Magic Johnson sparks controversy again as he divides NBA world with claims about Michael Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal, 48 hours after apology to Nikola Jokic


In a historic milestone, the Denver Nuggets secure their first-ever NBA Finals appearance. Initially doubtful of the Nuggets’ ability to compete for the championship, Lakers legend Magic Johnson had downplayed their potential in favor of his former team. However, the Nuggets accomplished a significant feat by becoming the first team to defeat the Lakers at Arena during the playoffs. This achievement appears to have swayed those who doubted Denver’s capability to contend for the championship.

Throughout the playoffs, the Nuggets have demonstrated exceptional teamwork, highlighted by the outstanding performances of Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray on the offensive end. Despite not winning the MVP title, Jokic, often referred to as the Joker, appears resolute in his pursuit of the ultimate prize in the NBA.

Magic Johnson apologizes

With an illustrious history, the Los Angeles Lakers proudly hold the record for the most NBA Championship titles, owing much of their success to the legendary point guard, Magic Johnson. Initially skeptical about the Denver Nuggets’ potential to reach the pinnacle of the league, the five-time champion found himself compelled to offer an apology as Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets swept his former Lakers team in the playoffs.

Magic Johnson is thoroughly impressed by the dynamic pairing of Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray, whose relentless performances have caused significant disruption to opposing defenses. The Lakers faced difficulties in containing Jokic’s extraordinary playmaking abilities, ultimately resulting in their elimination from championship contention. Consequently, Magic firmly holds the belief that the Nuggets present a formidable challenge to either the Heat or the Celtics, the teams advancing from the Eastern Conference.

Following the Lakers’ elimination in Game 4, once the commotion had subsided, Magic Johnson made yet another daring statement, this time regarding Nikola Jokic’s remarkable postseason performance, particularly against his former team.

Magic claims Jokic is changing basketball

According to Johnson, Jokic has firmly established himself as an all-time basketball great, revolutionizing the sport and placing himself on par with iconic figures such as Michael Jordan, Lakers legends like Shaquille O’Neal, LeBron James, and even Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. This perspective ignited a significant debate within basketball circles, prompting various reactions on Twitter. Here are a few responses:

There was not a unanimous consensus regarding the viewpoint of the three-time MVP. Some individuals voiced their opinion, suggesting that either the competitiveness of the league has diminished or that Jokic does not belong in the same category as the players mentioned by Magic Johnson.

Opinions vary on whether Jokic is revolutionizing the game, but many agree he has been the league’s top player for years. With a crucial role in Denver’s championship pursuit, it remains to be seen if he can overcome the challenge from the Eastern Conference champions and secure the Nuggets’ first NBA title.

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