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  1. Magic Johnson: The announcement

    Henry Abbott


    Blog | February 13, 2012
  2. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Diane Pucin of the Los Angeles Times: "Bob Costas, the television sports analyst widely considered one of the best in the country, was no different from many athletes, sports fans and basketball experts 20 years ago Monday when Magic Johnson held a n...

    Blog | November 07, 2011
  3. Jason Kidd: Magic Johnson cheats

    Henry Abbott

    That's a joke! He didn't exactly say that. In this short video, Jason Kidd remembers when he first met Magic Johnson. Kidd was a high-schooler visiting Los Angeles to play pickup basketball with NBA players at UCLA. Johnson was a legend. Kidd h...

    Blog | February 01, 2011
  4. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times: "No. 46 just bought out the Lakers' No. 32. Magic Johnson will forever be connected with the Lakers, but he can't be called part-owner of the team any longer. Johnson sold his 4.5% ownership stake in the franc...

    Blog | October 19, 2010
  5. The Magic Johnson school of leadership

    Henry Abbott

    When people talk about being a leader in the NBA, a lot of times what they seem to mean is screaming at teammates who mess up. (Yes, I'm thinking of Kevin Garnett.) Which always strikes me as a simplistic definition of leadership. David Thorpe ...

    Blog | August 04, 2010
  6. Magic Johnson sought elite teammates too

    Henry Abbott

    Magic Johnson joins the cavalcade of those saying, essentially, hey LeBron James, real men don't play with superstars. "We didn't think about it 'cause that's not what we were about," Johnson said at Baruch College in New York, according to Bloomber...

    Blog | July 21, 2010
  7. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Wilbon of The Washington Post: "If Magic Johnson turns out to be right, Tuesday night, May 18, 2010, will have been an enormous night for the Washington Wizards. This isn't like the Washington Redskins making noise in the offseason. One playe...

    Blog | May 19, 2010
  8. Guns in arenas

    Henry Abbott

    Zach Lowe of CelticsHub points us to page 105 of "When the Game Was Ours," the book Jackie MacMullan wrote with Larry Bird and Magic Johnson. It's part of a really troubling passage about how black players were treated in Boston decades ago. Rober...

    Blog | March 24, 2010
  9. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Various things not to like about a key crunch-time Cavaliers inbounds play. And, more not to like about a key crunch-time Blazers inbounds play. Roland Lazenby's new Jerry West book includes a passage about Magic Johnson's sex life, when West ran t...

    Blog | February 22, 2010
  10. Late Wednesday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    If you make smart estimates of Kobe Bryant's upcoming years, he'll obliterate Magic Johnson in the Laker record book. Lots of people have addressed yesterday's bullet about LeBron James being called for fouls at half the rate of an average NBA play...

    Blog | January 27, 2010
  11. Magic Johnson on Barack Obama's trash talk

    Henry Abbott

    Magic Johnson, as quoted by Mike Trudell on, talking about meeting Barack Obama: It was really a special moment in time that I'm going to always remember that the President of the United States trash-talked Magic Johnson. And me restraini...

    Blog | January 26, 2010
  12. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott Magic Johnson vs. the credit crisis. The Chicago Bulls vs. the 1980s' last shreds of musical dignity. How not to guard Brandon Jennings, in still-frames of Monta Ellis and Mikki Moore. Operative quote: "This is wrong." And, in...

    Blog | November 18, 2009
  13. Magic Speaks On Isiah

    Henry Abbott

    By J.A. Adande We haven't heard much from Magic Johnson after Isiah Thomas sounded off on Johnson's comments in the book "When The Game Was Ours", but in a conference call with Larry Bird to promote the book on Monday Johnson offered a bit of an e...

    Blog | November 02, 2009
  14. Magic and Bird: The Past On the Present

    Henry Abbott

    By J.A. Adande Despite the tone the title of their new book, "When the Game Was Ours" might indicate, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson are not a couple of grumpy old men who think the NBA might as well have folded after they retired. In a promotion...

    Blog | November 02, 2009
  15. Another Tale of Isiah Thomas Spreading Magic Johnson Rumors

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott The gist of the conversation, following the flurry of reports that accompanied the release of Jackie MacMullan's book, has been Magic Johnson saying it hurt his feelings to learn that, he says, his good friend Isiah Thomas spread r...

    Blog | October 28, 2009
  16. Jackie MacMullan Talks Isiah Thomas and Magic Johnson

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott Talk of Isiah Thomas and Magic Johnson feuding was all over the place yesterday. It comes from Jackie MacMullan's new book When the Game Was Ours. MacMullan was on Pardon the Interruption yesterday, offering context and insight in...

    Blog | October 23, 2009