“1984 NBA Finals were all about Magic Johnson and Larry Bird”: How comparisons between the Lakers and Celtics legends reached fever pitch during the 84 showdown

The build-up to the 1984 NBA Finals seemed more of a contest between Magic Johnson and Larry Bird than their respective teams. It is next to impossible not to mention the Lakers-Celtics rivalry when we talk about iconic rivals in…

“She said ‘I don’t have any p*nties on, let’s go'”: Magic Johnson describes some public s*xual encounters in a viral old interview of the Lakers legend

The news of Magic Johnson contracting HIV served as an eye-opener for the whole world. The Lakers legend was a s*x symbol, after all. Magic Johnson was one of the most universally loved athletes in American sports during his heyday.…

“It was sad to hear Magic Johnson was retiring from basketball and his life was in serious risk”: How Pau Gasol aspired to be a doctor after the Lakers legend announced his retirement due to HIV in 1991

Back in 1991 when Magic Johnson announced he had HIV, a young Pau Gasol was devasted and decided to work towards being a doctor. Magic Johnson was one of the best players ever. However, there did come a tough phase…

“Magic Johnson’s signed 1980 Finals jersey sold for whopping $1.5M”: The Lakers legend was crowned Finals MVP in his rookie year

NBA legend Magic Johnson’s signed 1980 Finals Lakers jersey gets sold for a record price of $1.5M at an auction. Winning an NBA championship in the rookie year is something rarely heard of unless you’re Magic Johnson. The 1st pick…

“Magic Johnson or Tragic Johnson?”: How the Lakers legend’s collapses helped Larry Bird and his Celtics win the 1984 NBA Finals

Lakers legend Magic Johnson had a series of choke moments during the 1984 NBA Finals, costing the Lakers a shot at the NBA title. The series earned him a new nickname known as Tragic Johnson. Magic Johnson is arguably the…

‘Kobe Bryant is the greatest Laker of all time’: When Magic Johnson explained why the Black Mamba was better than himself, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and the rest

Right before the commencement of the final game of his illustrious 20-year career, the Los Angeles Lakers and several NBA legends had given a tribute to Kobe Bryant. During the ceremony, Magic Johnson called the Mamba “the greatest to wear…

“Magic Johnson could have played alongside Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal!”: NBA Reddit reminisces Laker great’s return to the NBA

Magic Johnson made a comeback to the league in 1996, and NBA Reddit makes an interesting observation about his return. Laker legend Magic Johnson has been loved universally by fans globally since entering the league in 1979. Heralded as the…

“Magic Johnson Surpassed Kawhi Leonard As The Winningest Player In NBA History”: Lakers Legend Overtakes The Klaw After The 2020-21 NBA Season For Best Career Winning Percentage

Magic Johnson holds the best career winning percentage in NBA history as Kawhi Leonard dropped after the 2020-21 NBA season. Leonard had the top spot locked up, but in a somewhat lower year, Leonard went 42-21 this past season (works…

“Chicago Bulls relied on Michael Jordan too much”: Magic Johnson believes his Lakers with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in the mid-80s would’ve beaten any version of Jordan’s Bulls

Magic Johnson believes that while Michael Jordan was too great a force to be contained, his peak Showtime Lakers would run the Bulls out of town. Magic Johnson was one of the most revolutionary players in the history of basketball.…

“I hated being compared to Larry Bird”: Magic Johnson admits that NBA fans claiming the Celtics legend was better than him irked him

Magic Johnson says that being compared to Larry Bird and having him be labeled as being better than him used to annoy and irk him.  It’s quite nearly impossible to talk about Magic Johnson and his time in the NBA…