Congrats Magic Johnson!
According to Lakers press release, Los Angeles Lakers Governor Jeanie Buss announced today that the team has named Earvin “Magic” Johnson as President of Basketball Operations. In addition, General Manager Mitch Kupchak has been relieved of his duties, effective immediately. Furthermore, Jim Buss will no longer hold his role as Lakers Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations
In sports news, Matt Barnes is expected to be waived by the Kings, Marc Stein of ESPN reports.
This move comes as a result of the DeMarcus Cousins trade that was reported Sunday night, as the Kings will need to open a roster spot to take on the three players they’re receiving from the Pelicans in the deal. Barnes has been playing 25 minutes per game in Sacramento this season, but is averaging just 7.6 points per game, which is his lowest total since the 2010-11 season.
Marc Stein of ESPN:
Two years ago Philly boxing champ Yusaf Mack came out as gay after he was spotted in several same sex adult film.
Yusaf Mack unleashed a barber shop beatdown attacking a man he claims has been harassing him online over his sexual orientation.
TMZ Sports confirmed paramedics were called to the L A Clippers shop in Philadelphia Saturday evening … after Mack wailed on the man in front of customers and employees.
Witnesses tell us Mack attacked the dude while the victim’s head was in a sink in the middle of a wash.
Mack tells us he got sick and tired of the online harassment and decided to confront the guy face-to-face. Mack is unapologetic and says the guy got what he deserved.
We also reached out to the victim who didn’t want to talk … but has since issued several homophobic statements on his Facebook page, including:
“I rather have a video of some beating me up then a video of someone seeing me take a d*** up my a** any day.”
A messy situation for Reggie Bush…
Monique Exposito, the woman who claims to have given birth to Reggie Bush‘s baby, has revealed that the DNA test results have proven that the NFL star is the father of her child.
According to Bossip, Exposito, who gave birth to her son, Preston, on Super Bowl Sunday, told friends and family that Bush’s DNA test came back confirming that he is Preston’s dad.
She also added that now that she has the proof, she is planning on suing him for everything he’s got.
She recently took to social media to say she is “at peace” with herself and the situation.
“At the end of the day my close ones know me and know what’s up, and I’m at peace with myself,” she wrote on Instagram.
A source added that Bush doesn’t want anything to do with the child or Exposito, but will provide, financially.
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The banned has been lifted…..
NY Post reports, Three days after he was indefinitely banned from Madison Square Garden in the wake of his ejection and arrest at a game Wednesday, the Knicks icon met with owner James Dolan and NBA commissioner Adam Silver, with Hornets owner and close friend Michael Jordan participating by phone, on Monday at the league office to hash out their differences. Ground was made up, and it appears the Garden ban soon will be lifted.
“Both Mr. Oakley and Mr. Dolan were apologetic about the incident and subsequent comments, and their negative impact on the Knicks organization and the NBA,” Silver said in a statement. “Mr. Dolan expressed his hope that Mr. Oakley would return to MSG as his guest in the near future.
Charles Oakley spoke out about the violent altercation with Madison Square Garden security guards Wednesday night. Police arrested and charged him with three counts of third-degree assault. He told Fox 5 that he did nothing wrong and was just sitting in his seat watching the game.