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Magic Johnson Says Lavar Ball Is Like Kris Jenner

1 hour ago | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_q94m224f"]] Magic Johnson says Lavar Ball reminds him of Kris Jenner ... and that ain't a bad thing. Johnson was asked about Lavar Ball when he joined 'Afternoons with Marcellus and Kelvin' on Espn radio ... and not only did he compare L.B. to Kim Kardashian's mama, Magic said he's got no problem with Papa Ball. "The Kardashians, we didn't say the mom was bad. She made them a lot of money, right? She bragged on her daughters. »

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Byron Scott Says Magic Johnson Can Handle Lavar's 'Huge Ego' (Video)

19 May 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_e637xib1"]] Magic Johnson will keep Lavar Ball in line while Lonzo is tearing it up in L.A. ... so says former Lakers coach Byron Scott who tells TMZ Sports Magic is too tough to fear the Balls. It's the million dollar question right now ... is Lonzo's basketball artistry worth having to deal with Lavar every day? Scott said yes when we talked to him, and the reason he gave us was 6'9". "If he's there at »

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Paul George to Train with Kobe Bryant, 'Pick His Brain' (Video)

16 May 2017 6:14 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Kobe Bryant is about to have a new apprentice ... Paul George.  The Indiana Pacers star appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and said he's gearing up to train with Kobe during the off-season -- "I plan on working out with him and pick his brain a little bit." Kobe's sessions are legendary -- George says he's already training just so he can survive Mamba's workout. George doesn't become a free agent until after next season -- »

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Cookie Johnson On Lonzo Ball: 'I Stay In My Lane' (Video)

10 May 2017 7:08 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_veexp3fi"]] Cookie Johnson says when it comes to all things Lakers -- including potential #1 draft pick Lonzo Ball -- she refuses to share her opinion ... telling TMZ Sports, "I stay in my lane!"  Magic Johnson's wife was out shopping in Beverly Hills on Tuesday when she told us sports is Magic's territory -- adding, "I have a lot of confidence in my husband." Cookie and Magic have been married for 25 years and are extremely close »

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NBA Playgrounds out now on consoles and PC

10 May 2017 2:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Us based indie developer Saber Interactive have announced the release of their arcade basketball game, NBA Playgrounds, on the Xbox One, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam.  A new launch trailer has been released showing the new 2 on 2 basketball action, and we have it for you below…

NBA Playgrounds features all 30 NBA teams and a comprehensive roster of both current and retired NBA players including Allen Iverson, LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Shaquille O’Neal, Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Magic Johnson.  All players can be leveled during play and are able to perform over the top moves and jaw dropping slam dunks.

The game also features power ups, entertaining commentary and announcements, collectible cards, a lottery pick system and a great hip hop soundtrack.

NBA Playgrounds provides arcade style basketball entertainment for up to 4 players with two player offline co-op, two player online competitive, four-player offline team matches or single player. »

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Floyd Mayweather Meets with Magic Johnson, Gunning for NBA Ownership (Photo)

4 May 2017 8:44 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Floyd Mayweather wants to be the next Steve Ballmer ... or Mark Cuban ... or Michael Jordan -- as in, he wants to own an NBA franchise. The boxer says he had a meeting in L.A. with Lakers President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson on Thursday morning -- and when he left, he was more inspired than ever to make a play to own an NBA team. "It's about time for me to buy an NBA team, »

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Magic Johnson's Son Talks Kobe, Lonzo Ball and Lakers (Video)

3 May 2017 3:47 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_2l8nhtdy"]] Is Magic Johnson making a play for Lonzo Ball? Will Kobe Bryant ever join the Lakers front office? When will the Lake Show actually win a championship again? All questions we posed for a guy who knows all about this kind of stuff ... Magic Johnson's son, Andre!  Aj was out at Porta Via restaurant in Beverly Hills when asked about the state of his father's basketball team. The good news ... he's optimistic! The bad »

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Exclusive: Magic Johnson Says Son Ej Always Looks 'Fabulous,' Asks Him for Fashion Tips

1 May 2017 7:51 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Magic Johnson is more than happy to take a backseat to his son Ej when it comes to fashion!

Johnson, his wife Cookie and Ej all attended the Wearable Art Gala in Los Angeles on Saturday, where the family dressed to impress. Johnson and Ej both sported head-turning Tom Ford looks, and the legendary athlete told Et that his 24-year-old son is always taking his fashion to "a whole 'nother level."

"I used to set the tone, Cookie and I, but now Ej has taken it to a whole 'nother level and we have to follow him and ask him fashion tips," Johnson told Et's Kevin Frazier. "Ej, as he always does, looks fabulous, and he takes it to another level so I just take a step back and let him do his thing."

Watch: Exclusive: Magic and Cookie Johnson Open Up About Supporting Kids Ej and Elisa Through Everything

"Normally I'm taking the lead in this »

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Magic Johnson’s Advice to Parents of Gay Children: ‘If You Don’t Support Them, Who’s Going To?’

21 April 2017 10:09 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

When Earvin “Magic” Johnson‘s son “E.J.” Earvin Johnson III came out, the former NBA star felt nothing but love. And he advises all parents of gay children to respond the same way.

In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show Wednesday, the 57-year-old was asked how he would help a parent through their child’s coming out process.

His advice was simple: lead with unconditional love.

“It’s all about you not trying to decide what your daughter or son should be or what you want them to become — it’s all about loving them no matter who they are, »

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Barry Manilow Doesn't Think His Coming Out Was ‘News to Anyone Around’ Him

20 April 2017 8:20 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Barry Manilow doesn't think it was a surprise to anyone when he revealed that he married his longtime partner and manager, Garry Keif, in 2014.

After opening up to Et about his relationship in an exclusive sit-down interview, the 73-year-old singer appeared on the Today show on Thursday to talk about coming out to the public. "It's not news to me and no news to anybody around me," Manilow said. "I think even fans, I don't think it was news at all. But the [National] Enquirer caught us getting married, and so we were stuck."

Exclusive: Barry Manilow on Feeling Reluctant to Talk About Relationship With Garry Kief, the Price of Fame

The music icon admitted that he doesn't like to talk about his personal life. "I'm a private guy, I'm a musician," he explained. "Yes, fame hit me, but I never really wanted to go on that ride."

Manilow added that he gets "uncomfortable" talking about himself, but "the »

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Magic Johnson Discusses His Son Ej's Coming Out With Ellen DeGeneres: 'I Was So Happy for Him'

19 April 2017 8:07 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Magic Johnson has great advice for parents of Lgbtq youth.

The legendary athlete appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, airing Wednesday, when he discussed his son, Ej, publicly coming out. Johnson had nothing but praise for his 24-year-old son, when asked for his his advice to parents dealing with a child coming out as gay.

"I think it's all about you not trying to decide what your daughter or son should be, or what you want them to become," Johnson, 57, stressed. "It's all about loving them no matter who they are, what they decide to do. And when my son came out, I was so happy for him, and happy for us as parents -- and we love him, and Ej is amazing."

Watch: Exclusive: Magic and Cookie Johnson Open Up About Supporting Kids Ej and Elisa Through Everything

"So, you gotta support your child -- because there's so many people who try to descrimate against them, so »

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Jackie Robinson's Wife, Kids to Attend Dodger Stadium Statue Unveiling (Photos)

12 April 2017 11:41 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Jackie Robinson's wife and children are among the special guests committed to attend the statue ceremony at Dodger Stadium this weekend honoring the Mlb legend ... the team says.  Rachel Robinson, along with Jackie's daughter, Sharon, and son, David, will be front and center on Saturday ... the 70th anniversary of Robinson breaking Mlb’s color barrier on April 15, 1947.The 10 foot tall bronze statue will be the very first one installed at Dodger Stadium. The »

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Elisa Johnson Bikini Photos, Magic's Daughter Hits the Beach in Miami (Photo Gallery)

12 April 2017 11:29 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Seems Elisa Johnson is Back On with her quasi-boyfriend, Anthony Alcaraz -- 'cause they were all over each other on the beach in Miami!  Last we saw Magic Johnson's daughter, she claimed she wasn't really in a committed relationship, despite the on-again, off-again thing with the male model.  But here they are in Miami ... letting it all hang out.  Fire. Read more »

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Dr Dre Joins Los Angeles 2024 Olympic Bid Team

31 March 2017 9:33 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Dr. Dre has joined the team hoping to bring the Olympics back to Los Angeles in 2024. The hip-hop star and music producer, whose real name in Andre Young, is on the 117-member board of directors and nominees campaigning for the summer Olympic bid. He joins NBA legend Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss and Walt Disney Company chairman Bob Iger. “The diverse group of 117 leaders and innovators are drawn from the sports, entertainment, media, technology, higher education, business, philanthropic and public sectors in California and around the world, helping La 2024 develop a Games plan that will serve the Olympic Movement in. »

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Magic Johnson Won't Let Daughter Date 'Dodger Boys' (Video)

30 March 2017 8:33 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_fome6fy3"]] Magic Johnson has a rule when it comes to dating his daughter ... No Dodgers Allowed! Of course, Magic is a co-owner of the Mlb team -- and his daughter, Elisa, says he's not a fan of her mixing business with pleasure. In fact, when it comes to dating -- "He's a no-go on the athletes and Dodger players." Don't worry, plenty of fish in the sea ... like the Marlins. Read more »

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14 of the Biggest March Madness Celebrity Fans

14 March 2017 4:41 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

With the First Four kicking off Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio, Et is looking at the celebrity college basketball fans who will be rooting for their teams during March Madness 2017.

Keep reading to find out who will be on pins and needles through every buzzer beater and upset of the Ncaa Division I men's basketball tournament.

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1. Ashley Judd -- Kentucky Wildcats

The Divergent actress graduated from the University of Kentucky honors program before launching her acting career in Star Trek: The Next Generation.

2. Bill Clinton -- Arkansas Razorbacks

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The 41st President of the United States, an Arkansas native, was governor of The Natural State before becoming commander in chief.

3. Jason Sudeikis -- Kansas Jayhawks

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The Saturday Night Live alum is a Kansas native and played basketball at Fort Scott Community College on a scholarship.

4. Jay Z -- Kentucky Wildcats

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The rapper is reportedly friends with Coach [link »

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Ej Johnson Wears a Daring, Sheer Look to the Hermes Men’s Runway Show

10 March 2017 7:38 AM, PST | | See recent news »

In cased you missed the memo, Ej Johnson didn’t come here to play. He came here to slay. In fact, it seems the Rich Kids of Beverly Hills star couldn’t even tell you the definition of terms like “dressed-down” or “athleisure” as you’d be hard pressed to find a single moment in his life where he wasn’t totally dressed to the nines. And Thursday night was no exception as Johnson showed up on the red carpet in a very sheer, very body-hugging ensemble to celebrate Hermès first menswear runway show in Los Angeles.

When attending the show of any major brand, »

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Lakers' Jesse Buss On Sibling Drama ... 'We're Still Family' (Video)

6 March 2017 4:32 PM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_8rl482uj"]] It's the question everyone wants to know -- with the nasty family power struggle going on with the Lakers ... what's Thanksgiving gonna be like at the Buss house???? That's exactly what we asked the youngest member of the Buss siblings, Jesse Buss -- who co-owns the team along with his 5 older siblings.  The good news ... despite Jim and Johnny going after Jeanie in court, Jesse says there's still love -- "We're still family at the end of the day. »

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Espn’s Dan Le Batard on Magic Johnson Criticism: ‘Social Justice Warriors Are Eating Their Own’

24 February 2017 1:35 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

This week’s announcement that Magic Johnson has been named team president for the Los Angeles Lakers sparked celebration from many long-suffering fans, but caused a division among some of Espn’s top talent. “Highly Questionable” host Dan Le Batard kicked off a firestorm when he criticized the five-time NBA champion’s ability to run the team, saying he only got the top job because “he’s famous and charming.” Le Batard’s comments triggered an instant reaction, most notably from fellow Espn host, Mike Wilbon, who blasted him on Twitter asking: “Did the electricity go out in LeBatard’s »

- Debbie Emery

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Why Magic Johnson is the Smartest Basketball Player Ever: A Story You Didn’t Know

21 February 2017 7:00 PM, PST | | See recent news »

All the news today is about Magic Johnson taking over as President of Basketball Operations for the Lakers.  I think we knew this day was coming and I’d like to congratulate him.  But today I want to talk about a story I heard about Magic Johnson that gives me more respect for him as a businessman than anything else.  I heard from a source that in Magic’s career he used to use the tickets he was given for games for a very specific reason. If you’re wondering why Magic Johnson is as rich as he is now, this is the

Why Magic Johnson is the Smartest Basketball Player Ever: A Story You Didn’t Know »

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