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#1 Guest_Nissan_*

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Posted October 13, 2008 - 07:29 AM

BizJournal: Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson will be joining ESPN as a studio analyst for the network's NBA coverage, according to a report in the Sports Business Daily, a sister publication of Los Angeles Business.

Johnson will be introduced on a conference call today.

According to the report, Johnson will make his debut with the net on ABC’s “GMC NBA Countdown” before a Christmas Day tripleheader. Johnson had previously served as an analyst on TNT.



#2 Cookie

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Posted October 13, 2008 - 07:30 AM

i think he will do well, hopefully tun BSPN around.

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Posted October 13, 2008 - 10:01 AM

Maybe he'll make BSPN less of haters. Liked him on TNT though.

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Posted October 13, 2008 - 10:07 AM

Congrats to him! I'm sad he'll be leaving TNT, though. So, will it be him and Wilbon?

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Posted October 13, 2008 - 10:33 AM

Good someone needs to put an end to that ESPN Eastcoast bias.
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Posted October 13, 2008 - 10:37 AM

I think I prefer him on TNT though....=/




#7 Guest_Chicano_*

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Posted October 13, 2008 - 11:04 AM

Not surprised. There will be a lot of changes this year to all the NBA coverage channels if they hold true on what they said a while ago, which was that they'll be moving talent from each broadcast more around to work on any & possibly all stations, especially NBATV. I think that's pretty rad.

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Posted October 13, 2008 - 11:41 AM

To me, nothing can replace "Inside the NBA" on TNT. Magic, Ernie, Kenny, and Charles. That made for a hilarious group of commentators. Sad to see Magic head over to ESPN, but atleast he's commentating somewhere.
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Posted October 13, 2008 - 12:49 PM

To me, nothing can replace "Inside the NBA" on TNT. Magic, Ernie, Kenny, and Charles. That made for a hilarious group of commentators. Sad to see Magic head over to ESPN, but atleast he's commentating somewhere.



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Posted October 13, 2008 - 06:00 PM

that sucks, i like the TNT show, but i guess we'll see more of magic which will be cool
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Posted October 13, 2008 - 06:13 PM

Is Magic still doing all star weekend?

Magic: "The slam dunk contest is back"

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Posted October 13, 2008 - 06:37 PM

Nooooo dammit Magic get back on TNT

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Posted October 13, 2008 - 06:40 PM

Magic has never been great as an analyst; I only really like getting his insight on the Lakers since he works with them - I would actually rather see Webber (don't kill me!) join Ernie, Kenny & Charles on TNT.


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Posted October 14, 2008 - 09:49 AM

Magic has never been great as an analyst; I only really like getting his insight on the Lakers since he works with them - I would actually rather see Webber (don't kill me!) join Ernie, Kenny & Charles on TNT.


I agree. Magic is really not very good. He overtalks, and laughs at his own comments that aren't even funny. If too much focus is placed on Magic in the studio show, then it won't make for a very good show.

He worked okay on TNT, because Charles & Kenny were the show, and EJ knows how to moderate effectively.

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Posted October 14, 2008 - 01:40 PM

Magic: "The slam dunk contest is back"

:lol:

Lmao, classic.




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