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Catching up with Kevin Daniels

The lead in Magic/Bird talks about his portrayal of Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson was extremely talented in his profession. He was also boisterous and outgoing both on and off the court. Luckily, Kevin Daniels, the Broadway star playing Magic in the new play, has both of these qualities. I got the chance to talk to Kevin about his extraordinary experience playing one of the most revered basketball players of all-time. How did he prepare for this daunting role? What was it like to play someone that so many people grew up watching?

A Conversation with Eric Simonson

The Esteemed Playwright Speaks about his new play Magic/Bird

Magic/Bird, the new Broadway play opening April 11th at the Longacre Theater, chronicles the side-by-side journey of two of basketball’s biggest pioneers, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. The team that created Lombardi, Producers Tony Ponturo and Fran Kirmser, Director Thomas Kail, and Writer Eric Simonson, all reunite to form another sports themed play about players who transcended their sport. In this case, they move from the gridiron to the hardwood and the transition is seamless.

Is Something Getting the Best of You?

Point guard Deron Williams doing his best not to let frustration get the best of him

It is said that winning can mask all pains. Losing does just the opposite. It exposes all weaknesses, and the Nets have some glaring ones. As the season drags on, the losses keep coming. The team has now dropped 8 of their first 10, sporting the 28th worst offense in basketball (87 PPG), shooting under 40 percent from the field.

Landry Fields: Knicks Shooting Guard

Landry Fields - the player who once wasn't expected to be drafted now must start and produce as New York's SG.

It was the second day of Knicks training camp in Greenburgh, New York.

There were two basketball courts and long row chairs for the media, ranging from mid-court to the left baseline of the near court. Curiously, the colors of the courts were not orange and blue. Instead they were a light blue and green for the New York Liberty, the Knicks’ WNBA counterpart. The Knickerbockers still managed to make a larger presence in the gym. The numbers of their legends, like Patrick Ewing, Walt Frazier, and Willis Reed, hung in the background.

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