I’m not drinking the Kool Aid that LeBron James is trying to serve us right about now. This cat can do amazing dunks in all of the pregame warm-ups that he so chooses to do, but I don’t expect to see him in anybody’s slam dunk contest ever. We have waiting for the Kang to do his thing since he was a rookie on the scene wearing #23. And year after year he has let us down. Now Magic Johnson is trying to build up the hype for LeBron to do his thing.
Johnson, the Basketball Hall of Famer, said Friday night during an ESPN broadcast he would post $1 million to the winner of the dunk contest if James entered.
“Please LeBron, get in the dunk contest,” Johnson said. “I’m going to put up a million dollars. A million dollars to LeBron. Please get in the dunk contest. I go every year. I want to see you out there. A million to the winner.”
Not buying it. LeBron wants no parts of the dunk contest.
If you were to ask me about Clyde Drexler, all I would say is “ain’t that the dude who always thought he was as good as Jordan?” Nothing more, nothing less. In fact Clyde is probably nothing more than a footnote to the late 80′s early 90′s NBA basketball. Anywho he took it upon his self to talk about how the everyone “pitied” Magic Johnson once they found out he had the HIV virus, and that is the only reason he was on The Dream Team.
“Magic was always…” And Drexler goes into a decent Magic impression: “‘Come on, Clyde, come on, Clyde, get with me, get with me,’ and making all that noise. And, really, he couldn’t play much by that time. He couldn’t guard his shadow.”
“But you have to understand what was going on then. Everybody kept waiting for Magic to die. Every time he’d run up the court everybody would feel sorry for the guy, and he’d get all that benefit of the doubt. Magic came across like, ‘All this is my stuff.’ Really? Get outta here, dude. He was on the declining end of his career.”
Drexler had played exquisitely in the 1992 All-Star Game in Orlando, although the MVP award eventually went to Magic, who had been added by Commissioner Stern as a special thirteenth player to the Western Conference roster. “If we all knew Magic was going to live this long, I would’ve gotten the MVP of that game, and Magic probably wouldn’t have made the Olympic team.”
Like for real Clyde? Tell us how you really feel!!! Some dudes stay biter don’t they.
I must admit, I was a die-hard NBA Live fan one point in my life. But somewhere along the way, the game got lame and my full time attention turned to Madden. So I missed the NBA 2K take-over. But from the looks of this trailer, I will be snatching this game up come Oct. 4.
It looks like Jordan bropught all of the legends to this hustle. I even saw Tim Hardaway out there!!
NBA legend Magic Johnson spoke with the LA Times telling them that he thinks he retired too early. He came out and told the world in 1991 that he was retiring after contracting HIV. But he soon changed his mind twice, and tried to come back to play. However, many players spoke out saying that they were scared to play against him, thinking they may catch the virus. And if my memory serves me correct, Karl Malone was one of the ring leaders.
“If I knew what I know now, I wouldn’t have retired. I had just played with these guys at the Olympics. Then I get back home and said I’m coming back to the NBA and the same guys that I went to war with in the Olympics came out and said ‘No, I think I’m going to get HIV.’”
Should the Magic-Man have sat down like he did, or should he have played longer?
Aww sookie sookie na!! NBA2K12 looks to be the real deal. This year we get more legends which means we can have more dream games against current teams. I predict by next season damn near every team who had a half of a star will get a spot on this game. Look for the game Oct. 4th. It most likely will be the only NBA we will get for a while.
It looks like talks are under way for Magic Johnson to buy out Johnson Publishing, the parent company of magazines Jet and Ebony.
“There have been discussions,” Eric Holoman, president of Los Angeles-based Magic Johnson Enterprises, said in an interview. “There’s no definitive agreement.” He declined to comment further.
Johnson, 50, would fold the publisher into Magic Johnson Enterprises, said a person with knowledge of the discussions. The company he founded while a player with the Los Angeles Lakers has partnerships with Starbucks Corp., 24 Hour Fitness Worldwide Inc. and T.G.I. Friday’s Inc. Ad revenue at Ebony declined 38 percent to $35.5 million last year on a 39 percent drop in ad pages, according to Publishers Information Bureau.
Johnson Publishing’s Chicago headquarters would be included in the sale, said the person, who declined to be identified because talks are private. A purchase may require satisfying liens placed on the building by a creditor, the person said.