With All-Star in New York a success, NBA would gain if Knicks could get NBA Finals there

...a legends brunch attended by basketball immortals.Among the players on hand were Bill Russell, Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Willis Reed.Reed, "The Captain," led the Knicks to the 1970 title and is best remembered...

Cavaliers rally past East-leading Raptors

...He and coach Steve Kerr said after the game that they didn't think the injury was anything serious. ACTIVISM: Magic Johnson praised recent activism by professional athletes on Tuesday and called for more conversation between government, law...

Magic Johnson's group to buy Dodgers

...announced an agreement Tuesday night to sell the bankrupt team for $2 billion to a group that includes former Lakers star Magic Johnson and former Atlanta Braves and Wash ington Nationals President Stan Kasten.The agreement, revealed about five hours...

Magic Johnson leads list of nominees for Basketball Hall of Fame

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Earvin "Magic" Johnson, who led the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA championships, was among 14 players and coaches and one team nominated Wednesday...

Magic Johnson doesn't regret going public about AIDS virus

LOS ANGELES - If Magic Johnson had known just how well he could live with HIV, he wouldn't have retired from the Lakers on Nov. 7, 1991.Johnson would never...

Magic Johnson to play in Swedish League game

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Magic Johnson's comeback will last one game. On Tuesday, Johnson will play competitively for the first time since retiring from the Los Angeles...

Other sports
Basketball star 'Magic' Johnson bounces back into TV

LOS ANGELES -- Basketball great Earvin "Magic" Johnson is getting back into the TV game after fouling out in 1998 with his talk show. Johnson said Wednesday he will produce and occasionally...

Life & style
Bankrupt Dodgers are sold to Magic Johnson's group

NEW YORK - One Los Angeles institution is buying another.A group that includes former Lakers star Magic Johnson and longtime baseball executive Stan Kasten agreed Tuesday night to buy the Dodgers from Frank McCourt for a record $2 billion...

Drug maker uses Magic Johnson to advertise HIV treatment

...of treatment methods and the company's products. Magic Johnson's image is being splashed on billboards, subway posters...they want someone they believe. And they believe in Magic Johnson." For a long time, rumors abounded that Johnson had...

Civil rights leaders 'offended' after meeting with the Atlanta Hawks is canceled

...and the cradle of the civil rights movement."Others also have called for Ferry to be fired. Former NBA great Magic Johnson said late Tuesday on his Twitter feed "Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry should step down after making racist statements...