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June 13, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Food preparation company Sodexho Inc. announced a joint venture with retired basketball star Earvin "Magic" Johnson to seek out new food service deals. Johnson will own 51% of the new company, which will be called SodexhoMagic and will be based at Sodexho's headquarters in Gaithersburg, Md. Financial details of the 10-year agreement were not disclosed. Sodexho provides meals, housekeeping and grounds services for schools, colleges, hospitals and corporate cafeterias.
April 25, 1992
Inglewood High School's gymnasium is being renamed for former Lakers star Earvin (Magic) Johnson. The trustees of the Inglewood Unified School District on Wednesday unanimously voted to make the change, which was first proposed in November after Johnson announced his retirement because he had contracted the virus that causes AIDS. Johnson and his teammates frequently practiced in the high school gym.
October 24, 1992
I am glad that Earvin "Magic" Johnson is returning to what he does best. That is, winning NBA championships. Magic has already defeated Dr. J, Larry Bird and Isiah Thomas. Now it's time for Magic to make Michael "Air" Jordan's wings disappear and bring him back to reality. Move over Chicago Bulls, Magic is back and it's Showtime. SHAHAB ZAIDI, Alta Loma
March 12, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
In late January, Hall of Fame point guard Magic Johnson declared a cease-fire on the Lakers, deciding to halt his public criticism of the team. Johnson has been critical of owner/executive Jim Buss, and the decision to hire Mike D'Antoni to coach the team over Phil Jackson. On Wednesday, Johnson couldn't hold his tongue. I love Jim & Jeanie Buss, but we need Phil Jackson to be the face of our great organization, the Los Angeles Lakers. - Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson)
September 28, 1992 | Associated Press
Basketball star Earvin (Magic) Johnson has endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton and implored blacks to vote in November's election. "We have to make sure that we understand that we can't take four more years of the Bush Administration," Johnson said on NBC's "Sunday Today." Johnson resigned Friday from the National Commission on AIDS and accused the Administration of ignoring the panel's work.
October 27, 1994
Willowbrook Park in South Los Angeles will be renamed for former Lakers basketball star Earvin (Magic) Johnson today, Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke announced. Johnson is expected to attend the 11 a.m. ceremony at 905 E. El Segundo Blvd., which is an unincorporated area of the county. Along with Burke, Lakers General Manager Jerry West, recording artist Howard Hewitt and Bishop Charles E. Blake of the West Los Angeles Church of God in Christ are expected to be at the ceremony.
August 22, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Video: LeBron James picks his top 3 NBA players of all-time On Wednesday, LeBron James gave Fox Sports his top-three NBA players of all time: Michael Jordan, Julius Erving and Larry Bird. Lakers Hall of Famer Magic Johnson was notably absent from the list, earning a response on Twitter .       LeBron is entitled to his opinion, but I still think that he and I have a similar game and that's why I LOVE to watch him play! - Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson)
October 25, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Much has been said about the Clippers' decision to cover up the Lakers banners and retired jerseys in the rafters at Staples Center. Whether it's something that should have been done a long time ago or a disrespect to the Lakers, ultimately the Clippers stand by their oversized images of players like Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan and Matt Barnes obscuring the Lakers' mementos of historic success. On Thursday, Lakers Hall-of-Famer Magic Johnson, whose jersey and championship banners are among the hidden, tweeted his support of the Clippers' move.
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