NBA Legend Magic Johnson Says LA Lakers Need ‘Third Scorer’ To Beat LA Clippers In Best-Of-Seven Series

After the successful acquisition of All-Star center Anthony Davis last summer, the Los Angeles Lakers have successfully transformed themselves from one of the worst teams in the NBA to a legitimate title contender in the deep Western Conference. As of now, the Lakers continue to live up to expectations, sitting in the No. 1 spot […]

Jennifer Hudson’s Kobe Bryant Tribute Praised, Chaka Khan’s National Anthem Roasted At NBA All-Star Game

Jennifer Hudson and Chaka Khan both performed at the 69th NBA All-Star game in Chicago, but fan reaction to the two superstars’ performances was very different. Hudson delivered a powerful tribute to Kobe Bryant just before the start of the game. The 38-year-old Oscar- and Grammy-winning actress and singer performed an emotional rendition of the […]

Magic Johnson Opens Up About Kobe Bryant’s Tragic Death, Says He’s Been ‘Crying All Morning’

Earvin “Magic” Johnson opened up in a series of emotional tweets about his fellow Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, who died at the age of 41 in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on Sunday. “As I try to write this post, my mind is racing. I’m in disbelief and have been crying all […]

Kobe Bryant Had Two Jerseys Retired By The Lakers And Both Were Important

The NBA world lost an amazing player and a fantastic human being on Sunday when Kobe Bryant died tragically in a helicopter crash. The horrible accident took the life of Bryant and his young daughter Gianna, and it led to fans remembering the player and their family. One of the things that so many recall […]

NBA Legend Magic Johnson Wants Credit For LA Lakers’ Success In 2019-20 Season, ‘That Was My Strategy’

After seven disappointing years, the Los Angeles Lakers have now returned to being a relevant team in the NBA once again. As of now, the Lakers aren’t only expected to end their playoff drought, they may fully dominate the Western Conference and win the 2020 NBA championship title. Though it has already been eight months […]

Lakers Legend Magic Johnson Predicts LeBron James To Win MVP, ‘No One Is Playing Better Than Him’

After suffering a huge disappointment in his first year wearing the Purple and Gold, LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are off to an incredible start in the 2019-20 NBA season, currently sitting in the No. 1 spot in the Western Conference with a 12-2 record. With his impressive performance on both ends of […]

NBA News: Magic Johnson Hopes Kevin Durant Will Find Happiness

Kevin Durant is now on to his third team after inking a four-year, $164 million contract with the Brooklyn Nets in the offseason. Following a controversial exit from the Oklahoma City Thunder, it appears that trouble was also brewing between Durant and the Golden State Warriors. It led to criticism among some fans and media […]

Lakers Legend Magic Johnson Shares His Insight On Clippers’ Successful Acquisition Of Kawhi Leonard

Entering the 2019 NBA offseason, the Los Angeles Lakers have emerged as the frontrunners to sign Kawhi Leonard in free agency. After several roster maneuvers and help from Anthony Davis’ camp, the Lakers have opened up enough salary cap space to offer Leonard a max contract. However, although Leonard decided to leave the reigning NBA […]

NBA Rumors: LeBron James Will Play Point Guard For Lakers Next Season

The Los Angeles Lakers have been at the center of the NBA rumor mill for much of the league’s offseason so far. First, team executive Magic Johnson resigned and then, the team had a tumultuous coaching search amid multiple reports of behind-the-scenes turmoil. This happened after the team failed to reach the playoffs in LeBron […]

NBA Rumors: Magic Johnson May Have Sunk Lakers Chances Of Landing Kawhi Leonard By Leaking Details Of Talks

The Los Angeles Lakers have lost out on Kawhi Leonard, and some NBA insiders think that Magic Johnson’s propensity for sharing details of the team’s negotiations may have played a role. In the early morning hours on Saturday, reports indicated that Leonard picked the Clippers, a team that many NBA reporters said had already been […]

Lakers GM Claimed Kobe Bryant Met With Heath Ledger After ‘The Dark Knight’ Came Out

ESPN this week ran a deep dive article Tuesday about the Los Angeles Lakers’ recent organizational dysfunction, which included the team’s losing season in Lebron James’ first year with the team and the resignation of team executive Magic Johnson. The piece talks a lot about Rob Pelinka, the team’s general manager and top front office […]

NBA Rumors: Lakers’ Chances Of Adding Second Superstar Dwindling Due To Team ‘Dysfunction,’ Per ‘The Athletic’

For the Los Angeles Lakers, the past few months have seen the team deal with unprecedented levels of drama, from the failed trade negotiations for Anthony Davis prior to February’s trade deadline to former president of basketball operations Magic Johnson’s comments on ESPN’s First Take on Monday. Despite recent successes, such as the Lakers nabbing […]

NBA Rumors: Magic Johnson Reveals The Real Reason Why They Traded D’Angelo Russell To Brooklyn Nets

When he replaced Jim Buss as the Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations, Magic Johnson revealed his plan to make the Purple and Gold an attractive destination for superstars. As a front office executive, Johnson’s first move was to send D’Angelo Russell to the Brooklyn Nets to get rid of Timofey Mozgov and his […]

NBA Rumors: Magic Johnson Reveals The Player He Regrets Not Re-Signing In 2018 Offseason

On Monday, former Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson appeared on ESPN’s First Take, where he most notably explained the reasons why he left the team and also alleged that general manager Rob Pelinka betrayed him, as reported previously by CBS Sports. Aside from opening up on those key issues, the Lakers […]

Lakers Fans, After Months Of Chaos, Plan Protest

A succession of bad news for the Los Angeles Lakers franchise is bringing fans out into the streets for a planned protest on Friday. While such direct action among sports fans has traditionally been rare, the recent fortunes of the team, which missed the playoffs in LeBron James’ first year in Los Angeles, appear to […]

NBA Rumors: LeBron James Reacts To Report Claiming His Trust In The Lakers Has Been ‘Damaged’

One day after it was suggested that LeBron James might not trust the Los Angeles Lakers as much as he did when he signed a four-year, $153.3 million contract with the team last July, the four-time MVP took to social media to deny the rumors. He reaffirmed his commitment to the team as they prepare […]

NBA Rumors: Analyst Reveals Main Reason Behind Magic Johnson’s Departure From L.A. Lakers

After missing the Western Conference Playoffs for the sixth straight year, most people expected the Los Angeles Lakers to become more aggressive in finding superstars who could play alongside LeBron James in the 2019-20 NBA season. However, one game before the 2018-19 NBA season officially ended for the Lakers, Magic Johnson, the man who vowed […]

NBA Rumors: Magic Johnson Will Still Recruit Free Agents For Lakers

Magic Johnson, the NBA legend who played for his entire career with the Los Angeles Lakers, abruptly announced at the end of the season that he was stepping down from his position as the top front office decision-maker for the team. Johnson, it was reported at the time, had not told the team’s owner, Jeanie […]

Could LeBron James Be The Next President Of The Lakers? It May Be Such A Crazy Idea

It’s an idea joked about by plenty of sportswriters since the shocking resignation of Magic Johnson — that LeBron James could take over as the next president of the Los Angeles Lakers. But is it really that crazy to think about? James already has a reputation as one of the most involved NBA players, pushing […]

NBA Shocker: Magic Johnson Resigns From Lakers

In a shocking bit of news on one of the final days of the NBA season, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, the NBA Hall of Famer, announced Tuesday night that he was stepping down from his position as president of basketball operations with the team with which he played his entire career, the Los Angeles Lakers. The […]

Lakers Legend Kobe Bryant Reveals His Advice To LeBron James, Magic Johnson After Disappointing 2018-19 Season

Despite having LeBron James on their roster, the Los Angeles Lakers are still unable to end their playoff drought in the 2018-19 NBA season. The Lakers managed to establish an impressive performance in the first half of the season, but after suffering multiple injuries, they started to drop from the Western Conference standings and they […]

NBA Rumors: Lakers’ Morale Was ‘Sapped’ By Magic Johnson’s Post-Trade Deadline Comments, Per Zach Lowe

Most fans would have expected LeBron James’ return from a groin injury to revitalize the Los Angeles Lakers after they struggled in his absence. However, the Lakers’ swoon has continued even with James playing at his usual high level, as the team is currently far removed from playoff contention, sporting a 30-36 record and sitting […]

NBA: Ben Simmons/Magic Johnson Meeting Talk Leads To Tampering Probe

It’s often been alleged that the Los Angeles Lakers have tampered with star players who they are seeking to acquire while the players are still on other teams. Most recently, ESPN‘s Brian Windhorst alleged that the Lakers tampered with Anthony Davis during the pre-deadline trade talks, leading to the New Orleans Pelicans retaliating by leaking […]

Kendall Jenner Looks At LeBron, But Cheers Ben As Sixers Defeat Lakers

It was quite an eventful day in Philadelphia, as the Philadelphia 76ers hosted the Los Angeles Lakers for the only time this season. Kendall Jenner, the girlfriend of Sixers guard Ben Simmons, was in attendence, as the Sixers defeated the Lakers 143-120, per ESPN. In the game, the Sixers remained undefeated since they made several […]

NBA Rumors: Magic Johnson To Meet With Lakers Regarding Failed Bid For Anthony Davis, Per ‘LA Times’

Although the Los Angeles Lakers put on a united front as they edged the Boston Celtics, 129-128, on Thursday night, numerous reports ahead of the NBA’s trade deadline hinted at tension behind the scenes. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, it was even speculated that the New Orleans Pelicans had stretched out negotiations for their […]

Lakers Legend Magic Johnson Explains Why Golden State Warriors Are Not Yet The ‘Greatest Team Of All Time’

All the Golden State Warriors’ patience and hard work paid off when they returned to the NBA Finals in 2015 and ended their decades of title drought. Since then, the Warriors continue to dominate the entire league and have succeeded to establish a dynasty. Despite the improvements made by other NBA teams, the Warriors remain […]

NBA Rumors: Magic Johnson Wants Chance To Convince Leonard Or Durant To Join Lakers, Per Brian Windhorst

Most of the buzz surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers — and their projected roster moves going forward — has centered on their chances of trading for New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis. While Kawhi Leonard and Kevin Durant are seldom mentioned at the moment as potential acquisitions for the 2019 free agency season, recent […]

Lakers Rumors: Luke Walton ‘Doesn’t Fit Mold’ Of What Magic Johnson Wants In A Coach, Per Adrian Wojnarowski

Previous reports have suggested that Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Earvin “Magic” Johnson isn’t planning to fire head coach Luke Walton at any point during the 2018-19 NBA season. But as far as the team’s long-term strategy is concerned, the laid-back Walton apparently doesn’t mesh with Johnson’s old-school expectations for a head coach, […]

NBA Rumors: Brandon Ingram Reveals Advice From Lakers Legend Magic Johnson Regarding His Development

Despite failing to acquire another superstar to pair with LeBron James, the Los Angeles Lakers entered the 2018-19 NBA season with the young and promising core of Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo Ball, and Josh Hart. Of all those players, NBA fans have the highest expectation on Ingram, the No. 2 overall pick in the […]

Magic Johnson’s Daughter Escapes Scary Home Invasion

Elisa Johnson, the daughter of NBA legend Magic Johnson, has escaped a home invasion at a Southern California Airbnb unharmed. TMZ broke the news that Johnson, 23, was staying at an Airbnb rented by friends in the San Fernando Valley when two armed men staged a frightening home invasion. LAPD said that 10 people were […]

NBA Rumors: Magic Johnson Blasts Report Claiming LeBron James Is Ignoring Luke Walton

Earlier this week, a report suggested that LeBron James was mostly marching to the beat of his own drummer, ignoring Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton’s play calls by running “the plays he prefers” while on the court. According to Lakers team president Earvin “Magic” Johnson, that isn’t the case at all, as he […]

Lakers Rumors: Magic Johnson Decides On Luke Walton’s Future, ‘We’re Not Going To Fire Him’

As the Los Angeles Lakers continue to struggle in the 2018-19 NBA season, rumors and speculations continue to swirl that Luke Walton could soon be fired as the team’s head coach. Lakers President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson recently held a meeting where he reportedly “shouted and cursed” at Walton, according to Tania Ganguli of […]

NBA Rumors: Luke Walton Blamed By Magic Johnson For Lakers’ Slow Start, Per ‘ESPN’

At the moment, things aren’t going as well as expected for the Los Angeles Lakers, who currently have a 3-5 record despite the strong play of four-time NBA MVP LeBron James. And with the Lakers having lost two straight games prior to their narrow 114-113 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, team president Earvin […]

NBA Rumors: GM Rob Pelinka Reveals Main Goal For LeBron James And L.A. Lakers

After assuming their front office roles, Los Angeles Lakers President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson and General Manager Rob Pelinka revealed their ambitious plan to make the purple and gold an attractive destination for superstars once again. They started by creating enough salary cap space to sign max free agents, and this summer, the Lakers […]

NBA Rumors: Joining L.A. Lakers A ‘Dream Come True’ For LeBron James

After opting out of the final year of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James became the most coveted superstar in the 2018 NBA free agency market. Since the 2017-18 NBA season ended, the Los Angeles Lakers emerged as the top landing spot for James. But, most people believed that the only way the […]

NBA Legend Magic Johnson ‘Not Sacred’ Of Golden State Warriors, Says L.A. Lakers Are ‘Solid Team’

More than one year since being hired as Lakers president of basketball operations, Magic Johnson has fulfilled his promise to bring a superstar in Los Angeles. The Lakers’ biggest acquisition in the 2018 NBA free agency isn’t just a superstar but someone who is currently considered as the best basketball player on the planet. Having […]

LA Lakers News: Magic Johnson Reveals Just How He Won Over LeBron James To Leave Cleveland

Looking back at the storied past of the Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson is easily one of the names that first come to mind. That doesn’t mean anyone won’t remember Jerry West, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, James Worthy, Kobe Bryant, and many others first either. Now, LeBron James has been added to that legacy of icons and […]

Magic Johnson Called His Shot Back In 9th Grade, According To Instagram Throwback

It seems basketball legend Magic Johnson is also an expert prophesier. Johnson, a three-time NBA MVP Award winner, prophesied his star life back when he was in the 9th grade! Yes, according to a throwback picture uploaded by the three-time NBA MVP Award winner on Instagram, Johnson knew where his passion was leading him to. […]

Lakers News: NBA Legend Magic Johnson Calls LeBron James ‘Best Player In The World’

Since assuming front office role, Lakers President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson and General Manager Pelinka had laid out their ambitious plan to make Los Angeles an attractive destination for superstar free agents. Days before the 2018 free agency started, Johnson vowed to step down if the Lakers failed to acquire at least one superstar […]

LA Lakers Reveal Major Plan For LeBron James Next Season

The Los Angeles Lakers became the biggest winner of the 2018 NBA free agency after signing the best basketball player on the planet, LeBron James, on a four-year, $153.3 million deal. The acquisition of James made most people believe that the Lakers are finally ready to return to title contention. Unfortunately, as of now, the […]

Lakers Rumors: Magic Johnson Vows To ‘Step Down’ If He Can’t Bring Superstars To L.A. In Next Two Summers

Since assuming front office roles, Lakers President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson and General Manager Rob Pelinka have expressed strong confidence that the Purple and Gold will once again become an attractive destination for superstars. They have created enough salary cap space to sign two maximum-salaried players in preparation for the upcoming free agency. In […]

If The Rise Of Los Angeles Lakers’ Andre Ingram Doesn’t Move You, Check Your Pulse

Andre Ingram is living proof that patience and persistence always win in the end. The 32-year-old has played in the NBA’s G-League since 2007 with hopes of being called up to the big show. On Monday, the Los Angeles Lakers finally made his dreams come true. By Tuesday night, the man who boasts a 48 […]

Lakers News: Lonzo Ball Shares Similar Rookie Stats To LeBron James & Magic Johnson At Young Age

While Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball continues to navigate through his first NBA season, he’s been criticized by some people as unworthy of the No. 2 pick in the draft. However, the young Lakers player is already achieving a few stats in his rookie season that two other All-Stars have also put up. His […]

Gregg Popovich Praising LeBron James Seen As Recruiting Pitch, Rouses Possible Anti-Tampering Claims

Gregg Popovich is being accused of doing more than just showering LeBron James with praises in a recent interview. The San Antonio Spurs head coach is rumored to be recruiting LeBron to the Western Conference team after defending the NBA superstar from radio show host and Fox News contributor Laura Ingraham. Popovich was interviewed by […]

NBA Rumors: Speculation That LeBron James Will Move To Los Angeles Lakers Picks Up Steam Thanks To Magic

The NBA rumors did not end on a wild trade deadline, with Magic Johnson’s talk about building a new superteam in Los Angeles building speculation that LeBron James is headed to the Lakers this offseason. The Cleveland Cavaliers were one of the busiest teams this year — and the busiest trade deadline for any team […]

Orlando Waive Adreian Payne As Sexual Assault Allegations Surface, Magic Johnson Calls Out Michigan State

The crackdown on alleged sexual predators has boiled over to the hard court as NBA player Adreian Payne has been waived by the Orlando Magic after his name surfaced in the sexual assault scandal currently rocking the Michigan State University. Orlando head coach Frank Vogel confirmed on Saturday that Payne has been dropped from the […]

Lakers Rumored To Be Eyeing David Fizdale As Luke Walton Replacement

Rumors are building that the L.A. Lakers could be eyeing former Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale as a potential replacement for coach Luke Walton. During a recent appearance on The Rich Eisen Show, Brian Windhorst of ESPN shared, “whatever you want to say about LaVar Ball, he has smoked the fact that the Lakers do […]

Lakers Rumors: Jordan Clarkson Open For Offseason Trade, ‘It’s A Business’

Jordan Clarkson is expected to be one of the casualties once the Los Angeles Lakers proceed with their plan to pursue two superstars next summer. The Lakers need to shed some salaries in order to sign two maximum-contract players who can help them return to title contention. In an interview with Tania Ganguli of the […]

L.A. Lakers News: Lonzo Ball To Be Mentored By Lakers NBA Champion But Not Magic Johnson?

The Los Angeles Lakers are preparing for a successful future with NBA rookie Lonzo Ball leading the way, and a former Lakers star will mentor him on his journey. However, that former Lakers star and champion is not Earvin “Magic” Johnson. Instead, one of the current Los Angeles assistant coaches and a three-time NBA Champion […]

NBA Rumors: Multiple Teams Expressed Interest In Trading For ‘Secret Weapon’ Larry Nance Jr. & Brandon Ingram

NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson vowed to restore the Los Angeles Lakers to their glory days upon assuming the role as the team’s president of basketball operations. Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka made numerous moves this offseason to further improve their roster and prepare for the summer of 2018. The Lakers are even […]