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  1. Magic Johnson praises LeBron James, encourages athletes to take u...

    Dave McMenamin

    Decades after he started to become known just as much as an advocate for AIDS and HIV awareness as he was for being a basketball player, Magic Johnson challenged today's athletes to use their platform to take up a cause. And he commended LeBron James.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2014
  2. Byron Scott introduced as new Los Angeles Lakers coach

    Dave McMenamin

    Byron Scott says being the new coach of the Los Angeles Lakers is "a dream come true."

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2014
  3. Randle, Clarkson offer up glimpse of future

    Dave McMenamin

    LAS VEGAS -- It wasn't quite Magic Johnson jumping into Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's arms when The Captain made a buzzer-beating skyhook to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a win in Johnson's first game as a pro. But there certainly was some unbridled enthusi...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  4. Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson challenge Los Angeles Lakers managemen...

    Dave McMenamin

    With the 2013-14 season officially in the rearview window for Kobe Bryant after Wednesday's announcement that his left knee injury will keep him out of the final 18 games, the veteran guard took aim at the Lakers' future.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2014
  5. D'Antoni shrugs off Magic Johnson's latest criticism

    Dave McMenamin

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Magic Johnson again criticized the Los Angeles Lakers for hiring coach Mike D'Antoni. "We made some critical mistakes," Johnson said to Leno on Monday. "Coach D'Antoni, I like him ...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  6. Kobe Bryant of Los Angeles Lakers says he'll be back no matter re...

    Dave McMenamin

    Kobe Bryant plans to have his injured left knee re-evaluated sometime in early February and has no intention of sitting out the rest of the season, no matter how bad things get for the Los Angeles Lakers in the standings in the meantime.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2014
  7. Kobe extension: parts loyalty and risk

    Dave McMenamin

    The Los Angeles Lakers showed great loyalty to Kobe Bryant, the man whom Magic Johnson, Jerry West and even Shaquille O'Neal have called the greatest Laker of all time, by signing him Monday to a $48.5 million extension over the next two seasons. ...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  8. Magic weighs in on Howard, D'Antoni

    Dave McMenamin

    It has been nearly 20 years since Magic Johnson coached the Los Angeles Lakers for 16 games in the 1993-94 season*, but the Hall of Famer's opinions about his former franchise are as strong as ever. Johnson, an analyst for ESPN appearing on KIA NB...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  9. Shaquille O'Neal before jersey retirement -- Dwight Howard 'needs...

    Dave McMenamin

    On the night that Shaquille O'Neal's jersey was retired, the "Big Aristotle" again took a shot at current Lakers star Dwight Howard.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2013
  10. Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss remembered at memorial servic...

    Dave McMenamin

    Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss was remembered in true "Showtime" fashion Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2013
  11. Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash passes Magic Johnson for four...

    Dave McMenamin

    On the night the Lakers honored the late Jerry Buss, the architect of "Showtime," Steve Nash passed the legendary point guard in charge of those run-and-gun teams.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2013
  12. David Stern remembers Dr. Jerry Buss

    Dave McMenamin

    David Stern will retire as NBA commissioner next spring after a long run with the league that started full time when he was hired as the NBA's general counsel in 1978, one year before Dr. Jerry Buss bought the Los Angeles Lakers. Both the Lakers a...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  13. Gasol grows as the Lakers grow

    Dave McMenamin

    LOS ANGELES -- The Lakers on Friday retired the jersey of Jamaal Wilkes, a.k.a. "the other guy" on those early 1980s championship teams that starred Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar but never would have won all those titles without "Silk" in the...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  14. Jamaal Wilkes' No. 52 raised to Lakers' rafters

    Dave McMenamin

    LOS ANGELES -- Jamaal Wilkes will be remembered as a part of Laker lore forevermore thanks to the team raising his No. 52 to the rafters Friday night at halftime of their game against the Portland Trail Blazers. But for those who saw "Silk" play, the...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  15. Kobe Bryant calls Magic Johnson to talk Los Angeles Lakers, how t...

    Dave McMenamin

    Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant found time on his off day to make a phone call to Magic Johnson to talk about the team.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2012
  16. 2012 NBA playoffs -- Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant cites injury...

    Dave McMenamin

    Lakers star Kobe Bryant says he doesn't draw charges, and he's got a clearly thought-out explanation for it.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2012