Magic Johnson reportedly closed the deal with LeBron James during a marathon three-hour late-night meeting at James’ house in L.A., and Colin thinks they have bonded because they both have a lot in common, including being overshadowed by Michael Jordan.
In the current G.O.A.T debate, LeBron is considered 2nd behind Jordan, and during Magic’s playing career he was largely overlooked once Jordan started winning titles. If LeBron can win a championship with the Lakers, he can make a convincing case he’s better than Jordan. This is also Magic’s chance to surpass Jordan in his post basketball life as an exec, where Jordan has largely been a failure.
If LeBron and Magic can team up to win a title, they’ll help each other elevate beyond MJ.
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) July 2, 2018