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Magic Johnson's purchase of Dodgers lifts spirits (Web links)

March 28, 2012|By Mark Medina
  • Lakers great Magic Johnson has all the skills necessary to be a strong owner for the Dodgers.
Lakers great Magic Johnson has all the skills necessary to be a strong owner… (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles…)

Game stories

-The Times' Ben Bolch credits Kobe Bryant's late-game contributions in the Lakers' 104-101 victory Tuesday over the Golden State Warriors.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford explains why Andrew Bynum remains in Mike Brown's doghouse.

Notebooks

--The Times' Bolch explains why Brown doesn't regret benching Bryant in four of the last six minutes in the Lakers' loss Sunday to Memphis.

--The Daily News' Teaford highlights Brown's reaction to the outcry Bryant's benching sparked.

Sidebars

--The Times' Bill Shaikin and David Wharton provide all the details on Magic purchasing the Dodgers.

--Sports Illustrated's Sam Amick talks to Coach Brown, who insists he has control of the team.

--NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper reports Bryant wants Lamar Odom and Derek Fisher to return to the Lakers and sign as free agents this offseason.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Mike Downey looks at how Johnson's impact in Los Angeles transcended basketball.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin highlights Bynum's benching.

Columns

--Times' columnist T.J. Simers argues that Laker fans owe Jim Buss, the Lakers' executive vice president of player personnel, an apology for all their criticism toward him. Simers is also skeptical over Johnson purchasing the Dodgers because he doesn't know what decisions his ownership group will make.

--The Times' Bill Plaschke calls Johnson the "perfect fit" for the Dodgers.

--The Daily News' Vincent Bonsignore quotes a line from the great Chick Hearn to describe the Dodgers purchase: "Another assist from Magic."

--The Oranege County Register's Kevin Ding explains how Bryant sees himself in Bynum after he took an ill-advised three-pointer.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne argues Johnson ended the Dodgers' nightmare under Frank McCourt.

--Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears highlights Bynum's open defiance toward Brown about his three-point shooting.

 Blogs

-ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers' win over Golden State.

--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark has had it with Bynum's immaturity.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano notes the craziness behind the Lakers' win over Golden State.


Tweet of the Day: " is the greatest thing that ever happened to los angeles" -- Flea  (Musician Flea)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "Bravo to Magic Johnson.  He is the only person who can bring back the excitement to Dodgers and the Dodger Stadium.  A perfect choice.  Cheers to Magic and his investment team." -- rowbyrowby

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