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SportMagic Johnson says Los Angeles is now the ‘king of basketball’

06:30  08 july  2019
06:30  08 july  2019 Source:   nbcsports.com

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The Los Angeles Clippers are now the favorites to win the NBA title if you’re a bettor, and after acquiring Paul George in a blockbuster trade and signing Kawhi Leonard On Saturday, Johnson broke is relative silence about the situation and declared Los Angeles “ king ” of the basketball world.

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Things are certainly looking up for the NBA in Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Lakers have LeBron James and Anthony Davis, and the Los Angeles Clippers have Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. It’s a bevy of stars where before there was a dearth.

Leonard certainly kept us guessing, and we thought he might head to the Lakers to team up with LeBron and Davis. But now he has his own team and his own second star in George, and the rivalry at Staples Center is going to be bigger than ever.

To that end, former Lakers executive and player Magic Johnson says that he thinks that L.A. is the new king of basketball.

Via Twitter:

This is completely fair given that the Mecca of basketball — New York — still doesn’t have it’s marquee team competing at the level the NBA would like. Until James Dolan decides to sell the Knicks franchise, it’s unlikely that Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving will have true rivals in Brooklyn.

The timeline for superstar teams is shorter than we expect, but the next couple of years in Southern California should be wild to watch.

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Magic Johnson thinks LeBron James is primed for a major season. Magic sent some Los Angeles Lakers-related tweets on Saturday, the day Anthony Davis was introduced at a press conference. He talked up Davis: Laker Nation, the @Lakers introduced superstar Anthony Davis today. Not only is he one of the top five players in the world, he has a great personality and high basketball IQ. We as Lakers fans should be excited! — Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) July 14, 2019 He praised LeBron for attending the presser: LeBron James showed us why he is the leader in all sports by showing up and supporting his teammate Anthony Davis’s press conference today.

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