Johnson Told Lakers to Take $500K Tampering Fine out of his Paycheck

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The National Basketball Association issued a fine to the Los Angeles Lakers for violating the NBA’s anti-tampering rule after general manager Rob Pelinka was found to have had contact with Paul George’s agent after the team had already been warned.
The fine was $500,000.00 as a penalty for anti-tampering rule.
Lakers’ president of basketball operations Magic Johnson took full responsibility for the teams tampering fine and said he told owner Jeanie Buss to take the money out of his paycheck.

“I apologize to Jeanie, and that was the main thing. I told her she could take it out of my salary because I don’t want the Lakers to be paying that fine. I don’t want her spending $500,000, because she didn’t do anything. That’s on me.” Johnson said..

After Magic Johnson’s Appointment, Lou Williams Traded to the Rockets

Just after the announcement of Magic Johnson as the new President of Basketball Operations of the Lakers, they are making another move sending the sixth man candidate of the year and the player with most points of the bench this year with 1,065 so far for the Houston Rockets.
According to sources, the Lakers will be receiving Corey Brewer and the first-round pick which every single team has been wishing for this upcoming draft which is said to be the best draft class in recent year.

Magic Johnson is Now in Charge of the Lakers and Wants Kobe Back?

It’s a kind of Magic! And just like that, the Lakers who has a measly record this year with with 19 – 39 at the moment decided to shake things up once again but this time they got rid of the seemingly untouchable long time General Manager Mitch Kupchak and the brother of team president and governor Jeanie Buss. Google, it’s true.
The Lakers needed some intervention and Magic is what the doctor ordered. Magic Johnson is a Lakers Great and having him could bring back the glory days and the showtime back to the Lakers.

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Magic Johnson is now in control of the Lakers as the new President of Basketball Operations.
And one of the first things he would do and he was vocal about was to bring Kobe Bryant back not as a player but as a part of the management handling employee relations. By the way, Magic Johnson has no experience whatsoever in managing a basketball operation. Good Luck Lakers.
Was it a good move?

NBA’s Top 5 Greatest Point Guards of All Time

Point Guards are the vital cogs of every plays that the coach have in their mind. And they are the one acting as a leader in the court. Point Guards are also know now as the Court Generals. And with this, we will ranked the Top 5 Greatest Point Guards in NBA History that raised the level of skills of being a point guard.

1. Magic Johnson – Los Angeles Lakers (1979-91, 1995-96)

Honors
Three-time MVP (1986-87, 1988-89, 1989-90), three-time Finals MVP, 12-time All-Star, 10-time All-NBA selection, Hall of Fame
Championships
5 (1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988)
Career stats
19.5 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 11.2 APG, .520 FG%

2. Oscar Robertson – Cincinnati Royals (1960-70), Milwaukee Bucks (1970-74)
Honors
MVP (1963-64), 12-time All-Star, 11-time All-NBA selection, Rookie of the Year (1960-61), Hall of Fame
Championships
1 (1971)
Career stats
25.7 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 9.5 APG, .485 FG%

3. Isiah Thomas – Detroit Pistons (1981-94)
Honors
Finals MVP, 12-time All-Star, five-time All-NBA selection, Hall of Fame
Championships
2 (1989, 1990)
Career stats
19.2 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 9.3 APG, 1.9 SPG

4. John Stockton – Utah Jazz (1984-2003)
Honors
10-time All-Star, 11-time All-NBA selection, five-time All-D selection, Hall of Fame
Championships
None
Career stats
13.1 PPG, 10.5 APG, 2.2 SPG, .384 3P%

5. Steve Nash – Phoenix Suns (1996-98, 2004-12), Dallas Mavericks (1998-2004), Los Angeles Lakers (2012-15)
Honors
Two-time MVP (2004-05, 2005-06), eight-time All-Star, seven-time All-NBA selection
Championships
None
Career stats
14.3 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 8.5 APG, .428 3P%

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Top 5 Greatest Point Guards of All-Time

     

Point Guard, the most specialized role in the game Basketball, because they are the one who starts the team’s offense. They create scoring opportunities, handles the ball, sets up plays and controls the tempo of the game, and they’re the one who is responsible for the team’s successful offense. Leadership, is the key to be a great point guard, and it is the attitude that these players shown using decision-making and passing ability.

          Check out this list of the greatest point guards of all time:

5. Steve Nash

           Despite not getting a championship, Steve Nash will be remembered for his leadership. With his crafty passing skills, setting up teammates for an easy basket inside or a wide open shot outside and his tremendous shooting, Nash was able to win the NBA MVP for a consecutive season (2005, 2006). Even with his poor defense, he seems to recover on offense and be one of the greatest floor generals in the NBA history.

NBA Career Statistics:

  • Points – 17,387 (14.3 ppg)
  • Rebounds – 3,642 (3.0 rpg)
  • Assists – 10,335 (8.5 apg)

 

4. John Stockton

           Utah Jazz’s greatest point guard, a floor general, holds the NBA  records for most career assists with 15,806 and most career steals with 3,265 because of his great court vision, passing skills, open court play and his active hands. He was also a great finisher, attacking the basket, and a pick-and-roll maestro with the help of Karl Malone for an easy basket inside or a three pointer.
          Even though he didn’t win a championship, because of the Bulls led by Jordan, his greatness is known and regarded as one of the greatest players to ever play the game.

NBA Career Statistics:

  • Points – 19,711 (13.1 ppg)
  • Assists – 15,806 (10.5 apg)
  • Steals –  3,265 (2.2 spg)

 

3. Isiah Thomas

         
          The leader of the ”Piston Bad Boys”, Isiah Thomas, was known for his toughness, fearlessly hustle game and hard work on the court. Thomas also excelled in his great finishes inside and setting up teammates for a basket using his passing skills.
          Thomas was able to win championships for a two consecutive seasons (1989, 1990), and he ranks fifth in assists and ninth in steals in the league history.

NBA Career Statistics:

  •  Points – 18,822 (19.2 ppg)
  • Assists – 9,061 (9.3 apg)
  • Steals – 1,861 (1.9 spg)

 

2. Oscar Robertson

         
          In Robertson’s era, he was an unstoppable at his position, his physical game and court mentality made him one of the greatest point guards of all time. Mr. Triple Double, the only player to average a triple double in a season, won one NBA MVP and brought the Buck their only championship (1971).

NBA Career Statistics:

  • Points – 26,710 (25.7 ppg)
  • Rebounds – 7,804 (7.5 rpg)
  • Assists – 9,887 (9.5 apg)

 

1. Magic Johnson 

          The greatest point guard of all time, and one of the greatest players of all-time in the NBA history, a five time NBA Champion (1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988), three times NBA Finals MVP (1980, 1982, 1987) and three times NBA MVP (1987, 1989, 1990) was really a great player, proven by his overall play, that he can play all the positions in the game comfortably. His great passing, open court plays, and his scoring abilities made him dominated the position and be called a “Point God”.
NBA Career Statistics:
  • Points – 17,707 (19.5 ppg)
  • Rebounds – 6,559 (7.2 rpg)
  • Assists – 10,141 (11.2 apg)

  

             

Magic Johnson has something to say about Lebron James

Magic Johnson on LeBron James
Los Angeles Lakers Hall of Famer Earvin Magic Johnson was one of the people who praises the King, LeBron James. In his official tweeter account, Earving “Magic” Johnson was very impressed about LeBron James’ performance on 2016 NBA Finals.

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Magic Johnson on living with HIV

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Legendary Basketball player of the LA Lakers talks to LA Times about his life and living with HIV. Magic Johnson shares some stories of his life and explain how he go about his life knowing that he is sick.  Watch Magic Johnson Video

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