Magic Johnson Makes Statement On LeBron James After Lakers Beat Grizzlies
LeBron James joined the Los Angeles Lakers to win and players understood the assignment. The Lakers entered the 2022-23 season with a few large holes on the roster and yes, LeBron and Anthony Davis missed games due to injuries. Well, things fall in place following the trade deadline and the Lakers made the playoffs. LeBron and his Lakers teammates beat the Minnesota Timberwolves in the play-in game and stood against the Memphis Grizzlies.
LA won the first game of the series and players seem to have everything under control. Lakers legend Magic Johnson shared his thoughts on the current Lakers team, praising LeBron for his leadership all while reminding the world of his greatness.
“LeBron’s incredible leadership was on display! Both he and De’Angelo Russell controlled the offense and had every player involved. He finished with a 21 point, 11 rebound double double,” Johnson Tweeted.
LeBron’s incredible leadership was on display! Both he and De’Angelo Russell controlled the offense and had every player involved. He finished with a 21 point, 11 rebound double double.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 16, 2023
The four-time NBA champion was efficient and dominant. He delivered 21 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, and 3 blocks while doing 50% from the field and 37.5% from deep.
When it comes to Russell, he showed the Lakers that he is an ideal player for their rotation. He had some issues in the last few weeks, but didn’t’ miss a beat in the game against Memphis.
LeBron liked Rui Hachimura’s performance in Lakers vs. Grizzlies
Hachimura slowly develops into one of the most efficient Lakers players. He delivered strong performance in the game and shocked Memphis players with his shot-making ability. He is a former lottery pick and joined the NBA as the ninth overall in 2019. If Hachimura continues his great game, the Lakers will keep him around for a while.
Austin Reaves turned heads, too. Lakers players trust him and his power to score. The young guard has built a strong fanbase in the NBA world and expectations go really high. LeBron and AD like his skill set and even make jokes about all the chances he gets to shoot.
LeBron and his teammates have a long way to go and there’s no room for mistakes at this point.