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Jeanie Buss says she probably waited too long to fire her brother Jim

yahoo.com Updated 5 hours ago
Jim Buss dons a dress cap at the introduction of D’Angelo Russell in 2015. (AP) The Los Angeles Lakers’ decision to overhaul the front office and install franchise icon Magic Johnson as president of basketball operations surprised many, not least for th…
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  • Clippers, Celtics keeping hope of Carmelo Anthony trade alive?

    ESPN.com 4 hours ago
    Clippers, Celtics keeping hope of Carmelo Anthony trade alive?
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  • Jeanie Buss says she probably waited too long to fire her brother Jim

    yahoo.com 5 hours ago
    Jim Buss dons a dress cap at the introduction of D’Angelo Russell in 2015. (AP) The Los Angeles Lakers’ decision to overhaul the front office and install franchise icon Magic Johnson as president of basketball operations surprised many, not least for th…
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  • No need for the Celtics to lose their patience at deadline

    ESPN.com 5 hours ago
    No need for the Celtics to lose their patience at deadline
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  • DeMarcus Cousins Called The People Of Sacramento His Family In An Emotional Instagram Post

    dimemag.com 8 hours ago
    From a basketball perspective, it’s probably a good thing that DeMarcus Cousins is no longer on the Sacramento Kings. Save for Cousins, that wasn’t an especially great roster, and it was rough watching such a talented player toil away on a team that did…
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  • Candice Wiggins says 98 percent of WNBA is gay, claims she was bullied for being straight

    yahoo.com 8 hours ago
    Candice Wiggins celebrates a win in 2011. (AP) The WNBA has historically been the most forward-thinking sports league in America when it comes to gay rights. The league has actively courted LGBTQ fans for several years (, if anything), has had several s…
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  • Candice Wiggins says 98 percent of WNBA is gay, claims she was bullied for being straight

    yahoo.com 8 hours ago
    Candice Wiggins celebrates a win in 2011. (AP) The WNBA has historically been the most forward-thinking sports league in America when it comes to gay rights. The league has actively courted LGBTQ fans for several years (, if anything), has had several s…
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  • DeMarcus Cousins thanks Sacramento, ready for 'special' times in NOLA

    nba.com 9 hours ago
    DeMarcus Cousins arrived in New Orleans on Tuesday after the Kings finalized a trade that sent the All-Star big man to the Pelicans.
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  • Report: Los Angeles Lakers deal Lou Williams to Houston Rockets for Corey Brewer

    nba.com 9 hours ago
    The Los Angeles Lakers have swung their first deal of the Magic Johnson Era, agreeing to send Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets for Corey Brewer and a future draft pick.
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  • The Jazz Might Be Angling For A Reunion With Deron Williams

    dimemag.com 9 hours ago
    Getty Image At one point in time, there was a legitimate debate as to whether Deron Williams was the best point guard in the NBA. That is, of course, no longer a rational line of thinking in 2017, but on Tuesday evening, word broke from Marc Stein and T…
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  • Los Angeles Lakers' trade of Lou Williams to Houston Rockets causes ripples

    nba.com 9 hours ago
    Whether it was the first move of the Magic Johnson era (more likely) or the last move of the Mitch Kupchak regime (less likely), the Los Angeles Lakers' trade of reserve shooter Lou Williams to Houston was the sort of non-blockbuster deal that still cau…
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  • Report: Lou Williams Traded To The Houston Rockets

    deadspin.com 9 hours ago
    Attention: The stove is hot and the Lakers braintrust is ready to cook.Read more...
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  • Magic Johnson’s First Trade Will Send Lou Williams To The Rockets

    dimemag.com 10 hours ago
    Getty Image Remember how it sounded like the Charlotte Hornets and the Los Angeles Lakers were close to a deal to send Lou Williams to the Eastern Conference? Based on reports, Michael Jordan was working hard to make a deal with Magic Johnson to get Cha…
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  • Kobe Bryant's Longtime Agent Reportedly Hired As New Lakers GM

    deadspin.com 10 hours ago
    Earlier today the Los Angeles Lakers burnt their front office down, firing GM Mitch Kupchak and swapping out former president of basketball operations Jim Buss for Twitter user Magic Johnson. Owner Jeannie Buss said that the team wanted to fill their GM…
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  • Kobe Bryant’s Agent Has Reportedly Been Hired As The Lakers New GM

    dimemag.com 10 hours ago
    Getty Image The Lakers shook up their front office today in a shocking move that saw general manager Mitch Kupchak fired and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Jim Buss relieved of his duties. Magic Johnson was promoted from advisor to Je…
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  • Michael Jordan And Magic Johnson Are Reportedly Working On A Lou Williams-To-Charlotte Trade

    dimemag.com 11 hours ago
    Getty Image You can never have enough scoring in the NBA. The Charlotte Hornets apparently agree with this, and for that reason, they’re reportedly on the verge of acquiring Lakers guard Lou Williams. This, of course, means that Michael Jordan and Magic…
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  • The Kings Flew Buddy Hield Into Sacramento On A Regular Old Flight

    dimemag.com 11 hours ago
    Getty Image Just when you thought the hapless Kings couldn’t possibly bumble their way through the DeMarcus Cousins trade any worse than they already have, they go and do something like this. Over the past two days, we’ve peeled back the onion skin laye…
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  • The Pacers Are Reportedly In The Mix For Jahlil Okafor

    dimemag.com 12 hours ago
    Getty Image With the February trade deadline rapidly approaching, the rumor mill has been furiously churning away. The blockbuster deal (at least for the Pelicans) that sent DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans kicked off what portended to be a wild week aro…
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  • Kotaku Twitch Streamer Dies During 24-Hour Marathon Stream | Jalopnik What’s The Most Satisfying Car

    deadspin.com 12 hours ago
    Kotaku Twitch Streamer Dies During 24-Hour Marathon Stream | Jalopnik What’s The Most Satisfying Car Revenge You’ve Ever Experienced? | Lifehacker Build and Mount Your Own Floating Shelves for About Seven Bucks | io9 Game of Thrones’ Biggest Asshole Is …
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  • Magic Johnson’s History Of Bad Tweets Should Make Lakers Fans Very Nervous

    dimemag.com 14 hours ago
    Getty Image On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Lakers made the bombshell announcement that they’d summarily ousted general manager Mitch Kupchak, demoted vice president Jim Buss, and appointed Magic Johnson as the new president of basketball operations. The mo…
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  • Is Carmelo Worth A Shit?

    deadspin.com 14 hours ago
    The NBA trade deadline is Thursday, and the biggest name who could potentially get moved is Carmelo Anthony. Anthony hates Phil Jackson (as any rational person now does) and has been subject to trade rumors all season—from supposedly going to the Cavali…
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  • DeMarcus Cousins Addressed His Trade To New Orleans And Regrets Nothing

    dimemag.com 15 hours ago
    One of the benefits to being traded during the NBA All-Star break is it allowed DeMarcus Cousins to make a slower, easier transition from Sacramento to New Orleans and say goodbye to the city he’s called home since he was 19. The Pelicans don’t open the…
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  • What happens next for Los Angeles Lakers in wake of front-office changes?

    nba.com 15 hours ago
    The Los Angeles Lakers sit at 18-39, a game ahead of the Phoenix Suns for the worst record in the Western Conference and are on track for a fourth straight playoff-less season. That drought is the longest in franchise history -- be it in the Los Angeles…
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  • Dear The Lakers: Have You Seen These Tweets?

    deadspin.com 15 hours ago
    The Los Angeles Lakers just named Magic Johnson their president of basketball operations and fired longtime GM Mitch Kupchak. Co-owner Jim Buss has also been relieved of his decision-making duties, and the team now effectively belongs to Magic. This may…
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  • The NBA World Reacted With Jokes To The Lakers Putting Magic Johnson In Charge

    dimemag.com 15 hours ago
    Getty Image The Lakers made a major shakeup to their front office on Tuesday, as Jeanie Buss announced that Magic Johnson would be the new President of Basketball Operations, while general manager Mitch Kupchak would be fired and Executive Vice Presiden…
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  • We Simulated DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis’ Career Together, And It Didn’t Go So Great

    dimemag.com 16 hours ago
    NBA 2K The Sacramento Kings and the New Orleans Pelicans shocked the NBA world on Sunday when news started circulating shortly after the NBA All-Star Game that DeMarcus Cousins had been traded to the Pelicans. It’s been a whirlwind of emotions and nonse…
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  • Magic Johnson Tweets His Way Into Job He's Unqualified For

    deadspin.com 16 hours ago
    The Los Angeles Lakers named Magic Johnson president of basketball operations this afternoon, fired longtime general manager Mitch Kupchak, and kicked team co-owner Jim Buss back upstairs by relieving him of his EVP of basketball operations title, radic…
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  • Los Angeles Lakers fire GM Mitch Kupchak, name Magic Johnson president of basketball operations

    nba.com 16 hours ago
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- With the Los Angeles Lakers mired in the worst years in franchise history, owner Jeanie Buss has turned to Magic Johnson to lead them back to championship contention.
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  • The Lakers Have Fired Their GM And Put Magic Johnson In Charge

    dimemag.com 16 hours ago
    Getty Image The Lakers made a stunning announcement on Tuesday afternoon as they fired general manager Mitch Kupchak, promoted Magic Johnson to President of Basketball Operations and moved Jim Buss out of his role as the Executive Vice President of Bask…
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  • Magic Johnson takes over as Lakers president of basketball operations in stunning front-office shakeup

    yahoo.com 16 hours ago
    Magic Johnson is coming back to the Lakers. (Getty Images) Well, that didn’t take long. Less than three weeks after the announcement of his return to the Los Angeles Lakers as an adviser in “all areas of basketball and business,” Magic Johnson has now a…
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  • Magic Johnson takes over as Lakers president of basketball operations in stunning front-office shakeup

    yahoo.com 16 hours ago
    Magic Johnson is coming back to the Lakers. (Getty Images) Well, that didn’t take long. Less than three weeks after the announcement of his return to the Los Angeles Lakers as an adviser in “all areas of basketball and business,” Magic Johnson has now a…
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  • Magic Johnson takes over the Lakers, ousts Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss in stunning front-office shakeup

    yahoo.com 16 hours ago
    Magic Johnson is coming back to the Lakers. (Getty Images) Well, that didn’t take long. Less than three weeks after the announcement of his return to the Los Angeles Lakers as “an advisor” in “all areas of basketball and business,” Magic Johnson has now…
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    Celtics take down Pelicans

    Dec 7
    Isaiah Thomas scores 22 points in the Celtics' 111-93 win over the Pelicans.
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    Benson: State Of Saints, Pelicans 'Very Strong'

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    Steve Nash On Decision To Retire

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