Tag Archives: Magic Johnson

  • This Day In Sports History (April 15th) — Magic Johnson

    This Day In Sports History (April 15th) — Magic Johnson

    It was on this day in 1991 that Magic Johnson broke the record for all-time assists in a career.  Magic earned his 9,888th career assist, breaking the record which was previously held by Oscar Robertson. Johnson would end his career with 10,141 assists, but his record would not last long.  Less than four years later, […]

  • This Day In Sports History (March 24th) – Magic Johnson & Larry Bird

    This Day In Sports History (March 24th) – Magic Johnson & Larry Bird

    It was on this day in 1979 that Magic Johnson and Larry Bird lead their respective teams to the 1979 NCAA finals.  Magic’s Michigan State team would destroy Penn State by a score of 101-67, while Bird’s Indiana State would beat out DePaul 76-74. Both Magic and Larry would have outstanding games in their respective […]

  • This Day In Sports History (November 7th) — Magic Johnson

    This Day In Sports History (November 7th) — Magic Johnson

    It was on this day in 1991 that Magic Johnson announced he has the HIV virus and would be retiring from the NBA. Earvin “Magic” Johnson discovered he had the HIV virus following a physical prior to the 1991-92 NBA season.  Johnson made the discovery public during a press conference on November 7, 1991.  During […]

  • This Day In Sports History (May 29th) — Larry Bird

    This Day In Sports History (May 29th) — Larry Bird

    It was on this day in 1980 that Larry Bird was awarded the NBA Rookie of the Year.  He would beat out his rival, Magic Johnson, to earn the honor. The rivalry between Bird and Johnson began during their college years, as Bird won several individual awards while playing at Indiana State in 1979, including […]

  • Check Out This Footage of the 1992 Dream Team Scrimmaging (Video)

    Check Out This Footage of the 1992 Dream Team Scrimmaging (Video)

    This story is about a basketball scrimmage. Wait, don’t leave. It’s not about just any scrimmage. It’s about a scrimmage between members of the 1992 U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team—the original Dream Team.  The one Kobe Bryant thinks the 2012 version could beat with “athleticism.” Apparently, in the final days leading up to the 1992 […]

  • Much-Hyped “Dream Team” Documentary Airs This Wednesday (Video)

    Much-Hyped “Dream Team” Documentary Airs This Wednesday (Video)

    Hey, remember the Dream Team? You do? Well sorry, but you’re old. This summer, the 2012 London Olympics will mark the Dream Team’s 20th anniversary. In case you’re not old and have no idea what the Dream Team is, I’m talking about the 1992 United States men’s Olympic basketball team. It was a big deal […]

  • 11 Pro Athletes Turned Team Owners

    11 Pro Athletes Turned Team Owners

    Do athletes make good team owners? Well, at the very least, pro athletes (successful ones, anyway) do gain a certain kind of experience that very few people have. They know what it feels like to win and, theoretically, what it takes to win. Moreover, you would think that, having played themselves, they could bridge any […]

  • 20 Athletes Who Pissed Off PETA (By Rocking Fur Coats)

    20 Athletes Who Pissed Off PETA (By Rocking Fur Coats)

    There are a lot of pro athletes out there who are animal lovers through and through. Some of these folks—like Chad Ochocinco, Candace Parker, Dennis Rodman, Amanda Beard, Amare Stoudemire, or Tony Gonzalez—have generously donated their time and celebrity to PETA for one or more of their various anti-fur ad campaigns. This list is not […]

  • Picture Of The Day: How Is Magic Johnson Still Alive?

    Picture Of The Day: How Is Magic Johnson Still Alive?

    “How is Magic Johnson still alive?”  “How is Magic Johnson not dead?”  Is this really the type of garbage that people search for on the internet these days?  How about looking up the actual effects of the HIV virus and ways that it can be prevented from becoming AIDS.  You will probably find the answer […]

  • 9 Most Embarrassing Sports Celebrity Endorsements (Videos)

    9 Most Embarrassing Sports Celebrity Endorsements (Videos)

    Can you put a price on dignity and integrity? For many, that answer is no. Fortunately for us, for the vast majority of athletes, that answer is a resounding yes. Judging by the caliber of businesses that many of these athletes represent, the price of their dignity doesn’t seem to be particularly high. These nine […]

  • 9 Most Annoying Sports Broadcasters

    9 Most Annoying Sports Broadcasters

    Almost everyone gets annoying after two hours. In fact, it takes a special gift NOT to be annoying after an extended period of time. After spending much of my TV-watching life with some of the people below, I can say with some certainty: They don’t have that gift. After reviewing this list, I was amazed […]

  • Picture Of The Day: What Could Have Been???

    Picture Of The Day: What Could Have Been???

    When asked what he thought about LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh teaming up together to play for the Miami Heat, Michael Jordan responded by saying, “There’s no way, with hindsight, I would’ve ever called up Larry [Bird], called up Magic [Johnson] and said, ‘Hey, look, let’s get together and play on one team.’” […]