‘He’s Magic Johnson…Magic is a mix of both’ – 4x NBA champion thinks LeBron James looks like Magic Johnson, says MJ & Magic had a ‘killer aspect’ unlike LeBron

By | September 17, 2022

LeBron James has all the time acquired reward for his passing talents. Whereas the GOAT debate is between James and Michael Jordan, former NBA participant John Salley thinks LeBron’s sport is extra much like Magic Johnson’s. Nonetheless, Salley does not consider LBJ has the identical “killer look” that Johnson and Jordan had. In a current interview with Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson for Bovada, Salley mentioned the James-Jordan comparability is outdated.

“Yeah. It is outdated as a result of it is,” Salley mentioned. “It is 2022, Michael stopped taking part in, I feel, in 2001. And with out Michael, there’s not that model, I feel, as a result of they only imitate Michael.”

When requested if James’ sport was extra like Johnson’s than Jordan’s, Salley replied:

“Yeah, positively. He is Magic Johnson however Magic Johnson additionally had the killer facet of Michael Jordan. So Magic is sort of a mixture of each.”

Most think about Johnson the best level guard in NBA historical past regardless of retiring early after being recognized with HIV. Johnson tried a comeback, however he was now not the identical.

James has had an excellent profession. The LA Lakers captain is on the right track to interrupt the all-time file regardless of being the main passer.

Comparisons between LeBron James and Michael Jordan develop into outdated notes@thejohnsalleyat@BovadaOfficial.LeBron does not examine to MJ says the four-time champion. “He IS Magic Johnson. However Magic additionally had the killer facet of Michael Jordan. Magic is a combination of each. https://t.co/7zM4iRQm4a

Most individuals who performed in Jordan’s time assume MJ is the best participant. Salley thinks he is greater than any participant within the post-MJ period, saying they modeled their sport on his.

LeBron James is predicted to guide the LA Lakers to a championship in 2023

(LR) Carmelo Anthony #7, Anthony Davis #3 and LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers
(LR) Carmelo Anthony #7, Anthony Davis #3 and LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers

James will possible break the all-time file this season. If he stays wholesome and performs on the stage he reached final 12 months, he’ll develop into the all-time prime scorer earlier than the top of the season.

Nonetheless, extra followers will likely be to see how the Lakers carry out. A group with LeBron James will all the time be anticipated to contend for the title.

The Lakers had a disappointing 2021-22 season regardless of buying Russell Westbrook to bolster the group. With a 33-49 win-loss file, the Lakers missed the playoffs.

Though the Lakers have made a acutely aware effort to usher in youthful gamers to compete, few folks assume the Lakers are higher off. They don’t seem to be thought-about one of many favorites within the West.

The franchise is relying on Anthony Davis to remain wholesome subsequent season. They like their probabilities with the large man within the lead.

Nonetheless, a big concern is Westbrook-Patrick Beverley’s potential backcourt. Neither participant is a superb three-point shooter. Nonetheless, the Lakers clarified that Beverley was introduced in primarily for his protection.

Reporter: “You’ll play with LeBron James and Anthony Davis.” Patrick Beverley: “They are going to play with me. I made the playoffs final 12 months, they did not. That is a distinction.” 💀(through @SpectrumSN)https://t.co/tDuSYUfXJK

It will likely be attention-grabbing to see how LeBron James and the Lakers carry out this season. On opening night time, the Lakers will face the champion Golden State Warriors.