While speaking at the University of Albany last week, Magic Johnson, forever a legend in basketball and business, took not 1 but 3 shots at LeBron James.
Magic started by saying, “There’s going to always be great players in basketball. There’s going to always be guys who win championships in the NBA, except LeBron…”
He laughed off the comment and told the crowd “don’t be mad” and then spoke on the comparisons between Kobe Bryant and LeBron as players.
“Everybody’s always asking, ‘Who is better between Kobe and LeBron?’ I’m like, Are you kidding me? I’m like you’re kidding me … Kobe, five championships; LeBron, zero.”
After getting more laughs by promising James would “get better in the fourth quarter this year,” Magic did note he’s not “hating on LeBron.” He “loves the young man” and considers him a “triple-double threat every single game.”
Guess we’ll see if he is right if this NBA lockout ever ends.