Magic Johnson won't return to ESPN
October 10, 2013
New Sportsbook.com customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - Magic Johnson won't return to ESPN as an NBA studio analyst.
The Hall of Famer says in a statement released by the network Thursday that because of his busy schedule, ``I don't feel confident that I can continue to devote the time needed to thrive in my role.''
Johnson is part of the ownership group that agreed to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers in March 2012. Since retiring from basketball, he has been successful in business, investing in movie theaters, a production company and restaurants. He has also been an activist in the fight against HIV after being diagnosed with the virus in 1991.
He expanded his role on ESPN to join ``NBA Countdown'' in 2011.
Johnson says: ``I will always feel a strong connection to the ESPN family and I enjoyed working with them very much.''
The Associated Press News Service
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved
14-5 L19 G-Plays, +2,220 TY
8-2 L10 Picks, 14-5 L19 Totals
5-0 L5 Picks, 9-2 L11 Over/Unders
+1,579 Net Profits This Season
16-8 L24 G-Plays, +1,410 TY
+1,361 NBA Picks This Year
14-6 L20 Guaranteed Plays
3-1 Y'day, 13-6 L19, 21-10 L31