1. D'Angelo Russell Says Magic Johnson's 'Leader' Comments 'Ruffled Feathers'

    Brooklyn Nets point guard D'Angelo Russell said offseason comments from Los Angeles Lakers President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson "ruffled a few feathers" following his trade from L...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 7 months ago 1 reads 0 comments

  2. Magic Johnson Talks Splitting Time Between Lakers, Dodgers Ahead of World Series

    Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson had a lot on his plate Thursday night...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 7 months ago 1 reads 0 comments

  3. Why Did LeBron and Kyrie Fizzle? They Didn't Follow the Rules of the 1-2 Punch

    Just about every reviewer of the defunct Cleveland consortium James & Irving—i.e., current Cavalier LeBron and former Cavalier Kyrie—expressed shock it only lasted ...

    Ric Bucher Written by Ric Bucher about 7 months ago 1 reads 0 comments

  4. Los Angeles Lakers: 5 Bold Predictions for 2017-18 NBA Season

    Last season's Los Angeles Lakers weren't good, but they were pleasantly surprising. Who foresaw Magic Johnson's return to the franchise or ex-agent Rob Pelinka's hiring as the ...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 8 months ago 4,504 reads 0 comments

  5. Forget 2018 Free Agency: Lakers Have Plenty of Questions to Answer This Season

    LOS ANGELES — The early atmosphere around the 2017-18 Los Angeles Lakers is exuberant. The franchise opened camp on Monday with their annual media day, and like most squads ...

    Eric Pincus Written by Eric Pincus about 8 months ago 18,904 reads 0 comments

  6. 5 Realistic Goals Los Angeles Lakers Should Set for 2017-18

    This isn't season one of the Los Angeles Lakers rebuild, but the freshness feels that way. There's a new Hollywood star at the center of a revamped roster, plus an overhauled front office responsible for the personnel changes...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 8 months ago 10,485 reads 0 comments

  7. Ranking Every NBA Franchise on Historical Success

    Recency bias does not apply here. The events that transpired in the 2016-17 NBA season carry the same weight as those that unfolded back in the 1950s...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 8 months ago 86,783 reads 0 comments

  8. Los Angeles Lakers: 5 Biggest Questions Entering Training Camp

    Excitement and exposure won't be lacking with the 2017-18 Los Angeles Lakers . Not with Magic Johnson at the helm, Lonzo Ball behind the wheel, LaVar Ball on every mic and 35 national broadcasts on the docket...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 8 months ago 7,380 reads 0 comments

  9. Magic Johnson Subpoenaed to Testify in Draymond Green Lawsuit

    Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson has reportedly been subpoenaed as a witness in a lawsuit filed against Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 8 months ago 31,812 reads 0 comments

  10. Magic Johnson Says He Passed on Warriors, Knicks, Pistons Before Joining Lakers

    Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson said he turned down offers from the Golden State Warriors , Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks before joining the L...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 8 months ago 35,863 reads 0 comments

  11. Magic Johnson Says Lakers 'Crossed a Line' in Paul George Tampering

    Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson said Tuesday the organization "did cross a line" in its interactions with former Indiana Pacers forward Paul George and noted he takes "full responsibility...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 8 months ago 30,470 reads 0 comments

  12. Pacers Owner Won't Take Legal Action Against Lakers over Paul George Tampering

    The Indiana Pacers consider the situation surrounding Paul George finished after owner Herb Simon explained Wednesday that he won't take legal action against the Los Angeles Lakers ...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 9 months ago 9,323 reads 0 comments

  13. Magic Johnson Asked Jeanie Buss to Take Lakers Tampering Fine out of His Salary

    Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson said Monday he told team owner Jeanie Buss she could take the $500,000 fine for tampering with former Indiana Pacers forward Paul George out of his salary...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 9 months ago 42,709 reads 0 comments

  14. NBA Tampering 101: 'If You're Not Cheating ... You're Not Trying'

    The most shocking aspect of the NBA 's investigation of the Los Angeles Lakers for tampering with former Indiana Pacers forward Paul George is not that the league found enough evidence to slap the Lakers with a $500,000 fine...

    Ric Bucher Written by Ric Bucher about 9 months ago 42,208 reads 0 comments

  15. Metrics 101: Greatest Point Guard Seasons in Modern NBA History

    Even within the modern portion of NBA history—1973-74 through the present day (when the scope of box scores expanded), point guards have seen their roles change dramatically...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 9 months ago 73,666 reads 0 comments

  16. Lakers Fined $500K After Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka Tamper with Paul George

    The Los Angeles Lakers have been fined $500,000 for violating the NBA 's rules against tampering after an investigation revealed they had impermissible contact with Paul George 's agent, the league announced Thursday...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 9 months ago 72,982 reads 0 comments

  17. Former Michigan State Basketball Coach Jud Heathcote Dies at Age 90

    Former Michigan State Spartans basketball coach Jud Heathcote died Monday at the age of 90. The basketball team shared an announcement , noting he died in Spokane, Washington...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 9 months ago 1,970 reads 0 comments

  18. Did Kyrie Trade Convince LeBron to Stay in Cleveland? NBA Execs Doubtful

    There is no consensus among NBA executives on who got the better end of the deal that shipped four-time All-Star Kyrie Irving from Cleveland to Boston on Aug...

    Ric Bucher Written by Ric Bucher about 9 months ago 262,096 reads 0 comments

  19. NBA Rumors: Latest Buzz on Paul George Tampering and Nerlens Noel's Agent Change

    We're deep into August, better known as the doldrums of the NBA calendar. Kyrie Irving set the rumor mill ablaze with his trade request late last month, but even that speculation has tampered down...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 9 months ago 17,577 reads 0 comments

  20. Lakers Tampering Allegation Reportedly Due to Magic Johnson, Paul George Contact

    The Indiana Pacers filed a tampering charge against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday revolving around Magic Johnson and Paul George ...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 9 months ago 94,619 reads 0 comments

  21. Building the All-Time Depth Chart for Every NBA Franchise

    And you thought the 2017-18 Golden State Warriors were stacked. Building the all-time depth charts for each of the NBA 's 30 current franchises is no easy task. But with a few exceptions, they're all loaded with talent from top to bottom...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 9 months ago 76,970 reads 0 comments

  22. LeBron James Tweets Happy Birthday to Magic Johnson Amid Lakers Speculation

    Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James wished NBA legend Magic Johnson a happy birthday on Twitter on Monday: It was a nice gesture, but because James has a history ...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 9 months ago 39,298 reads 0 comments

  23. James Worthy on Lonzo Ball: Lakers Haven't Had 'That Type of Talent' Since Magic

    Former Los Angeles Lakers star James Worthy is clearly a big fan of rookie point guard Lonzo Ball , comparing him to Magic Johnson in an interview with TMZ Sports released Sunday...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 9 months ago 46,062 reads 0 comments

  24. Lakers Rumors: Latest on Possible Jordan Clarkson Trade, Recent Signings, More

    It seems the Los Angeles Lakers will leave the rumors market when they feel like it. Finally in full control of the rebuild, the Lakers continue to take their sweet time fading ...

    Chris Roling Written by Chris Roling about 10 months ago 19,662 reads 0 comments

  25. How the Lakers Can Sign 2 Max-Contract Superstars in 2018 NBA Free Agency

    LOS ANGELES — The Lakers are targeting two maximum-salaried players in the summer of 2018. Neither president of basketball operations Earvin "Magic" Johnson nor general manager Rob Pelinka have been coy about that...

    Eric Pincus Written by Eric Pincus about 10 months ago 75,895 reads 0 comments