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Posts Tagged ‘Magic Johnson’

Magic Johnson Obsessed With Owning The Clippers

May 12, 2014

Los Angeles (AFP) – Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson Sunday reiterated his belief that the NBA must oust embattled Clippers owner Donald Sterling, and said players won’t play for Sterling’s wife, Shelly, either. Johnson is a beloved figure in Los Angeles after leading the Lakers to five NBA titles before his retirement in 1991 after announcing he was HIV-positive. Johnson, attending the Clippers’ home playoff game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, was asked by an ABC television interviewer if Shelly Sterling was a viable owner. “First the fans wouldn’t like it,” Johnson said. “The players definitely wouldn’t like it, everybody would boycott. “And then the sponsors have already made themselves clear that they wouldn’t be sponsoring this team if either Sterling stayed on as an owner.” Magic Johnson’ obsession.

 

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Sterling Banned From League Magic Johnson For The Takeaway All Is Fair In Love and Basketball

April 30, 2014

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday Clippers owner Donald Sterling will be suspended for life and fined $2.5 million following racist remarks he made in a recorded audio clip. Silver spoke to the press at an 11 a.m. news conference from New York, stating he will “do everything in my power” to force the sale of the Clippers. While the team currently remains under Sterling’s ownership, other parties have expressed interest in purchasing the team, including a group led by Magic Johnson, according to Yahoo Sports.

Magic Johnson for the takeaway.

 

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