Did Sam Hinkie Just Trade Away The Next Jason Kidd? 

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YouTube Cofounder Just Bought (Part) of a Los Angeles Sports Team

Wealthy tech executives like investing in sports team for the same reason they like investing in restaurants: it guarantees them a seat. And YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley just bought a front row view of the Los Angeles Football Club, alongside co-owners Magic Johnson, Mia Hamm, motivational maniac Tony Robbins, and… » 11/03/14 11:23am 11/03/14 11:23am

Danny Ferry Apologizes To Magic Johnson For Racist Remarks

Danny Ferry and Magic Johnson had a meeting Tuesday night to talk about Ferry's racist comments, according to tweets sent out by Johnson. The on-leave Ferry called Johnson to set up the meeting and apologize, and it apparently worked as Johnson tweeted that Ferry deserves a second chance in the NBA. Two weeks ago… » 9/23/14 8:22pm 9/23/14 8:22pm

Donald Sterling's AC360 Interview Went Worse Than You Thought It Could

In a rambling and terribly-advised interview with Anderson Cooper aired tonight on CNN, Clippers owner Donald Sterling attempted (and failed) to explain himself, inadvertently bringing up Cooper's sexuality along the way—while slamming Magic Johnson and other rich African-Americans for being stingy with their charity. » 5/12/14 9:14pm 5/12/14 9:14pm

Magic Johnson Says Sterling "Shouldn't Own A Team Anymore"

Magic Johnson, referenced in Donald Sterling's racist conversation, said yesterday that he won't attend any Clippers games as long as Sterling is the owner. Magic took that sentiment to its logical end today and called for his removal from ownership. » 4/27/14 2:09pm 4/27/14 2:09pm

Jeopardy! Contestant Thinks Magic Johnson Played Hockey

Even though it didn't elicit the same level of condescension from host Alex Trebek, this is just as bad as the Roger Clemens fiasco from a few months ago. At least those wrong answers were in the right sport. » 3/27/14 12:42pm 3/27/14 12:42pm

Greatest Inbounder, Dumbest Guy, And Other Unsung Heroes Of Showtime

What It Was Like Being The Only Virgin On Magic's Hypersexed Lakers

Magic Act: The Making Of Earvin Johnson, AIDS Saint

Originally published in the February 1993 issue of GQ. Annotations by the author appear throughout. For more, check out E. Jean Carroll's story about NBA groupies, published in 1992 as "Love in the Time of Magic." » 3/03/14 11:04am 3/03/14 11:04am

Children Are The Stone Cold Cruelest Sports Fans

After printing letters from young Bengals and 49ers fans, we put out a call for your kids' messages to teams or players. (We still want them!) We expected cute. We got psychopathic. » 12/18/13 6:20pm 12/18/13 6:20pm

Sage Steele Will Be The Host Of NBA Countdown If She Wants The Job

NBA Countdown may have found its new host. We've learned that SportsCenter anchor Sage Steele has been offered the job, according to four sources familiar with the process. It is not clear if she'll accept. » 10/15/13 12:52pm 10/15/13 12:52pm

Sources: Magic Johnson Left ESPN Because Of Bill Simmons

So, why did Magic make his sudden announcement that he's leaving ESPN, less than three weeks before the NBA season begins? An announcement so sudden that the newest addition to NBA Countdown, Doris Burke, appears to have had no idea it was going down? » 10/10/13 5:22pm 10/10/13 5:22pm

Magic Johnson Is Leaving ESPN

ESPN announced today that Magic Johnson is leaving NBA Countdown and the network. Johnson, per ESPN, is leaving "due to his other commitments," which haven't been a problem in the past. » 10/10/13 1:56pm 10/10/13 1:56pm

Magic Johnson Has A Gay Son, And He Is Very Charming

Until today, we had no idea that Magic Johnson's 20-year-old son, Earvin Johnson III, was gay. We only know this now because someone from TMZ decided to badger Johnson III about the Dodgers, bathrooms, and the Lakers while he was trying to walk down the Sunset Strip with someone who appears to be his boyfriend.… » 4/02/13 4:29pm 4/02/13 4:29pm

The Dodgers Might Open The 2014 Season In Australia

Australia, while not on the level of Japan, does love it some baseball. The history of the sport there dates back to the 1850s, and the domestic Australian Baseball League is profitable for the first time ever—thanks in part to funding from MLB. The ABL is increasingly becoming a legitimate winter league for American… » 10/25/12 10:20am 10/25/12 10:20am

Magic Johnson Shelled Out $50 Million For The Dodgers

In March, an ownership group led by Magic Johnson bought the Los Angeles Dodgers for an eye-popping $2.15 billion. At the time, while most people were scratching their heads, Magic Johnson was doing cartwheels. » 9/17/12 11:59pm 9/17/12 11:59pm