Latest Magic Johnson News

Without basketball, Magic Johnson shifts focus to community

Oct. 5, 2019 3:17 AM EDT

Magic Johnson might actually miss the Los Angeles Lakers if he wasn't always checking up on them. Johnson quit as the team's president of basketball operations at the end of the last season, leaving him out of a gym, but not out of the loop, as Los Angeles opened training camp. "I'm working like I'm still there,...

Buehler, Muncy lead Dodgers past Nats 6-0 in NLDS opener

Oct. 4, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers overpowered the Nationals on the mound and at the plate, extending the dominance that led to a franchise-record 106 victories in the regular season right on into the playoffs. Walker Buehler allowed one hit over six innings, Max Muncy drove in three runs and Los Angeles...

Magic Johnson's 1992 Olympic jersey up for bid

Sep. 27, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — Magic Johnson's game-worn jersey from the 1992 Barcelona Olympics is up for bid in an auction that ends this weekend. Johnson was part of the Dream Team that won gold for the U.S. in the first Olympics to allow NBA players. SCP Auctions says Johnson's blue No. 15 jersey is...

2 businessmen join ownership group of Los Angeles Dodgers

Sep. 19, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers' ownership group is expanding with the addition of two businessmen described as lifelong fans of the team. Chairman and owner Mark Walter on Thursday announced Robert L. Plummer and Alan Smolinisky have joined the group. Plummer is chairman and CEO of R.P. Lumber...

Trump presents Medal of Freedom to NBA's Jerry West

Sep. 5, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jerry West, the NBA legend who delivered championships to the Los Angeles Lakers as both a player and an executive, said, "It never ceases to amaze me the places you can go in this world chasing a basketball" as he was honored Thursday with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Now a...