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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Aug 14, 2019 at 05:26. 3 comments

Magic Johnson Is Doing Lists

Magic Johnson Is Doing Lists

It has long been known that Magic Johnson quit his job with the Lakers so he could be free to tweet the most inoffensive takes imaginable without running afoul of the NBA’s tampering rules. But since retiring from his semi-retirement, he’s reached a brand-new level of old-guy social media usage—naming old movies and bragging about vacations. Granted, reading this Hall of Famer’s timeline is...

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Luis Paez-Pumar Luis Paez-Pumar Jul 23, 2019. 2 comments

Report: Magic's Skeleton Reached Out Of The Grave, Grabbed A Microphone, And Screwed The Lakers

Report: Magic's Skeleton Reached Out Of The Grave, Grabbed A Microphone, And Screwed The Lakers

At this point, I’m ready to believe anything about Magic Johnson’s ability to screw over the Los Angeles Lakers, which according to a new report from The Athletic, was not lost with his departure from the team’s front office.

NBA reporter Sam Amick and Clippers beat writer Jovan Buha published a long feature detailing how Kawhi Leonard decided on the Clippers this summer, with the whole...

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Barry Petchesky Barry Petchesky May 28, 2019. 19 comments

Whoo Buddy, The Lakers Sound Like A Real Mess

Whoo Buddy, The Lakers Sound Like A Real Mess

Call ‘em the Showtime Lakers again, not because their utter organizational collapse of this past season was fun to watch—though it was definitely fun to watch —but because they melted down with levels of violence and obscenity that belong on premium cable. Luke Walton is gone as coach, replaced with a third-choice hire, and then a fourth-choice hire for when LeBron James decides he doesn’t...

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Ray Ratto Ray Ratto May 21, 2019. 20 comments

This Is The Most Entertaining The Lakers Have Been In Years

This Is The Most Entertaining The Lakers Have Been In Years

Now THIS is the kind of story fantasists are asking for, and there isn’t as much as a matchbook in sight. There is an attempt here by several people of power and influence to seize the Los Angeles Lakers, and though you may wish this kind of plot turn concerned a team relevant enough to actively hate (Yankees/Patriots/Maple Leafs/Manchester Whomever/Any of about 30 college teams), the Lakers...

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Patrick Redford Patrick Redford May 21, 2019. 9 comments

Magic Johnson Visits First Take, Talks A Whole Bunch Of Shit About Lakers GM Rob Pelinka

Magic Johnson Visits First Take, Talks A Whole Bunch Of Shit About Lakers GM Rob Pelinka

Former Los Angeles Lakers president and current Twitter user Magic Johnson joined ESPN’s First Take this morning to talk about his embarrassing exit from the team, the sorry state of the franchise headed into a critical summer, and the confusing power structure within the organization. Johnson doesn’t believe he did anything wrong in his disastrous run in management, and he blames GM Rob...

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David Roth David Roth Apr 26, 2019. 18 comments

Magic Johnson Quit His Job So He Could Tweet More And He Seems Very Happy

Magic Johnson Quit His Job So He Could Tweet More And He Seems Very Happy

In the event that you’re offered the job of running the Los Angeles Lakers, you would do well to consider the pros and cons. The salary is almost certainly better than what you currently earn—as you are reading this website, I am assuming that “you” are an attorney of some kind—and you get to live in Los Angeles, which is pretty excellent during the moments when it is not catching on fire and...

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Albert Burneko Albert Burneko Apr 10, 2019. 19 comments

For His Final Act, Magic Made The Lakers Disappear

For His Final Act, Magic Made The Lakers Disappear

Probably the Lakers will recover. They’re the Lakers. Anyway, judging by the vaguely bitchy tweets, he wasn’t actually doing all that much work in the first place, and judging by the results of the past two-plus years, he may not have been very good at it.

Still, it’s hard to imagine a colder or more casually devastating blow against whatever’s left of the mystique of the Los Angeles Lakers...

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Gabe Fernandez Gabe Fernandez Apr 10, 2019. 22 comments

Magic Johnson Resigns As Lakers President, Which Means He Won't Be Lakers President Anymore

Magic Johnson Resigns As Lakers President, Which Means He Won't Be Lakers President Anymore

Magic Johnson stepped down tonight from his position as president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers. The news came during an impromptu press conference before the team’s game against the Blazers. According to Johnson, team owner Jeanie Buss was not aware of this decision or this event happening.

Johnson told reporters that he’s leaving this role with the Lakers because...

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Tom Ley Tom Ley Mar 12, 2019. 19 comments

Report: The Lakers Actually Wanted Good Players Instead Of The Bad Players They Signed

Report: The Lakers Actually Wanted Good Players Instead Of The Bad Players They Signed

LeBron James’s first campaign with the Los Angeles Lakers has been an unmitigated disaster. Now that the team has nothing left to do but pack it in and wait for next season to start, it’s time for those within the organization to start assigning some blame in an effort to save their own skin.

The Athletic’s Bill Oram has a story that outlines a front-office schism between owner Jeanie Buss and...

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Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Mar 07, 2019. 13 comments

Report: The Lakers May Have Leaked The Trade Offer Details That Nuked Their Own Team Chemistry

Report: The Lakers May Have Leaked The Trade Offer Details That Nuked Their Own Team Chemistry

The whole Anthony Davis trade deadline saga was twisted up and poisoned by posturing and strategic leaking and all the passive-aggressive indirect communication that could be crammed into a day, each day, for a solid two weeks. But Brian Windhorst’s delicious scoop —that the Pelicans conducted trade negotiations with Lakers executives Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka in bad faith, in order to...

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Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Feb 12, 2019. 14 comments

The NBA Is Tying Itself Into A Big Knot Over Another Stupid Tampering Concern

The NBA Is Tying Itself Into A Big Knot Over Another Stupid Tampering Concern

The Lakers issued a statement Monday evening clarifying the timeline of communication between Magic Johnson and Ben Simmons , back in November, when Simmons reached out to Magic for tips about playing in the NBA as a humongous point guard who can’t shoot. This is something I’m afraid we all have to care about, now.

This version of events, with Simmons reaching out to Magic via the 76ers,...

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Gabe Fernandez Gabe Fernandez Feb 11, 2019. 16 comments

Magic Johnson Wants To Assure You He Won't Be Tampering During His Potential Offseason Workouts With Ben Simmons 

Magic Johnson Wants To Assure You He Won't Be Tampering During His Potential Offseason Workouts With Ben Simmons 

After the Lakers’ front office, LeBron James and Klutch Sports were thoroughly embarrassed by the Pelicans at this year’s trade deadline, one would think it’d be wise for all those involved to maybe take a step back when questions about players from other teams come up. Unfortunately for Magic Johnson, that thought never crossed his mind as he shared with reporters that Ben Simmons had...

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Patrick Redford Patrick Redford Feb 01, 2019. 18 comments

At Least Magic Johnson's Phone Calls About Anthony Davis Are Finally Being Answered

At Least Magic Johnson's Phone Calls About Anthony Davis Are Finally Being Answered

With the NBA trade deadline exactly one week away and Anthony Davis currently on ice , the Los Angeles Lakers’ only real window to trade for the Brow without Danny Ainge and Boston’s superior collection of assets getting involved is... right now, actually. Because Boston can beat pretty much any offer that Magic Johnson and the Lakers can put together, the Pelicans have basically no reason to...

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Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Jan 27, 2019. 13 comments

The Young Lakers Are Fucking This Up

The Young Lakers Are Fucking This Up

LeBron James went down with a groin injury way back on Christmas Day. You cannot build, even in theory, a cast of teammates and a basketball ecosystem that wouldn’t suffer in the immediate aftermath of losing a player of LeBron’s prominence, but the young Lakers, at least in theory, should’ve been relatively fine.

Last season’s Lakers, with no LeBron, and oriented around the precocious...

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Patrick Redford Patrick Redford Nov 03, 2018. 17 comments

Report: Magic Johnson Is Already Mad At Luke Walton For No Good Reason

Report: Magic Johnson Is Already Mad At Luke Walton For No Good Reason

On Sept. 20, Lakers czar Magic Johnson told ESPN that he assured coach Luke Walton that he’d be fine if the 2018-19 campaign were to get off to a slow start, since integrating a hodgepodge of new players into the team, including LeBron James, takes time.

“As I was talking to Luke [with GM Rob Pelinka], we said don’t worry about if we get out to a bad start,” Johnson, the Lakers’ president of...

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Tom Ley Tom Ley Aug 15, 2018. 13 comments

It Appears That My Mom Attended Magic Johnson's Birthday Party

It Appears That My Mom Attended Magic Johnson's Birthday Party

I had no idea my mom was friends or even acquaintances with Magic Johnson, but I have just learned that she was at the NBA legend’s recent birthday party. Take a look:

My mom may not appear in that video, but since she is the only person on earth who owns a smartphone and still manages to capture and upload videos that look like they were shot on a flip phone from 2005, I can only conclude...

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Tom Ley Tom Ley Jul 03, 2018. 20 comments

LeBron James Trusts The Lakers

LeBron James Trusts The Lakers

The biggest surprise from yesterday’s NBA news is not that LeBron James chose to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers, a destination that’s been on his radar for at least a year, but that he committed to them for a full three years , plus a player option for a fourth.

LeBronWatch Is Over, Because LeBron James Has Signed With The Lakers

LeBronWatch has ended: LeBron James will sign a four-year,...

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Barry Petchesky Barry Petchesky Mar 26, 2018. 18 comments

Magic Johnson Has A Simple Two-Step Plan To Fix The Lakers 

Magic Johnson Has A Simple Two-Step Plan To Fix The Lakers 

The Lakers are very, very bad. But Lakers legend Magic Johnson has thought it through, and if the front office is willing to listen, Magic has a way to turn the team’s fortunes around.

Sign the best player? Tell me more.

Sign the two best players.

You could say that Johnson sounds exactly like the sports radio caller who wonders why his team doesn’t just trade two crappy prospects for another...

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Timothy Burke Timothy Burke Mar 06, 2018. 8 comments

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Emma Baccellieri Emma Baccellieri Feb 12, 2018. 12 comments

Magic Johnson On Idea Of Being Able To Trade Luol Deng: "Hahaha, We Wish"

Magic Johnson On Idea Of Being Able To Trade Luol Deng: "Hahaha, We Wish"

The trade deadline has come and gone, and to the surprise of no one, the Lakers did not manage to clear any additional cap space by finding someone to take on Luol Deng and the rest of the four-year, $72 million contract that he signed in 2016.

Here’s some of what president of basketball operations Magic Johnson had to say when asked whether there were any trade talks there:

“Hahahah [editor’s...

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