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Your Morning Dump… Where Magic Johnson is helping Boston

RedsArmyAdmin October 6, 2011 Uncategorized 2 Comments

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.

The new development team includes a California investment fund backed by former Los Angeles Lakers star Earvin “Magic’’ Johnson, who appeared at an event on the property yesterday to formally relaunch NorthPoint with the mayors of Cambridge and Somerville.

“This great, mixed-use project is going to create a lot of jobs and a lot of opportunity,’’ said Johnson, who spoke about his firm’s investment in the region just down the road from the site of the old Boston Garden, where he had legendary playoff battles with Larry Bird and the Boston Celtics .

“Red Auerbach would be rolling in his grave,’’ Johnson quipped, drawing laughter from more than 200 public figures and business executives at the event.

Globe: Investors relaunch NorthPoint project

I've determined that this is a lockout free zone today…

… so you're reading about how Magic Johnson is backing property development in the shadows of the Boston Garden.  

The headline and circumstance are eye catching, but the details are boring.  The whole thing looks pretty cool and I can't wait to see it, but I think the quote and headline are where my involvement in this story ends.  Check out the link if you want more.

It was either that, or Bill Russell suing the NCAA for using his likeness without permission.  Actually, those jerks at the NCAA should be sued.  They act like they own people's likenesses because they were students once. 

Enjoy your lockout free zone.  That's all I got right now.  Hopefully the talk about a potential deal this weekend pans out.

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/jtshoopsblog Jtshoopsblog

    “Actually, those jerks at the NCAA should be sued. They act like they own people’s likenesses because they were students once.”
    Fully agree w/ u. With the billions of $ the NCAA makes from exploiting its student athletes, they expect to continue that by exploiting players who have already graduated. What nerve!!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mdsample greenbeand

    glad to see you guys picked up the recent Bill Russel story +1