Magic Johnson believes LeBron James isn’t the GOAT as he hasn’t won as many championships as Michael Jordan.
The debate on who the greatest player in the history of the NBA has been ripe ever since LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers captured a championship in the Bubble in Game 6 against the Miami Heat.
Everyone ranging from NBA analysts to NBA casuals on the internet have tried to put their own 2 cents into this debate on whether LeBron James has surpassed Michael Jordan as the GOAT.
Now, Lakers legend Magic Johnson has also come out publicly to talk about how is greater.
Magic Johnson says LeBron James still has some catching up to do
Magic Johnson appeared in an interview with Stephen A. Smith following the Lakers 2020 title win and sat down to talk about the events that have transpired in the past 48 hours.
When asked to chime in on who he believes is the GOAT, Magic said, “It’s hard to say he’s overtaken Michael Jordan at 4 championships. Once he (LeBron) wins and also repeats, then there is a good argument.”
Magic also reiterated the fact that James would have to repeat as an NBA champion to be considered equal to Michael Jordan.
Magic congratulates the Lakers on their title win
As soon as the Los Angeles Lakers won the chip, Johnson tweeted out a congratulations message on Twitter directed towards the Lakers. He commended James for keeping his word on bringing a championship to the City of Angels.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) October 12, 2020
The former President for Basketball Operations for the Lakers also said that the late Kobe Bryant helped recruit James to Los Angeles during 2019 free agency.
Magic Johnson says Kobe Bryant helped recruit Lebron James to the Lakers pic.twitter.com/2OXM5GrVEm
— 2Cool2Blog (@2Cool2BIog) October 12, 2020
Will LeBron James and the Lakers repeat next season, thereby giving ‘The King’ a better standing in the ‘GOAT debate’