Posted by Royce Young
"There will always be great players in basketball," Magic Johnson told a crowd in Albany, New York. "There's always going to be guys who win championships in the NBA. Except LeBron. Don't be mad."
Burn. I guess at least he didn't make fun of his hairline.
Magic continued: "Everybody's always asking, 'who is better between Kobe and LeBron'? I'm like 'are you kidding me? Kobe five championships, LeBron zero. I love the young man though. I know he's going to get better this year in the fourth quarter."
Then as it goes in every roast where someone wraps up their slamming by backing off and saying how awesome the person is, Magic backed off. "No, I'm not hating on LeBron. He's a triple-double threat every single game and he's going to get better. Anyway"
If you just read these quotes, you'd think Magic was shredding LeBron. But really, for his speech, he was just breaking out a little standup routine and the punchline appeared to be LeBron. But it's all for the sake of a laugh and Magic, as he often did, delivered right on the money.