Magic Johnson Takes Shots At LeBron, Everyone Laughs

During a recent speaking engagement, Magic Johnson made some jokes about LeBron James to the delight of his audience.  If you fast forward the video below to the one minute mark, that’s where he starts in on the self-proclaimed king of the NBA.


I transcribed Magic Johnson’s comments below: 

“There’s gonna always be great players in basketball, there’s gonna always be guys who win championships in the NBA, except LeBron.”

“Don’t be mad!”

“Everybody asks me, well who’s better between Kobe and LeBron?  I’m like, are you kidding me?  Are you kidding me?  Kobe five championships, LeBron zero.”

“I love the young man though, I think he’s going to get better in the 4th quarter this year.”

“I’m not ripping on LeBron, he’s a triple double threat every single game, and he’s going to get better.  Anyway, just stop trying to compare him to Micheal Jordan.”

LeBron James reaches for list he made last summer, moves Magic Johnson’s name to top of list.  Angrily crumples up list and then looks for person who shot this video.    

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