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'Full-court press' begins to get young people to join Obamacare

'Full-court press' begins to get young people to join Obamacare

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- The Obama administration will try a "full-court press" ahead of the NCAA men's and women's basketball tourneys to get young people to sign up for healthcare.

Beyonce, Wonder grace Michelle Obama's 50th birthday bash

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. first lady Michelle Obama's 50th birthday party was an A-list affair with Beyonce and Stevie Wonder providing the musical vibe, guests said Sunday.

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Rutgers coach Rice uses gay slur on tape ... Stars trade Jaromir Jagr to Bruins ... Ex-NBAer Crittenton indicted for murder ... Magic Johnson's son comes out as gay ... Sports news from United Press International.
Magic Johnson's son comes out as gay

Magic Johnson's son comes out as gay

LOS ANGELES, April 2 (UPI) -- The 20-year-old son of former Los Angeles Lakers great Earvin "Magic" Johnson has come out publicly as in a gay relationship, TMZ.com reported Tuesday.
Magic will pay James to enter dunk contest

Magic will pay James to enter dunk contest

NEW YORK, March 2 (UPI) -- LeBron James had no immediate response to Magic Johnson's generous offer to pay the Heat star $1 million to enter the dunking contest at the all-star game.

NBA: West 143, East 138

HOUSTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Chris Paul had 20 points and 15 assists Sunday, earning MVP honors for the Western Conference in its 143-138 All-Star Game win over the East.
Kobe: Buss has 'meant everything to me'

Kobe: Buss has 'meant everything to me'

HOUSTON, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant said Friday team owner Jerry Buss, who is hospitalized in intensive care, has "meant everything to me."

Lakers owner Buss hospitalized

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss has been hospitalized for treatment of an undisclosed form of cancer, team personnel told the Los Angeles Times Thursday.

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Report: Lakers owner Buss hospitalized ... Athletics closer Balfour has knee surgery ... Senators' Karlsson has Achilles surgery ... UConn's Wolf arraigned in domestic case ... Sports news from United Press International.
Dodgers give Greinke record deal

Dodgers give Greinke record deal

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers made it official Monday, announcing they've signed free-agent pitcher Zack Greinke to a record $147 million, six-year deal.

Unveiling set for Kareem's Staples statue

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be the next Los Angeles sports star to be immortalized with a statue outside Staples Center, the Lakers announced.

Lakers to retire O'Neal, Wilkes jerseys

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Lakers announced plans to retire the jerseys of Shaquille O'Neal and Jamaal Wilkes this season.
Pau Gasol wins NBA citizenship award

Pau Gasol wins NBA citizenship award

NEW YORK, May 18 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol, who is active with UNICEF, was voted the winner of the NBA's J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award.
Report: LeBron James wins MVP award

Report: LeBron James wins MVP award

MIAMI, May 11 (UPI) -- Miami Heat forward LeBron James will be named as the most valuable player in the NBA, The Miami Herald reported Friday.

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers 103, Denver 88

LOS ANGELES, April 29 (UPI) -- Andrew Bynum tied an NBA record with 10 blocked shots en route to a triple-double Sunday in the Los Angeles Lakers' 103-88 playoff-opening rout of Denver.
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Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. (born August 14, 1959) is a retired American professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After winning championships in high school and college, Johnson was selected first overall in the 1979 NBA Draft by the Lakers. He won a championship and an NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award in his rookie season, and won four more championships with the Lakers during the 1980s. Johnson retired abruptly in 1991 after announcing that he had contracted HIV, but returned to play in the 1992 All-Star Game, winning the All-Star MVP Award. After protests from his fellow players, he retired again for four years, but returned in 1996, at age 37, to play 32 games for the Lakers before retiring for the third and final time.

Johnson's career achievements include three NBA MVP Awards, nine NBA Finals appearances, twelve All-Star games, and ten All-NBA First and Second Team nominations. He led the league in regular-season assists four times, and is the NBA's all-time leader in assists per game, with an average of 11.2. Johnson was a member of the "Dream Team", the U.S. basketball team that won the Olympic gold medal in 1992.

Johnson was honored as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996, and enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002. He was rated the greatest NBA point guard of all time by ESPN in 2007. His friendship and rivalry with Boston Celtics star Larry Bird, whom he faced in the 1979 NCAA finals and three NBA championship series, were well documented. Since his retirement, Johnson has been an advocate for HIV/AIDS prevention and safe sex, as well as an entrepreneur, philanthropist and motivational speaker.

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