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Lakers Fire GM Mitch Kupchak, Name Magic Johnson President of Basketball Operations

Lakers Fire GM Mitch Kupchak, Name Magic Johnson President of Basketball Operations

LOS ANGELES -- 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.

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Knicks Owner James Dolan Bans Charles Oakley from Madison Square Garden For Life

Knicks Owner James Dolan Bans Charles Oakley from Madison Square Garden For Life

In the days since the stunning altercation between Charles Oakley and multiple security guards at Madison Square Garden that resulted in the fan-favorite former New York Knicks power forward getting arrested and charged with three counts of assault and one count of trespassing — an incident that has led many NBA players and New York fans to question why the Knicks would treat one of their legends with such disrespect — many observers have suggested that the best way out of what has become a PR nightmare for the Knicks organization would be for owner James L. Dolan to make nice with the beloved enforcer and find a graceful way to welcome him back into the fold.

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