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Magic Johnson, the beloved former point guard behind five world titles for the Los Angeles Lakers, announced Tuesday night he was quitting as the team's president of basketball operations.
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April 09, 2019 - 9:43 pm
By Steve Almasy, CNN (CNN) -- Magic Johnson, the beloved former point guard behind five world titles for the Los Angeles Lakers, announced Tuesday night he was quitting as the team's president of basketball operations. Johnson was in his second full season in the position for the Lakers, who are 37...
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Feb 10, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) reacts with Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) after a 76ers score during the fourth quarter at Wells Fargo Center.
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February 10, 2019 - 8:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Magic Johnson and LeBron James have captured eight NBA titles between them. With Johnson in the stands and James on the court, the Philadelphia 76ers showed off their own championship potential. Joel Embiid had 37 points and 14 rebounds, Tobias Harris scored 22 points in his...
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Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, right, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles.
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January 30, 2019 - 6:50 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown decided to experiment with his lineup during Tuesday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers. If one game is any indication, Brown can consider it a success. The Sixers led throughout and were up by 24 in the second quarter as they rolled...
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Stephen Curry
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December 24, 2018 - 4:53 pm
(AP) — There's no NBA Finals rematch this year on Christmas. Not technically, anyway. It's LeBron James vs. the Golden State Warriors for the fourth consecutive year on Dec. 25, though James will be wearing a Los Angeles Lakers uniform this time. It was a predictable matchup. It isn't, however, a...
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LeBron James
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December 24, 2018 - 4:48 pm
(AP) — LeBron James is sorry for posting a lyric that referenced "Jewish money." The Los Angeles Lakers star says he simply got caught up in the music, thought the lyric was a "compliment" and offers "apologies, for sure." The lyric comes from the song "ASMR" by rapper 21 Savage. James shared it...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, reacts to an inadvertent whistle by a referee as Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Los Angeles.
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November 15, 2018 - 10:09 am
By Greg Beacham, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — A floating jumper, a foul and a free throw in the fourth quarter of a tight game. With a gorgeous three-point play, the King jumped over the Big Dipper. LeBron James' inimitable presence has already been felt in his first few weeks in Hollywood...
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LeBron James speaks at the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, Monday, July 30, 2018.
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July 31, 2018 - 7:48 am
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James stood on a stage near one of the streets he walked as a troubled kid and looked out at thousands of faces. He felt connected to every one of them. While his 3-year-old daughter, Zhuri, played at his feet, James watched as his mother, Gloria, raised a flag in front of...
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Los Angeles Lakers fans wait in line around noon for promised free pizza that will be handed out between 2 and 5 p.m. at Blaze Pizza, a restaurant chain NBA basketball player LeBron James was an original investor in.
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July 10, 2018 - 10:10 pm
CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of fans hoping to see new Los Angeles Laker LeBron James on Tuesday had to make do with free pizza instead. James was a no-show at the Blaze Pizza outlet in Culver City, California. The NBA superstar tweeted a day earlier about a "pizza party" at the location and...
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leveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) moves the ball against Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (2) during the second half at Staples Center.
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July 01, 2018 - 8:22 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James is leaving home for Hollywood and an iconic team. The Los Angeles Lakers have a new superstar — L.A.-Bron. The NBA's best player announced Sunday night that he has agreed to a four-year, $154 million contract with the Lakers, joining one of the league's most storied...
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