LeBron and Magic can elevate past MJ with a title in L.A.
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.
The Lakers got lucky by missing out on Paul George
The Lakers had long been rumored to have Paul George in their sights this offseason, but George shocked everyone by taking a max deal with OKC to continue playing with Russell Westbrook.
Colin thinks George is a B+/A- player, but he’s also been bad in key playoff spots, including disappearing when the Thunder were eliminated by the Jazz in the first round. George’s new Thunder contract has the potential to pay him around $300 million, including player options, which is more than LeBron will make in L.A. George is a max player by today’s free agency standards, but the Lakers are better off missing out.
– Where Colin was right/wrong, NBA free agency edition
– Colin’s predictions for the LeBron Lakers
Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Insider is in-studio talking LeBron to the Lakers and Paul George re-signing with the Thunder.
Rob Parker – FS1 Analyst is in-studio explaining why he isn’t a fan of LeBron joining the Lakers.
Giannis Antetokounmpo– The Greek Freak joins the show to discuss the Eastern Conference post-LeBron; and why he never wants to leave Milwaukee.
Ric Bucher – Bleacher Report Senior NBA Writer is in-studio on why Luke Walton now has the toughest job in the NBA; and if the Lakers potential Kawhi trade pieces are a fit with the Spurs.