The Los Angeles Lakers are going in the right direction, and former director of basketball operations Magic Johnson is really proud. He is impressed with LeBron James’ skillset. LeBron has helped the Lakers win 41 games this season. The king arrived at the right time. Magic Johnson talked about this and the role LeBron James has on the roster. He also mentioned the comparison.
King James leads the Lakers in assists per game. His MVP game keeps impressing everyone. LeBron is healthy, and he manages to keep his team on top of the Western Conference.
Magic Johnson talked about the similarities between his playing style and LeBron’s magic.
Magic Johnson respects LeBron
In his first season as a Laker, LeBron averaged 27.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 8.3 assists in 55 games while shooting 51.0 percent from the field, 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 66.5 percent from the free-throw line. The king of basketball missed 17 consecutive games due to a terrible groin injury. He suffered the injury in the game against the Golden State Warriors.
Had he stayed healthy, the Lakers would probably make
the playoffs. LeBron missed the playoffs last season for the first time since
2005, and he used the break to get ready for the big challenge. He was focused
on winning games, and we can see the results.
The Lakers made a really good decision at the moment
they went after Anthony Davis. He was the perfect addition to the roster, and
he helps LeBron win games. With Davis by his side, LeBron averages 25.0 points, 7.8 rebounds and 10.8 assists per game. Los Angeles is 41-12 at the moment,
and they are ready for the big playoff run. LeBron and Davis will take care of
LeBron is an All-Star starter for Sunday’s All-Star Game. We will enjoy his show at the United Center.
The Lakers should use
the All-Star break to get ready for the next game against the Memphis Grizzlies.
They have a long way to go, and hopefully, LeBron will stay healthy. Every player
on the Lakers roster is important at this stage of the season.