Magic Johnson

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Top 5 NBA Finals Moments

We’re a little over 24 hours away from the NBA Finals getting underway pitting the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James against the “Splash Brothers” of Golden State.


Tin Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs. (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Keidel: Tim Duncan, Spur Of The Moment

In the age of me over we ball, Duncan is a corrupt cliche – a winner.We judge stars by rings more than ever. The Heat didn’t win; LeBron won. Kobe or Shaq won a decade ago. But when the Spurs win, Duncan is part of a greater whole, lost in a selfless, Vulcan coda.


Donald Sterling, center, with V. Stiviano to the right. (Getty Images)

Attorney: 3rd Party Leaked Recording Of Sterling

A friend of V. Stiviano leaked the recording to TMZ, her attorney said.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2014

Magic Johnson. (credit: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Centric)

Magic Johnson On Clippers Owner: ‘He Has To Lose The Team’

The Hall of Famer was in the Chicago region Monday, attending a fundraising benefit dinner for Gary’s Community School Corporation.


LeBron James and  Dwyane Wade.  Juan Ocampo/NBAE/Getty Images)

LeBron: I’ll Be ‘One Of Top Four That’s Ever Played’

LeBron James says he’ll be on the basketball Mount Rushmore when it’s all said and done.

CBS Chicago–02/12/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn declared a statewide disaster area on Monday, due to the extreme cold, and heavy snow still clogging many roadways. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Staying Quiet As Republican Opponents Battle Each Other

The Governor once again turning down requests for interviews and reaction to continued attacks by Republican Bruce Rauner.


Magic Johnson. (credit: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Centric)

Report: Magic Johnson Leaving ESPN Because Of Bill Simmons

Three weeks before the start of the NBA season, Magic Johnson abruptly announced he will be leaving ESPN’s NBA Countdown.

670 The Score–10/10/2013

Magic Johnson. (Credit: CBS)

Magic Johnson Launches Program To Help At-Risk Kids Graduate

Basketball great Magic Johnson is one of the biggest sports stars of our generation Wednesday he was in Chicago and was brought to tears in public. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot shows us what got Magic so choked up.


TTYM: Tebow’s Brother Is ‘All A Twitter’ and Bad Lip Reading NFL Style

This week, I prayed to NEVER hear the name Lance Armstrong again.  G-d answered:  Manti Te’o.   So, for those of you  who have been inundated with stories on these two athletes here are a […]


Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas in 1983. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Magic Johnson Says He’s Friends With Isiah Thomas Again

After decades of separation, Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas are friends again.

670 The Score–01/15/2013

General view of Assembly Hall.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: What If Ben Wilson Had Lived – And Become A Flyin’ Illini?

In Chicago basketball lore, there’s no bigger “What if?” tale than that of Ben Wilson’s. And when it comes to Illinois basketball lore, the exact same question applies.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2012

Scottie Pippen, Michael Jordan, and Clyde Drexler of the USA celebrate after winning the gold medal during the Barcelona Olympics. (Credit: Mike Powell/Allsport)

Video: 20 Years Later, Dream Team Footage Released

Check out this video of Jordan vs. Johnson during a pre-Olympic scrimmage.

670 The Score–07/25/2012

Los Angeles Lakers

Group Led By Magic Johnson Wins Bid For L.A. Dodgers

A group led by Magic Johnson has won the bidding war to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012

Michigan State Mascot - Sparty

No Public Tickets For MSU-UNC Carrier Game

Tickets to the Michigan State-North Carolina basketball game on an aircraft carrier could be pretty tough to come by for fans of both teams.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2011

Derrick Rose and Carlos Boozer

Bernstein: Is This The Bulls’ Best Defense Ever?

Tom Thibodeau was hired to improve the Bulls’ defense, but it’s possible that he has done much more than that.

670 The Score–03/15/2011

Memorial Stadium

Wisch: Meet The Big Ten’s ’51st’ Icon

Come 8 p.m. on Sunday night, the Big Ten Network will unveil who’s No. 2 in its months-long countdown of the Big Ten’s 50 Greatest Icons – Illinois’ Harold “Red” Grange or Michigan State’s Earvin “Magic” Johnson – and, in turn, we’ll also find out who’s No. 1.


Derrick Rose

Bernstein: Rose’s Ceiling Reconsidered

I have never doubted that Derrick Rose would be an NBA star. Going back to the silly arguments about whether the Bulls would be better served selecting Rose or Michael Beasley with the top pick in 2008, I have always felt he was a sure bet.

670 The Score–12/09/2010