Magic is the new NBA recruiting king
Lakers great, and all-time exec Jerry West recently made comments that Magic Johnson shouldn’t get that much credit for closing the deal with LeBron in free agency, but Colin disagrees.
He agrees there were factor in the Lakers favor, but doesn’t think LeBron would have made the leap if the previous front office with Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss couldn’t have pulled it off. The reality is that Magic has qualities that people are drawn to, and that LeBron trusts. Magic may have his critics, but he’s now the rainmaker among execs, and has now surpassed West and Riley as the new recruiting king of the NBA.
Superstars coming to L.A. has always worked
Many have predicted the Lakers will struggle in year one with LeBron, but Colin thinks they should finish near the top of the Western Conference. If history is a predictor, LeBron in L.A. shuold be a home run that nets a title.
From Wilt Chamberlain, to Kareem, to Shaq, superstars have almost always come to L.A. and had success and won a championship. L.A. is a splintered sports city, but nothing galvanizes it like a superstar and a scene everyone wants to be a part of. Right now it’s LeBron, and Colin thinks it’s gonna work.
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