July 1, 2013 |
Steve Nash was about to board a plane from New York to Los Angeles. But first he hammered out a quick salvo to Dwight Howard on Twitter. Flying from NYC to LA. @DwightHoward we're coming for you. You're going to love the statue we build for you outside Staples in 20yrs! - Steve Nash (@SteveNash) July 1, 2013 Nash will be part of the Lakers delegation that meets with Howard on Tuesday in Los Angeles. Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak will also be there, along with Kobe Bryant and Coach Mike D'Antoni.
June 29, 2012 |
Earvin Johnson is coming to the Lakers -- but it's not in the form of Magic having another front-office position with the Lakers or somehow turning back the clock to the "Showtime" era and making his third comeback. This comes in the form of newly drafted guard Darius Johnson-Odom. The former Marquette guard doesn't just have Lamar Odom's surname, his middle name is Earvin -- inspired by the original Earvin "Magic" Johnson. "That's exactly what my mom named me after," said Johnson-Odom, whom the Lakers acquired out of the No. 55 pick from the Dallas Mavericks for $500,000, as reported by The Times' Mike Breshanan.
March 30, 2012
Brilliant move making Magic Johnson the face of the new Dodgers. He is the one man who can wash away the bad feelings left by the McCourts. Just remember, Magic — when you wear a No. 32 Dodgers jersey, the name on the back had better be "Koufax. " Maurice Sanchez Coto de Caza :: I think it's safe to say that no other athlete has had the lasting impact on a city like the one Earvin "Magic" Johnson has had on Los Angeles since the day he arrived here in 1979.
March 28, 2012 |
Earvin “Magic” Johnson's purchase of part ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers is the latest step in one of the most successful post-game careers of any professional athlete. The former Los Angeles Lakers guard has carved out a role as a liaison between big-money investors and the residents of urban neighborhoods who might become their customers in a variety of businesses including theaters, restaurants, stores and apartments. “He is an extraordinary businessman who has done a great job of executing his strategies,” said Ken Lombard, former president of the Johnson Development Corp.
March 10, 2012 |
Lakers legend and entrepreneur Earvin "Magic" Johnson made "The Announcement," an ESPN documentary about his life with a frightening diagnosis, to remind people that HIV and AIDS are still both fatal — and preventable. "I am not cured," he says at the film's end. Director Nelson George's moving and informative film does that and more. It highlights, among other things, the wonder that was Magic Johnson as a basketball player, the après-moi madness of L.A. in 1979, the horror of the AIDS crisis, the value and valor of frankness and, perhaps most important, why, despite all the heartbreak they cause, we still need sports heroes.
December 24, 2010 |
Magic Johnson Theaters was a blockbuster business story in the mid-1990s, the feel-good saga of a plucky underdog's climb to the top of the heap. Since Johnson and his partner sold their ownership stake in 2004, time and circumstances have been less than kind to the cineplex at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. But new owners for the mall and new operators for the theaters have big plans to rejuvenate the venture. The undisputed success ? considered improbable by many at the time ?