Magic Johnson looks into crystal ball, dissects 2020 Lakers

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first_img Lakers rumors: Los Angeles didn’t make having cap space for third star a priority in Anthony Davis trade Josh Hart bids farewell to Lakers via Twitter, thanks team for ‘believing’ in him Lakers free agency rumors: Los Angeles has ‘strong interest’ in bringing back D’Angelo Russell “And LeBron is such an incredible passer and driver, and he always makes his teammate better. So look for Anthony really to have probably one of his greatest seasons.”What are your Lakers predictions for 2020? @MagicJohnson gives us his predictions for 2020 with the Lakers. 💜💜 @jemelehill— BET (@BET) June 22, 2019Johnson notably called an impromptu meeting at the Staples Center in April to announce he was stepping down from his role as president of basketball operations. He cited maintaining a strong relationship with Lakers owner Jeanie Buss as a major factor in his decision.In fact, even after he left the Lakers franchise he still had a hand in bringing Davis to LA.In a separate interview with the Los Angeles Times, Johnson said he urged Buss and other top executives to finish the deal which sent multiple first-round draft picks and youngsters Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and Josh Hart away.”I’m still going to be right there and I’m still going to be calling and giving them notes,” Johnson said earlier in the month. “I told them that this trade could be great for the next 10 years for the Lakers. That’s what I sent in the note.” He also expressed confidence in Lakers star LeBron James and the newly acquired Anthony Davis.”LeBron is still, you know, the best in basketball,” he said. “And I think that when you put another superstar with him, an Anthony Davis, both of them will allow each other now to really play their game and dominate, because what happens, the floor will open up. Related News Magic Johnson’s time in the Lakers front office may be over, but he still has plenty to say regarding the future of the Los Angeles franchise.On Saturday, the long-time Laker took the stage at the 2019 BET Experience Genius Talks and shared predictions for the upcoming season. Johnson went on to discuss a number of things Saturday and urged audience members to go out and vote.Here’s a couple more clips from his interview with Jemele Hill:#MagicJohnson tells everyone to prepare for 2020 and to get out and vote. ✊🏽 #BETX #GeniusTalks— BET (@BET) June 22, 2019#MagicJohnson talks about how he turned down #Nike when he was 19?and that he learned stock matters. #BETX #GeniusTalks @MagicJohnson @jemelehill— BET (@BET) June 22, 2019last_img read more