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

  • 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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Comments • 912

  • Don Berwick
    Don Berwick 2 months ago

    Magic is full of it

  • kevc21
    kevc21 2 months ago

    Magic's legacy is 10000000% secure, no matter what he does (short of murder). On the floor, and in the media, He made the modern day Lakers, the Lakers. We all cried at his HIV announcement. Today, he's good and fat, and still with us. WE LOVE MAGIC JOHNSON AND WE WILL ALL CRY THE DAY HE PASSES AWAY IN 2060 at over 100 years old.

  • AARON Leonard
    AARON Leonard 3 months ago

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

  • egghead37able
    egghead37able 3 months ago

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

  • Tristan Clarke
    Tristan Clarke 3 months ago

    Magic looks like he has 30000 teeth

  • thisguy177
    thisguy177 3 months 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.

  • Peeks
    Peeks 3 months 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 3 months ago

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

  • Gustavo Rodriguez
    Gustavo Rodriguez 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago

    They will most definitely sign a couple😂

  • Jay Mac
    Jay Mac 3 months ago

    He wanted to say “we sign AD

  • Tony Gomez
    Tony Gomez 3 months ago

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

  • Sam Pak
    Sam Pak 3 months 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 3 months ago

    Its all about Luka Doncic!

  • Josiah Peterkin
    Josiah Peterkin 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago

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

  • salad bowl
    salad bowl 3 months ago


  • Maynard Morgan
    Maynard Morgan 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago

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

    FBGM-BJ 3 months ago

    4:13 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 my men 😂

  • 0kazn Uan9
    0kazn Uan9 3 months ago

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

  • koos thomas
    koos thomas 3 months ago

    4:42 was the weirdest switch in personality ever

  • Pascal Meyer
    Pascal Meyer 3 months ago

    4:42 0to100 real quick

  • Milan Koprivica
    Milan Koprivica 3 months ago

    LeBron is old and done.

  • Sergiu Irimescu
    Sergiu Irimescu 3 months 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 3 months ago

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

  • gendistriez
    gendistriez 3 months ago

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

  • Givenchy Diamonds
    Givenchy Diamonds 3 months ago

    The way magic said woooo😂😂😂 was funny asf

  • don ice
    don ice 3 months ago

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

  • Ha Vu
    Ha Vu 3 months ago

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

  • Keno DaGreat
    Keno DaGreat 3 months ago

    Boa If that wasn’t the fakest laugh🤣🤣

  • jerico lopez
    jerico lopez 3 months ago

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

  • Jonathan Ramirez
    Jonathan Ramirez 3 months 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 3 months ago

    He really has his hairline back

  • photographerjonathan
    photographerjonathan 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago

    Magic Johnson is a coward

  • dcomputers
    dcomputers 3 months ago

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

  • AncientttimeZ
    AncientttimeZ 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago

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

  • David Hardrick
    David Hardrick 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago

    AD baby

  • Veer Chasm
    Veer Chasm 3 months ago

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

  • Baby Bird Gaming
    Baby Bird Gaming 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago

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

  • Tommie Muguenard
    Tommie Muguenard 3 months 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 3 months ago

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

  • Kenneth Thompson
    Kenneth Thompson 3 months ago +1

    Magic 🤡

  • Richard Nelson
    Richard Nelson 3 months ago

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

  • Seldom Scenn
    Seldom Scenn 3 months ago