated fairy tale, which turned into a horror picture show, began in the summer of 2018.LeBron James, in the twilight of an amazing Hall-of-Fame career, coveted Los Angeles as a place where he can burnish his legacy ...
Mar 26, 2019
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MAGIC Johnson did not break tampering rules, the NBA said on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time), after the Lakers president of basketball operations spoke publicly about the Philadelphia 76ers Ben Simmons.Johnson earlier said that Simmons indicated he wanted to meet him in ...
Feb 13, 2019
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PHILADELPHIA - Magic Johnson and LeBron James have captured eight NBA titles between them. With Johnson in the stands and James on the court, the Philadelphia 76ers showed off their own championship potential.Joel Embiid had 37 points and 14 rebounds, Tobias Harris ...
Feb 11, 2019
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EAST LANSING, Michigan - Magic Johnson plans to hug it out with the Los Angeles Lakers to help them cope with the fallout from the NBA trade deadline."It's a part of business, it's a part of being a ...
Feb 10, 2019
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LAS VEGAS - Rajon Rondo officially joined the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) with a clear idea about his future with LeBron James."We're expected to win now," Rondo said.Rondo agreed to a one-year deal worth $ ...
Jul 7, 2018
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