Without basketball, Magic Johnson shifts focus to community

DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer Magic Johnson might actually miss the Los Angeles Lakers if he wasn't always checking up on them. Johnson quit as the team's president of basketball operations at the end of the last season, leaving him out of a gym, but not out of the loop, as Los Angeles opened training camp. "I'm working like I'm still there, anyway," Johnson said, laughing. "I talk to them all the time. It's crazy how I'm still with them without being there physically." Without the daily grind of management to restrain him, Johnson has spent the months without basketball traveling with his family, tending to his thriving business interests, and giving time to his church. He's still advising — Johnson recently consulted with his bishop at West Angeles Church of God in Christ on the s
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