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Heisler: Unlike Magic Johnson’s first trip to greatness with Lakers, this one is no romp

A funny thing happened on the way to Magic Johnson’s second trip to greatness. The first was his decade-long romp in the 1980s when he seemed to laugh all the way to five titles and three league MVP awards with the “Showtime” Lakers. Everything worked naturally for him, even when he seemed too giddy to be serious, as when he threw himself around the neck of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar who had hit the winning shot in Magic’s NBA debut … or too naive to know he was in over his head, as when he took over f...
Tags: Jimmy Kimmel, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Showtime, Davis, Nba, Magic, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Kobe Bryant, Johnson, Cleveland, Magic Johnson, James, Lakers

Pelosi gets rock star treatment at Davis gala

The audience at Clive Davis' white-hot pre-Grammy gala included Barbra Streisand, Joni Mitchell and Kareem Abdul Jabbar, but it was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who got the most requests to take a selfie. (Feb. 10)            [Author: AP]
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Nancy Pelosi gets rock star treatment at Clive Davis gala

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The audience at Clive Davis’ white-hot gala included Barbra Streisand, Joni Mitchell and Kareem Abdul Jabbar, but it was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who got the most requests to take a selfie. Pelosi received rock star treatment Saturday night from attendees at the annual pre-Grammy event, which also featured a […]
Tags: News, Nation, House, Nancy Pelosi, Joni Mitchell, Pelosi, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, BEVERLY HILLS Calif, Clive Davis

Melissa Rauch Is Actually In This Photo With Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

This "Big Bang Theory" episode promises to be head and shoulders above the rest.
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Keisser: Time to change the channel to the NBA

February used to be a good time for a nap. The NFL season is over, the NBA and NHL are just past midseason, and college basketball is a month-plus away from its annual madness. Golf fans like it, because it’s the West Coast portion of the tour and a good time to get a read on how the top players of 2018 will perform in 2019. But the NBA, despite the overemphasis on LeBron James and Golden State’s run at the top, has developed into the most consistently entertaining sport in the land. There are n...
Tags: Hollywood, Minnesota, Abc, Washington, Boston, Milwaukee, Sports, NFL, Sport, Fox, Soccer, Phil Mickelson, Gm, Davis, Nba, New Orleans

Cornell beats Penn for first time in last 12 meetings

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Matt Morgan scored 25 points and led a game-ending run that gave Cornell an 80-71 win over Penn on Friday, beating the Quakers for the first time in their last 12 meetings. Morgan scored in double figures for the 70th consecutive time in his career, passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the 22nd […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Cornell, Penn, Morgan, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Quakers, Ithaca, Matt Morgan

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to UCLA’s Moses Brown: Keep up the good work

LOS ANGELES — A legend rested his chin on a wooden cane from a courtside seat. A lanky freshman approached slowly. Moses Brown had always wanted to meet Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. So with the Hall of Fame center in attendance for Saturday’s game against Arizona when UCLA honored the 50th anniversary of the 1969 national championship-winning team, Brown took his chance. The 7-foot-1 center followed UCLA assistant coach Tyus Edney toward the baseline during pregame warmups and sheepishly approached Abdu...
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Kris Wilkes scores career high as UCLA men’s basketball ends losing streak

UCLA forward Cody Riley, right, goes up for a shot as Arizona forward Ira Lee defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in Los Angeles. UCLA won 90-69. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) UCLA guard Jaylen Hands, right, shoots as Arizona guard Brandon Williams defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in Los Angeles. UCLA won 90-69. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Sound The gallery will resume in se...
Tags: New York City, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, College sports, Ncaa, Ucla, Chris Smith, Sean Miller, Bruins, Brown, McDonald, Prince Ali, Arizona State

Video: Kris Wilkes, Jaylen Hands, Moses Brown on UCLA’s win over Arizona

Guards Kris Wilkes and Jaylen Hands and center Moses Brown talk about Wilkes’ career-high 34 points, Brown meeting Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Saturday and Hands’ 11 assists in UCLA’s 90-69 win over Arizona.
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, College sports, Ucla, Brown, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Wilkes, Moses Brown, Jaylen Hands, Kris Wilkes, Kris Wilkes Jaylen Hands Moses Brown

LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo will be NBA All-Star Game captains

Lakers star LeBron James led all players in voting for the NBA All-Star Game and will be the game’s Western Conference captain for the Feb. 17 game in Charlotte, N.C. James extended his NBA record by being chosen as a starter for the 15th straight time. He is tied for the third-most All-Star selections in history behind former Lakers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (19) and Kobe Bryant (18). Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Eastern Conference vote and will be the captain for the confere...
Tags: Minnesota, Sports, Oklahoma City Thunder, Sport, West, Soccer, Nba, New Orleans, Dallas, Miami, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Kobe Bryant, Derrick Rose, TNT, Charlotte Hornets

Twin triple-dubs 'pretty special' for LeBron, Zo

LeBron James and Lonzo Ball became the first pair of Lakers to record triple-doubles in the same game since Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar pulled off the feat on Jan. 22, 1982.
Tags: Sport, Nba, Lebron James, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Lonzo Ball

LeBron James and Lonzo Ball first Lakers to record triple-double in same game since Magic and Kareem

Lonzo Ball and LeBron James became the first Lakers to each record a triple-double in the same game since Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1982. Almost a year to the day that LeBron James and Lonzo Ball conferenced at center court following a Los Angeles-Cleveland game, the duo made Lakers history. In Saturday night’s 128-100 beatdown of the Charlotte Hornets, James and Ball both notched triple-doubles and became the first teammates to do so wearing purple and gold since Magic Johnson ...
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LeBron, Ball first Lakers team-mates with triple-doubles in same game since 1982

LeBron James and Lonzo Ball achieved something not seen at the Los Angeles Lakers since Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar were gracing the court. James and Ball became the first Lakers team-mates since 1982 to tally triple-doubles in the same NBA game as Los Angeles defeated the Charlotte Hornets 128-100. Lakers superstar and four-time MVP James had 24 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for his 75th career triple-double, while Ball tallied 16 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds to go with fiv...
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LeBron James, Lonzo Ball record triple-doubles in Lakers blowout win

CHARLOTTE — He rarely loses his cool. He’s almost never demonstrative in games after big plays. His postgame interviews are short, direct. Business-like. So it felt like something significant when, after a soaring dunk in the third quarter, Lonzo Ball took an extra moment to flex his chest while standing on the baseline. Something seemed different about the second-year guard on a night when he put together his best performance in an up-and-down season for the Lakers (18-11). He smothered his def...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Lebron James, Charlotte Hornets, Los-angeles-lakers, Magic Johnson, Ball, James, Lakers, Charlotte, Celtics, James Harden, The Lakers

Moses Brown and UCLA men’s basketball hope for complete effort against No. 11 Michigan State

These are the types of matchups Moses Brown dreamed of. As a high schooler, the 7-foot-1 center sat at home in Queens, N.Y. with the TV tuned to college basketball. He imagined himself playing in nationally televised games between two storied programs like the ones he watched. Brown was asked about UCLA’s matchup with No. 11 Michigan State nearly a month ago. He had to play in a college game at the time, but with four matchups against small-ticket schools to start the year, the Spartans were alr...
Tags: Texas, Sports, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Tennessee, Queens, Kansas, College sports, Las Vegas, North Carolina, Ucla, Chris Smith, Bruins, Brown, Michigan State

The Daily Edit – Under the Radar: Ray Lego

  Under the Radar Publisher/Creative Director: Mark Redfern+ Wendy Lynch Redfern Senior Editor/ Music Editor: Mark Redfern Creative Director: Wendy Redfern Photographer : Ray Lego Heidi: You’ve shot so many musicians in your life, what kind of photographic responsibility comes along with working with such a change agent in the music scene? Ray: I am the change agent! My goal usually is to take pictures that have a clear vision, not to take pictures that have been ...
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Heisler: A funny thing happened on the Lakers’ way back to greatness

Living La Vida Bron … So, what does everyone in Lakerdom think of the LeBron James Era at this, the nine-game mark? (Cut to shot of a post-apocalyptic wasteland under a leaden sky with debris strewn everywhere and nothing living as far as the eye can see.) I was having fun when I wrote that last week … before it turned out to be true with an ESPN report that Magic Johnson called in Coach Luke Walton–until then everyone’s fave here from Jeanie Buss down—for a “cutting appraisal” of their 3-5 star...
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Crime fiction: A thriller to rival John le Carré, and a new take on Sherlock Holmes from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

In new thrillers, Henry Porter joins the ranks of the best British crime writers, and the basketball star co-writes a murder mystery starring Sherlock Holmes.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Sherlock Holmes, John Le Carre, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Henry Porter

Clippers putting perfect preseason behind them

PLAYA VISTA — Take that feel-good 5-0 preseason, select all, and delete. The Clippers start over Wednesday when they host the Denver Nuggets on opening night at Staples Center. “We’re not getting excited about the results in preseason,” veteran center Marcin Gortat said before practice Saturday at the Clippers Training Center, noting that two of their preseason victories were against objectively inferior teams from Australia and Israel. “The real stuff starts on Wednesday,” Gortat added. “That’s...
Tags: Australia, Israel, Sports, Denver Nuggets, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Minnesota Timberwolves, Rivers, Staples Center, Clippers, Marjanovic, Boban Marjanovic, Doc Rivers, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Boban

King, Abdul-Jabbar honored for tackling homophobia

NEW YORK (AP) — Billie Jean King and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are being honored for lending their names to the fight against homophobia in sports. They are working with Athlete Ally, a nonprofit founded by former college wrestler Hudson Taylor. On Saturday, Athlete Ally is celebrating the 74-year-old King for her efforts to win respect and […]
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Abdul-Jabbar to auction off UCLA, NBA items

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is auctioning off items from his career, including three UCLA championship nets, a game-used Bucks jersey and NBA championship rings.
Tags: Sport, Nba, Ucla, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Abdul Jabbar, UCLA NBA

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Joins Writing Staff For ‘Veronica Mars’ Reboot

If any plot needs a hook, the show will know where to turn.
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TV News Roundup: Netflix’s ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ Drops First Trailer (Watch)

In today’s TV news roundup, Netflix released a new trailer for its upcoming horror film “The Haunting of Hill House” and ABC has cast Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as a guest star in the Season 5 premiere of “Fresh off the Boat.” DATES TBS‘ “The Guest Book” is returning on Oct. 23 at 10 p.m. ET/PT with back-to-back […]
Tags: News, Abc, Netflix, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Hill House, Murphy Brown, The Haunting of Hill House, The Guest Book

Watch the best moments from every era in Los Angeles Lakers’ history including Jerry West, Magic Johnson and Kobe Bryant

Move over “Throwback Thursday,” the Los Angels Lakers’ social team decided to shake things up with a look back at some of the most memorable moments in team history. The video will place you in a time capsule and show you the Minneapolis era (1947-1960) and the transition to Los Angeles with Elgin Baylor and Jerry West. The dangerous duo of Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Magic Johnson from the Showtime era and the Shaquille O’Neal – Kobe Bryant dynasty. There is something for everyone. Tweet us at @Ins...
Tags: Minneapolis, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Showtime, Nba, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson, Lakers, Kobe, Jerry West, Kareem Abdul Jabbar

Heisler: It’s not LeBron vs. Kobe … it’s OK to root for both Lakers

Crazy as it seemed, it was only natural that LeBron James’ scarcely-imaginable arrival in Lakerdom prompted some fans not only to protest that they still love Kobe Bryant best, but to attack LeBron. It was dumb but it was natural. Hint: It’s OK to treasure both of them … as it was to treasure Magic Johnson, Jerry West, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar et al. in Kobe’s heyday. Of course, everyone knows that Laker fans always maintained an undying love affair with Kobe … Not. If a lot of people have revised th...
Tags: Sports, Sport, West, Soccer, New York Times, Arizona, Nba, Las Vegas, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Johnson, Pau Gasol, Times, Shaq, James, Lakers

Superhero Bits: ‘Iron Fist’ Season 2 Episode Titles, ‘Aquaman’ Trailer Commentary & More

What happens when Andy Richter gets ahold of the Infinity Gauntlet? Do you want to see Kevin Smith direct an episode of Batwoman at The CW? What comic book role is Logan Marshall-Green trying to land? Want to know the episode titles for the second season of Iron Fist? What insight does James Wan offer in the Aquaman trailer commentary? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Andy Richter gets a hold of the Infinity Gauntlet and uses it in his everyday life in this sketch from ...
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California needs Lonzo Ball, not LeBron James

Go home to Ohio, LeBron James. Yes, I’m happy to see the world’s greatest basketball player join my favorite team, the Los Angeles Lakers. But as a Californian, I fear LeBron is the last thing our state needs. His arrival is a high-profile symptom of one of our state’s big problems: California favors older, proven and wealthy outsiders over our younger, poorer, homegrown compatriots. Comparing LeBron to his new teammate, guard Lonzo Ball, demonstrates the problem. Lebron, 33, just received a $15...
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Clippers draft picks Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Jerome Robinson will get a chance to earn minutes

LAS VEGAS — Clippers coach Doc Rivers doesn’t like to play rookies. That’s the conventional wisdom. He says it’s not true. He says he’ll give first-round draft picks Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jerome Robinson a chance to prove themselves during the NBA Summer League and in training camp. They’re going to have to earn minutes, but he’ll give them a good, long look. “I would just say look at my coaching history,” Rivers said the other day. “I have one rookie of the year in Mike Miller (with the O...
Tags: Boston, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Las Vegas, Lebron James, Rivers, Hall of Fame, Golden State Warriors, Orlando, Ontario, Washington Wizards, Paul George, Chris Paul, Paul Pierce, The Lakers

Bonsignore: LeBron James is the latest superstar to make his way to Tinseltown

Figuratively speaking, the lightning bolt that arrived late Sunday afternoon could be seen streaking across skies covering one continent after another. Between the Lakers world-wide prestige and the international fame and popularity of LeBron James, the unification of two of the most influential brands in the world shook the entire sports universe to its core. But amid the jubilation and satisfaction here in Los Angeles over the best basketball player in the world choosing to wear the iconic pur...
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