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Magic Johnson weighs in on GOAT debate, says confusing things

Magic Johnson says LeBron James is the best all-round player of all-time. But does that mean LeBron is the GOAT?
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Granderson: With $100 million, Magic Johnson pays it forward

When Magic Johnson saw that minority- and women-owned businesses were being deprived of coronavirus stimulus relief, he took matters into his own hands.
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Magic Johnson is offering $100 million to minority-owned businesses left out of PPP loans

The money will be provided to minority and women-owned businesses through the Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program.
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Magic Johnson to provide $100 million in loans to minority-owned businesses

Magic Johnson said company for which he owns a majority will be giving $100M donation in capital to fund loans for minority women-owned businesses.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Granderson: The night Magic Johnson launched the 'Showtime' dynasty

'Never fear, Magic is here': On May 16, 1980, with The Cap sidelined with an ankle injury, Magic Johnson launched a decade of Lakers 'Showtime' dominance.
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With Sports on the Bench, ESPN Creates Second Act for Stephen A. Smith’s ‘First Take’

Nothing keeps Stephen A. Smith from saying what he wants on ESPN’s popular “First Take.” Except for faulty wi-fi. Magic Johnson joined the late-morning show on May 4, ready to hash it out with Smith and his regular co-hosts, Max Kellerman and Molly Qerim Rose. But as Smith prepared to ask the basketball great a […]
Tags: News, Espn, Stephen A. Smith, Smith, Magic Johnson, The Walt Disney Company, First Take, Max Kellerman, Antoine Lewis, Molly Qerim Rose


Nike and Jordan Logos Appear Over 100 Times in a Single Episode of The Last Dance

Michael Jordan was one of the most sought after athlete brand ambassadors ever. The six-time NBA champion starred in plenty of commercials and, along with Magic Johnson, ushered in the age of basketball players turned business executives. Jordan is the only professional athlete billionaire, and his focus, even while dominating the NBA, was on building...
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Nike and Jordan Logos Appeared Over 100 Times in One Episode of The Last Dance

Michael Jordan was one of the most sought after athlete brand ambassadors ever. The six-time NBA champion starred in plenty of commercials and, along with Magic Johnson, ushered in the age of basketball players turned business executives. Jordan is the only professional athlete billionaire, and his focus, even while dominating the NBA, was on building...
Tags: Advertising, Nike, Michael Jordan, Nba, Jordan, Magic Johnson, Sports Marketing


Markazi: 'Last Dance': Magic talks about G.O.A.T.s Jordan, Bryant

Episode 5 of 'Last Dance' is dedicated to Kobe Bryant. It features Magic Johnson recalling Michael Jordan's relationship with Bryant, columnist Arash Markazi writes.
Tags: News, Sports, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, Bryant, Markazi, Arash Markazi, Jordan Bryant


The breakdown: Best decade in SoCal sports history

By the numbers and taking into account championships, near-misses, individual awards and regular-season titles, here’s how the top sports decades in Southern California were decided: HOW WE MEASURED 7 points: Championship (World Series, NBA Finals, college national championship, etc.) 3 points: Reaching final and losing (or Final Four in college basketball) 2 points: Individual major postseason awards, final game or series MVP. 1 point: Regular-season championship (division, conference, etc.) ...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Raiders, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Kings, Nba, Robbie Keane, Chargers, Carson Palmer, Ncaa, Todd Gurley, Kobe Bryant, Johnson, Ducks


Alexander: Which one is the best decade ever in SoCal Sports?

Once this was a sleepy little pueblo. Literally. The original name of what is now the second largest city in America was “El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula.” It is no longer sleepy. It certainly is no longer small. And when major league baseball arrived in 1958, a place that already had played host to the Olympics and had NFL and college football truly grew up. Sports Capital of the World? That’s what the city fathers used to boast. In 1932 and ’84, when the...
Tags: California, Boston, Angels, Sports, NFL, Raiders, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Showtime, Ncaa, Houston, Cleveland, Magic Johnson, Usc


You Can Win This Tesla-Powered 1968 Porsche 911 & $20,000 Cash

If your mom ever told you it’s what’s on the inside that counts, she was right. This Tesla-powered 1968 Porsche 911 is a good example. You don’t know from the outside, but this classic Porsche has a modern Tesla powertrain that cranks out over 500 horsepower. It doesn’t currently have an owner, but Omaze is running a benefit campaign where you can enter to win it, plus $20,000 cash! Disclosure: This article is sponsored by Omaze. Their model democratizes traditional auction-giving by off...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Tesla, Magazine, Porsche, San Diego, Autos, Magic Johnson, Omaze, International Medical Corps, Mercedes AMG, Petersen Automotive Museum, Cadillac Escalade, Car Talk, Zelectric, Magnus Walker Outlaw


Adam Silver says NBA ‘not in a position to make decisions’ about resuming play as player salaries take a hit

If there’s a way forward to returning to the court, the NBA will find it. The real question is when. Commissioner Adam Silver said on a Friday conference call that “everything is on the table” and “all rules are off” when it comes to the league’s return. There is no firm cutoff date when the NBA would cancel the season, and they might even play regular season games and a full postseason schedule, even if next season’s start is delayed. But while the NBA is scrambling to remain prepared if a wind...
Tags: Hong Kong, California, China, Sports, Sport, Soccer, United States, Nba, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Silver, Magic Johnson, Houston Rockets, Wuhan, Gavin Newsom, Lakers


McHale vs. Worthy: Whose NBA career was better?

The sidekicks to Larry Bird and Magic Johnson were great players in their own right and had remarkably similar NBA careers. Which one gets the edge?
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Magic Johnson compares HIV and coronavirus pandemic misconceptions and impact on black community

In a lengthy interview on CNN, Magic Johnson drew parallels between HIV and COVID-19 and lamented the impact both have on African-Americans.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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CNN's Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta speak w...

CNN's Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta speak with NBA legend Magic Johnson about living with HIV and the impact of coronavirus on the African American community.
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Magic Johnson says beating coronavirus should include tackling racial disparities

NBA legend Magic Johnson says he's hopeful health experts will soon come up with effective treatment to help patients beat coronavirus -- but added important parts in overcoming the pandemic will be expanding testing and healthcare access to African American communities who have been hit the hardest.
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Magic Johnson sees one similarity between Covid and HIV

NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson says black and minority communities need to take the Covid-19 pandemic seriously and points out the institutional difficulties that are putting urban communities at higher risk.
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Magic Johnson: This is similar to what happened with HIV

NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson says black and minority communities need to take the Covid-19 pandemic seriously and points out the institutional difficulties that are putting urban communities at higher risk.
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Coronavirus: Garry Bowie, LGBTQ leader in LA, Long Beach, dies

Garry Bowie, a community leader in helping people fight HIV/AIDS in the Greater Long Beach and Los Angeles areas, died this week from complications related to the coronavirus, his husband, Jeff Wacha, said Thursday, April 9. He was 59. Wacha said Bowie, executive director of Being Alive, in West Hollywood, and the former executive director of the Long Beach AIDS Foundation, started showing flu-like symptoms on March 19 and, with his condition not improving, was taken by ambulance on March 28 fro...
Tags: Facebook, News, Oregon, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Obituaries, Broadway, Long Beach, Graham, Lgbtq, Birmingham, Johnson, Local News


In a town hall, Magic Johnson warns urban communities about racial disparities with pandemics and says early testing is the key to survival

Newsletter | Podcast | Q&A | We want to hear about those you've lost
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Final Four: Voting for Southern California favorite athlete, food, movies and recreation

You’ve been picking your favorite Southern California movies, athletes, food and recreation spots, and now we’re down to four each. Our Final Fours are happening just as the NCAA Tournament would’ve been playing its marquee stretch of games, and there already have been some buzzer-beaters. For instance, in our movie category, top-seeded “L.A. Confidential” ended up tied with No. 9 “Beverly Hills Cop” in the Elite Eight and only advanced because of the higher seed … yeah, we pretty much made that...
Tags: Food, News, Sports, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, Ncaa Tournament, Southern California, Jackie Robinson, Mike Trout, Top Stories OCR, Los-angeles-lakers, Los-angeles-angels


FBI arrests Southern California man accused of promoting bogus methods to prevent, cure coronavirus

A Southern California man who falsely claimed Earvin “Magic” Johnson was on the board of directors for his company was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of wire fraud related to bogus claims he had drugs to prevent and cure coronavirus, officials said. Keith Lawrence Middlebrook, 53, was arrested by FBI agents, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles said in a statement. Middlebrook is associated with residences in Newport Beach, Murrieta and Westwood in Los Angeles. At least 2 million people ha...
Tags: News, Instagram, California, La, Senate, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Magic Johnson, Justice Department, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Southern California, U S Justice Department, U S Attorney s Office, LA County


Officials: FBI arrests Southern California man promoting bogus medications to prevent, cure coronavirus

A Southern California man who falsely claimed Earvin “Magic” Johnson was on the board of directors for his company was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of wire fraud related to bogus claims he had drugs to prevent and cure coronavirus, officials said. Keith Lawrence Middlebrook, 53, was arrested by FBI agents, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles said in a statement. Middlebrook is associated with residences in Newport Beach, Murrieta and Westwood in Los Angeles. At least 2 million people ha...
Tags: News, Instagram, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Magic Johnson, Justice Department, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Southern California, U S Justice Department, U S Attorney s Office, LA County, Garcetti


Missing March Madness? NCAA Releases Bracket Of Best NCAA Tournament Moments

(CBS Local)- Today is a bit of a bittersweet day for sports fans. If there wasn’t an ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the first round of the men’s NCAA Tournament would have begun today at sites around the country. Recognizing that fans are likely feeling a bit down and starved for basketball or any good news at the moment, the NCAA has put together a bracket of the best moments in tournament history to entertain fans. To celebrate our past tournaments, we're launching a bracket that pits some...
Tags: Florida, Kentucky, Virginia, Sports, Indiana, Arizona, Michael Jordan, Wisconsin, Kansas, Ncaa, Auburn, Michigan, Cinderella, Nevada, Houston, Syracuse


Lakers’ JaVale McGee draws inspiration from his mom’s trailblazing USC career

LOS ANGELES — Late last month, JaVale McGee skipped a team flight to attend a red carpet premiere. He had to leave halfway through the film to meet the Lakers in San Francisco, crunching his 7-foot body into the seat of a commercial flight out of L.A. It was worth it to be there, even for a short while, to honor and remember the basketball legend who first sparked his love of the game: his mom. “I’m excited to see my mother get the exposure she’s deserved her whole career,” McGee said recently, ...
Tags: Hbo, Sports, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Gigi, Showtime, Nba, Ncaa, Michigan, Magic Johnson, Hall of Fame, Usc, WNBA, Golden State Warriors


How much is Magic Johnson worth?

NBA legend Magic Johnson built a business empire following his Hall of Fame career with the Los Angeles Lakers. A five-time NBA champion, Johnson was the centerpiece of the “Showtime” Lakers during their prolific run in the 1980s. Johnson earned nearly $40 million in salary during his NBA career, including a 25-year, $25 million contract with the Lakers in 1981 that ranked as the richest deal in sports history at the time.
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Whicker: Chris Burgess’ basketball journey has been long and bittersweet

Chris Burgess has his own “Dear Basketball” story. It is not a short subject, but it’s animated. To work back, Burgess is an assistant coach at Brigham Young, which knocked off Gonzaga last week and is 24-7. “We can shoot it really well, and we’ve got seniors, and only one of them has ever been to an NCAA tournament, and they’re dying to get there,” Burgess said Friday night, in a Santa Monica hotel lobby, the day before BYU beat Pepperdine, 81-64. Five of them are married, two are dads, and Yoe...
Tags: Utah, Australia, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Iowa, Connecticut, United Arab Emirates, College sports, Ncaa, John Wayne, Kansas City, BYU, Duke, Magic Johnson, Ucla


Official Trailer for 'The Legend of Swee' Pea' Basketball Documentary

"First thing I saw was a great talent. Maybe the best talent I've ever been associated with." 1091 Media has debuted a new official trailer for a sports documentary titled The Legend of Swee' Pea, which originally premiered way back in 2015 at a doc fest. It's just now getting an official VOD release after years of waiting. That Lloyd "Swee' Pea" Daniels became an NBA player was no surprise – at age 16 he was named "the next Magic Johnson" and possibly the best player that had ever lived. Th...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Nba, Documentaries, Magic Johnson, To Watch, Lloyd Swee Pea Daniels, Legend of Swee Pea, Lloyd Daniels Bobbito Garcia Tom Konchalski


Heisler: Unforgettable tribute to Kobe’s unforgettable life

The world moved past mourning Kobe and Gianna Bryant last week to celebrating their lives … hard as it always will be, their premature end. Nevertheless, last week’s memorial, “A Celebration of Life,” it was in title and in fact. A month after the terrible crash, it was the most moving event ever associated with the NBA, or any league. Whatever happens this season, nothing will be as remembered as this moment. Invited by Kobe’s wife and Gianna’s mother, Vanessa Bryant, star attendees came from e...
Tags: Utah, Beyonce, Jimmy Kimmel, Sports, Sport, West, Soccer, Gigi, Michael Jordan, Nba, Jennifer Lopez, Diana, Jordan, Bob, Kobe Bryant, Quentin Tarantino