LeBron has a chance to turn the Lakers around - Magic Johnson | First Take

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  • Published on May 20, 2019
  • Magic Johnson explains why LeBron James should want to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers after a dysfunctional first year.
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  • AARON Leonard
    AARON Leonard 19 days ago

    When he says he doesnt hold grudges larry birds milk shot out of his nose .

  • egghead37able
    egghead37able 21 day ago

    He said just get one of those guys.. but he resigned... and he could have done the job!!!!! B

  • Tristan Clarke
    Tristan Clarke 22 days ago

    Magic looks like he has 30000 teeth

  • thisguy177
    thisguy177 22 days ago

    I still got love for magic. The lakers front office did him dirty. From rob pelinka to tim harris to jeanie buss to joey and jesse. They should have treated magic better. He is a goat. Best point guard ever. Best Laker ever? Or is it Kobe? Magic made the 1980s the golden era of basketball. The Showtime Lakers.

  • Mr Peeksy
    Mr Peeksy 23 days ago +1

    Alright... Time to write my name in the history books! Like this and remember it as the time a random man with no pro basketball experience challenged Magic Johnson and won.
    Lebron can’t turn the Lakers around.

  • Lawrence J
    Lawrence J 23 days ago

    LeBron is a joke and Magic is gone....................L.A. Lakers. SUCK!

  • Gustavo Rodriguez
    Gustavo Rodriguez 23 days ago

    Is ESPN part owners of the Lakers because for the past 2 months all ESPN talks about is the Lakers.the Lakers and LeBron, LeBron and the Lakers. it's an obsession! I mean ESPN needs to get over this stupid obsessions that they've gotten, especially with LeBron James. it's ridiculous! every report, everything they talk about is Lakers.they need this or that,they are in turmoil.who the f*** cares about the Lakers? nobody cares other than people in LA.so enough of it,please.report other things, I'm tired of hearing about LA.

  • The Real Matt Haley
    The Real Matt Haley 23 days ago

    "Magic A Real Goat, Unbreakable Is His Mentality"

  • Briante' Beazy1000_ Mckinney

    That’s how you know he a pro lol that cut off from laugh to serious mode something serious 😂 |😐

  • G- Irvoo
    G- Irvoo 23 days ago

    They will most definitely sign a couple😂

  • Jay Mac
    Jay Mac 23 days ago

    He wanted to say “we sign AD

  • Tony Gomez
    Tony Gomez 23 days ago

    I'm telling you guys , fuxking JJ Reddick is gonna be a laker lmao

  • Sam Pak
    Sam Pak 23 days ago

    Kobe shaq Jerry West Pat Riley etc. Magic did the right thing...
    If somebody back stabbed you. Forget it...
    Phil jackson left lakers organization..
    He did not trust Lakers organiztion.
    Magic does not like Le Bron James too.
    He suck this years... lebron
    .

  • Mark Puryear
    Mark Puryear 24 days ago

    Its all about Luka Doncic!

  • Josiah Peterkin
    Josiah Peterkin 24 days ago

    I know lebron top 2 all time but damn going into his 17th year not 5 not 10 but nigga 17 just let that sink in puffy eye johnson

  • Two Natal Yods
    Two Natal Yods 24 days ago

    I love how magic puts so much pressure on LeBron as he leaves for Italy and a life of leisure. Hhhhh

  • Neal Capuchino
    Neal Capuchino 24 days ago

    no he doesnt...the reason why????....ty lue..the one coach lebron wanted and hes not there....they have a woman running the organization....so lebron was brought there for showbuisness...lebron get out cuz ya aint gonna win there

  • Cornholio777
    Cornholio777 24 days ago

    Magic is orchestrating a bloody coup take over the Lakers, and I believe that he's the back staper here...

    Lakers have been awful during his reign and he might have been betraying Buss and the Lakers for his own benefit because the demise of the Lakers might help him/Kobe buy the team.

  • RL Driver
    RL Driver 24 days ago

    HELL NO. LeBron James will be 35 years old come December, washed up History.

  • salad bowl
    salad bowl 24 days ago

    Lol LB AINT SHIT ANYMORE .MJ WAS AND IS THE GOAT ALWAYS WILL BE

  • Maynard Morgan
    Maynard Morgan 24 days ago

    This was a great PR move by the Lakers. Magic on First Take while Frank Vogel is introduced. Takes a lot of pressure off Vogel to answer a bunch of questions. He gave a honest critique of the Lakers without throwing the organization under the bus...

  • Rroland 7777
    Rroland 7777 24 days ago

    Y'all dumb fuck Americans how can y'all be so dumb like seriously? Magic is a boss what the fuck y'all be talking

  • Benjimayn Vai
    Benjimayn Vai 24 days ago

    Lakers were getting there. Then they brought in lebron. Had a good young core.

  • FBGM-BJ
    FBGM-BJ 24 days ago

    4:13 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 my men 😂

  • 0kazn Uan9
    0kazn Uan9 24 days ago

    So magics game plan is basically all of 30 NBA teams game plan? Lmao nice game plan

  • HY Productions
    HY Productions 24 days ago

    He doesn't hold a grudge, but blasts the organization publicly the day they are hiring the new coach. Yeah right.

  • koos thomas
    koos thomas 24 days ago

    4:42 was the weirdest switch in personality ever

  • Pascal Meyer
    Pascal Meyer 24 days ago

    4:42 0to100 real quick

  • Milan Koprivica
    Milan Koprivica 24 days ago

    LeBron is old and done.

  • Sergiu Irimescu
    Sergiu Irimescu 24 days ago

    2:29 Look how the head movement betrays Magic when he says he's strong and loves Jeanie! :D This is too funny!

  • N B
    N B 24 days ago

    Magic really quit his job just so he could tweet and make the morning show circuit.

  • gendistriez
    gendistriez 24 days ago

    Not enough gayness going around the Lakers front office to win a championship.

  • Killer x Diamonds
    Killer x Diamonds 24 days ago

    The way magic said woooo😂😂😂 was funny asf

  • don ice
    don ice 24 days ago

    Brandon ingram is special... kyle kuzma is special... lonzo ball... oh... wait...

  • Ha Vu
    Ha Vu 24 days ago

    Anyone notice Magic didn't say anything about Lonzo Ball when he mention they have a good young core?

  • Keno DaGreat
    Keno DaGreat 24 days ago

    Boa If that wasn’t the fakest laugh🤣🤣

  • jerico lopez
    jerico lopez 24 days ago

    Hahah ingram and kuzma get a special mention from magic. Confirms a lonzo trade haha

  • Jonathan Ramirez
    Jonathan Ramirez 24 days ago

    Max is REALLY banking on KL not joining my Lakers. I'm not saying he will, but he went out of his way to reiterate his opinion on a lighthearted moment. Yikes, Max.

  • vlone boii
    vlone boii 24 days ago

    He really has his hairline back

  • photographerjonathan
    photographerjonathan 24 days ago

    Magic should not of left. especially the way he left, he didn't just leave a job, he left the Lakers, he should have just talked out the problems until they were fixed. if he just decided that he wanted have a more free life, I can understand that, but to throw all of this baggage out into the airwaves is only going to bring the Lakers down and make it harder to get a free agent. so I don't get this entire approach from Magic. it is really disappointing, but I just want to see the Lakers get past all the drama and get on track.

  • eid811
    eid811 24 days ago

    Magic was my favorite player growing up but man is he garbage at running a basketball team. Lebron is part of the problem not the solution.

  • Olu
    Olu 24 days ago

    Magic Johnson is a coward

  • dcomputers
    dcomputers 24 days ago

    Magic might return to the lakers after rob is out it seems like it

  • AncientttimeZ
    AncientttimeZ 25 days ago

    Magic calls Pelinka a "backstabber" for saying exactly what Magic told Jeanie he would be doing... "I'll be in and out"...
    So Pelinka said Magic was "in and out" and magic calls that back stabbing...
    Magic says he loves the LAKERS... Ok, so why are you main everything worse right when it's getting better. Magic. YOU have become a back stabbing FOOL!

  • Jay Acox
    Jay Acox 25 days ago

    Since you're doing an tell all interview how'd you get HIV bruh? 🤔 sit your sensitive ass down somewhere

  • Alvin Ducre
    Alvin Ducre 25 days ago

    Magic's decisions in trading is unforgivable: If he could have gotten AD and did not!!!!!

  • David Hardrick
    David Hardrick 25 days ago

    How bout Max with Kobe hate, Kobe doesn’t work for the Lakers so stop trying to pull him into this story based on your continual attempt to elevate Lebron pass Kobe in the minds of Laker fans sorry ain’t happening.......

  • Insomniac Tom
    Insomniac Tom 25 days ago

    So nice to see the pecking order of this show. Stephen A the MVP, Max I'd say is a solid MVP candidate and defensive player of the year. Molly the best comparison i can give is KWAAAMEEEE BROWN

  • buster C
    buster C 25 days ago

    AD baby

  • veerchasm1
    veerchasm1 25 days ago

    Magic is hoping the Lakers fail so he can swoop in and save the franchise

  • Baby Bird Gaming
    Baby Bird Gaming 25 days ago

    "the things I gave up, going out to dinner, the movies..." OMG you poor soul... that sounds so difficult... ugh how did you survive.

  • Jonathan Romero
    Jonathan Romero 25 days ago

    Can't believe how many haters of Magic Johnson must be bunch of 2019 suckers who doesn't know true basketball n the character of this man true Michigan fan home bound d town right here all day

  • dreamtimej
    dreamtimej 25 days ago

    He said, she said is weak. I want to hear that Magic spoke to Rob about going behind his back . Not “I heard”.

  • Robert Shivers
    Robert Shivers 25 days ago

    Young core can’t be that good if you trade all of them for ad

  • Tommie Muguenard
    Tommie Muguenard 25 days ago +2

    I don't know what was said but magic really is mad with Rob pelinka, and if you ask me I think he Hood mad to the point where he want to go shoot Rob. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Joseph Fields
    Joseph Fields 25 days ago

    As a laker hater this has been a great last few years and just gets better and better

  • Y D
    Y D 25 days ago

    Magic is a very positive person.

  • Kenneth Thompson
    Kenneth Thompson 25 days ago +1

    Magic 🤡

  • Matt Z
    Matt Z 25 days ago

    This is why I dont ever watch or listen to ESPN. They pick players that promote their democratic socialist political agenda or their own agenda's. LeBron is their golden child. Every second is LeBron.

  • Richard Nelson
    Richard Nelson 25 days ago

    Hearing Magic complaining about Doing his Job just drives me crazy.

  • Seldom Scenn
    Seldom Scenn 25 days ago

    LEBRON IS LEAVING NEXT..... WATCH... HEARD IT HERE FIRST.

  • jzizzles
    jzizzles 25 days ago

    lol know we know Magic is trolling. LeBron is toxic. Trade him

  • Agra Nam
    Agra Nam 25 days ago

    No AD, No Championship nuff said

  • Killer Beast
    Killer Beast 25 days ago

    4:21 that made me laugh so hard😂🤣😂🤣

  • T C
    T C 25 days ago

    I gave up a lot to take that job
    “Going to the movies with my wife”
    Rich people problems🥴

  • Greg Skinner
    Greg Skinner 25 days ago

    i respect magic. i do... but the way he handled this situation was wrong. he coward and went to the media rather than a face to face w/ j buss.. lied and said he didnt want to fire luke and said thats why he quit... then goes BACK to the media to say he DID indeed want to fire luke... this was messy

  • almario Franco
    almario Franco 25 days ago

    Yes he can turn around into the very LOSS JEE LESS NO SKILLS

  • Keith Jacob
    Keith Jacob 25 days ago +1

    SHOWTIME said it himself there's 1 special team. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS

  • Terry Washington
    Terry Washington 25 days ago

    check it outtvclip.biz/video/B8nNX5ygzRQ/video.html

  • Toned Out Media
    Toned Out Media 25 days ago

    Magic shut your fucking mouth

  • The Distance11
    The Distance11 25 days ago

    4:40 when your professor just got back in class, yall homies gonna act like nothing happened

  • demond word
    demond word 25 days ago

    Damn i wonder will his son say he strong like his daddy?

  • demond word
    demond word 25 days ago

    Lebron turned the team around alright

  • KyoKonKyoChin
    KyoKonKyoChin 25 days ago

    This Earvin Johnson is full of bullshit. He said he's not the type of guy to hold grudges. Ooooookay. How long did you hold a grudge against Isiah Thomas? You're not the type of guy to block someone you called a friend to be on the 1992 Olympic Dream Team right? :rolling eyes: Fuck this guy!

  • Natawi Chin
    Natawi Chin 25 days ago

    I noticed magic kept saying “we” he still considers himself apart of the laker family. I think he really still wants the best for them

  • TrafficJunky 26
    TrafficJunky 26 25 days ago

    "Pelinker"

  • Stefan Bojic
    Stefan Bojic 25 days ago

    magic used the word special in that whole show like 300 times 😂

  • Fortuna Namputu
    Fortuna Namputu 25 days ago +1

    Magic is so positive that we forget he been positive now for almost 30 years.

  • Neil Smith
    Neil Smith 25 days ago

    Magic was like we got Lebron then he was like crap we got 37 year old Lebron similar to when they got Karl Malone at 37

  • daniel david
    daniel david 25 days ago

    Because of pelinker ohhh palinka whatever shit.....it just fucked up shit

  • Munkhbileg N
    Munkhbileg N 25 days ago +1

    Please Lakers, take Kyrie from our team...

  • Vincenzo Vieri
    Vincenzo Vieri 25 days ago

    My god Africans are obsessed with basketball. Every time I check news espn etc... it’s always Africans talking about basket ball or every rapper wanting to make the 15 and ghetto African kid turned pro movie, like really can u think of anything to do?

  • drdellaman
    drdellaman 25 days ago

    Magic made a bad call on Lonzo Ball and his loudmouth father.

  • Jesus Beriguete
    Jesus Beriguete 25 days ago

    SAS like fuck this nigga Max more cultured than me.

  • milos guko
    milos guko 25 days ago +1

    if there weren't for MJ, this man would be the goat in my book, no doubt. And in a way, he is.

  • Ronaldo Cardoso
    Ronaldo Cardoso 25 days ago

    Magic is clueless

  • jon mulvihill
    jon mulvihill 25 days ago

    You know, all I am thinking about now is if Michael Jordan was the president of basketball operations at Chicago. Just imagine what sorta influence he would bring. Clearly that position is beneath him but just think.

  • fucker rr
    fucker rr 25 days ago

    Funny how bad they want lebronda to go down as the goat, still talking about his ass this deep in the playoffs. Gs owning his ass for the next 4 years

  • Ricky El Diablo
    Ricky El Diablo 25 days ago

    "There's only one special team"
    Both the raps and bucks would maw Golden State

  • Eazy Zoey
    Eazy Zoey 25 days ago

    That was he said on the cavs.

  • Ricky El Diablo
    Ricky El Diablo 25 days ago

    Lowlives are so quick to lose faith and follow the crowd of hate. Give the man time, he is a 4× MVP for a reason

  • Ele-K-trick
    Ele-K-trick 25 days ago

    4:24 that Joker laught

  • Gaming Science
    Gaming Science 25 days ago

    Who thinks jeanie buss should sell the team? It’s hard to make a decision when feeligns get in the way. It’s either you have to make a decision or give that power to others.

  • mg19cal
    mg19cal 25 days ago

    He didn't even catch his breath going from laughing back to talking business, almost unhumanlike. Magic may be HIV positive but I'm quite certain he's a robot now after that

  • trebledc
    trebledc 25 days ago

    i heard kyrie oooh a lot of snake goin to LA

  • Dre Day
    Dre Day 25 days ago +1

    Jeanie buss doesn't know what she's doing as a team Owner.
    Big Facts

    • AVERY TATE
      AVERY TATE 25 days ago

      Women are the worse decision makers

  • Tom Adamczewski
    Tom Adamczewski 25 days ago

    LA Fakers all the way once more. Magic game of thrones

  • solephonic
    solephonic 25 days ago

    good to see the old magic again.

  • alonzo randolph
    alonzo randolph 25 days ago

    This interview should win a espy, best sports interview ever

  • Greg Hubbard
    Greg Hubbard 25 days ago

    Nothing wrong with Magic Johnson there never was