NBA: Lakers Name Magic Johnson President of Basketball Operations; Fire Mitch Kupchak & Jim Buss

Los Angeles Lakers Governor Jeanie Buss announced today that the team has named Earvin “Magic” Johnson as President of Basketball Operations. In addition, General Manager Mitch Kupchak has been relieved of his duties, effective immediately. Furthermore, Jim Buss will no longer hold his role as Lakers Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations.

NBA: Magic Johnson Says ‘Lakers Fans are Tired of Losing’

Magic Johnson is the king of stating the obvious and in his latest comments, the former Los Angeles Lakers star says their fans are now tired of losing.  From the Showtime Lakers to the prime Kobe era, the Lakers were royalty in the NBA for a LONG time.  They’ve since lost their biggest star, missed the playoffs for three consecutive years, posted the worst record in franchise history each of the past two seasons, and have gone through three coaches in the process.

(Video) NBA: Magic Johnson Celebrates 25 Years Of Life After HIV Announcement

It’s been 25 years to the day since Ervin “Magic” Johnson announced to the world that he was HIV-positive. Listen to what he has to say about living with the diagnosis.

NBA: Lakers Were Reportedly Fined For Magic Johnson Tweeting About Lebron And Kevin Durant

Over the summer, Magic Johnson respectfully asked the Lakers to relieve him of his honorary title of team Vice President. That move came after reports were circulating about the potential of tampering charges against the Lakers in response to tweets he sent out about players on other teams at the time. Those players were Lebron James, Kevin Durant and DeMar DeRozan. In a recent ESPN story however, the move to demote himself didn’t work as the franchise was still fined anyway.

NBA: Cookie Writes Memoir ‘Believing in Magic’ Detailing the Many Women Magic Johnson Cheated With

Magic Johnson’s wife Cookie wrote a memoir called “Believing in Magic.”  In it she revealed how Magic broke the news to her and all his former lovers that he is HIV positive.  Cookie also went into detail about the numerous women Magic cheated on her with, during the 12 tumultuous years before they got married.

NBA: Magic Johnson’s Wife Cookie Reveals How He Told Her & All His Ex-Lovers He’s HIV Positive

On November 7, 1991, Magic Johnson stood in front of a room packed with journalists and said: ‘Because of the HIV virus I have obtained, I will have have to retire today from the Lakers.’  Magic became the public face of HIV, and still is 25 years later.  But before he revealed his condition to the public, he had to tell his wife and the NUMEROUS other women he had unprotected sex with.  Magic’s wife Cookie wrote a memoir, ‘Believing in Magic’, that for first time, revealed the affect everything had on his family.

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