A handful of ESPN personalities bared their claws Thursday in response to radio host Dan Le Batard’s Magic Johnson takedown, which at least one of his colleagues believed to be racially motivated. Debating Johnson’s recent promotion to the Lakers’ president of basketball operations with co-host Jon “Stugotz” Weiner on his ESPN radio show Thursday morning, Le Batard sounded dumbfounded by the Lakers’ faith in their former star who, according to the talking head, hasn’t proven himself in any of his careers outside of basketball. “What you’ve got here though, is a testament to the power of fame. And a testament to the power of a modicum of charm,” Le Batard said. “Because Magic Johnson is charming.
If Bogut clears waivers, he will be eligible to re-sign in Golden State. The Golden State Warriors could re-sign Andrew Bogut if he clears waivers, according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski. There is a “reacquisition” rule that prevents former teams from acquiring players they traded, but it doesn’t apply in this situation. Bogut was traded from the Dallas Mavericks to the Philadelphia 76ers at the deadline, who attempted but failed to swap him again.
Sheldon Mac, then McClellan, catches a pass. Washington Wizards rookie guard Sheldon McClellan, undrafted out of the University of Miami this season, takes his last name from a father with whom he has no relationship. Yes, the player formally known as Sheldon McClellan is now officially Sheldon Mac.