Magic Johnson on Signing LeBron James to the Lakers

  • Published on Jul 19, 2018
  • Magic reveals the details of his big meeting with LeBron James where he convinced him to sign with the Lakers, everyone that called him after the signing, how this move changes the NBA, and he talks about getting fined $500,000 by the NBA for saying too much during his last Kimmel appearance.
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    Magic Johnson on Signing LeBron James to the Lakers
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  • garret halkides
    garret halkides 36 minutes ago

    kimmel must not be aware that magic was a Michigan state spartan, which might have something to do with the green

  • Demetrius Reynolds
    Demetrius Reynolds 8 hours ago +1


  • NI CK
    NI CK 9 hours ago

    MW represent! Michigan here!

  • samo hero
    samo hero 22 hours ago

    bring back Phil Jackson too

  • Matthew Asher
    Matthew Asher 23 hours ago

    Shrek without chlorophyll

  • Jacob Michalski
    Jacob Michalski Day ago +1

    The World's best Point Guard, signing the worlds Best Small Forward

  • Julian Adame
    Julian Adame 2 days ago +1

    The real MJ

  • thatMan ok
    thatMan ok 2 days ago

    This funny

  • Slate13
    Slate13 2 days ago

    Magic is a true role model on how to be a GOOD man! You don’t find people with such a great positive attitude who is very humble no matter how much money he has, I would love to meet magic man, he seems like a fun guy to hang out with for a day!

  • Beck Stein
    Beck Stein 2 days ago

    What do you call a b-ball team with AIDS?
    The magic.

  • Beee EZ
    Beee EZ 2 days ago

    God watches basketball?

  • Justin Marraccino
    Justin Marraccino 3 days ago

    God bless Magic Johnson

  • KP Sports Thoughts
    KP Sports Thoughts 3 days ago

    Seriously, WHAT THE HELL do you have to be AFRAID OF Golden State for 6:55?! Last time I CHECKED, you're not the one SUITING UP to play the Warriors!

  • light yagami
    light yagami 3 days ago

    3:37 jimmy kimmel googled later "can you get AIDS from hi fives"

  • Zac Choate
    Zac Choate 3 days ago +1

    Magic: Don’t get me in trouble..
    Jimmy: Did you have off the record conversations with LeBron before June 30th?
    Magic: Damnit Jimmy..

  • Still Breathing
    Still Breathing 3 days ago

    which turtle ninja is he?

  • rudy salinas
    rudy salinas 4 days ago


  • William Taute
    William Taute 4 days ago

    This guy is class MJ was my favourite but I can see why everyone loved Magic! What a leader

  • Ricky Tefe
    Ricky Tefe 4 days ago

    Magic the best smile in the world..............

  • Aye Lmao
    Aye Lmao 4 days ago

    Yo why is this in TDBarett's Madden 19 HB career playlist lmfao

  • J Mars
    J Mars 4 days ago

    I'd never laugh again if I got fined 500k..smh this mf rich af 😭

  • Peezy
    Peezy 4 days ago

    The green is more for his alma mater than for the Celtics.

  • kingraj333
    kingraj333 4 days ago

    hard to believe he's got AIDS

  • Alank Toler
    Alank Toler 5 days ago

    Luv Magic Man...his heart is the best..he a real person..from a real time

  • analogue jerry
    analogue jerry 5 days ago

    Magic has truly magnificent hands. Like pianist's.

  • Your average Bleach Bottle

    *Magic’s Laugh is Great XD*

  • Chris Leonard
    Chris Leonard 5 days ago

    Bird 🦅 and Magic 🧙‍♂️ brought the NBA back Bigly

  • Kallermo
    Kallermo 5 days ago

    It's so ****ing difficult to dislike Magic Johnson. Love that guy!

  • ChiKhari Mattis-Solo

    I know u can’t catch HIV this way but I would still be cautious with this guy being so close 😂

  • William Whitaker
    William Whitaker 6 days ago

    man magics personality is amazing

  • Gay Baby
    Gay Baby 6 days ago +1

    How many teeth does this guy have

  • ChrisLyn
    ChrisLyn 6 days ago

    My first basketball hero and the true GOAT of the game

  • TheSouthLondonRealist

    This turned funny af!

  • benee56
    benee56 6 days ago

    I love Magic.... but I love the Warriors more!!!! hahaha see you on Christmas day people!!!

  • Ray Quin
    Ray Quin 8 days ago

    I really love this guy next to MJ

  • joseph bethrant
    joseph bethrant 8 days ago

    His chances with Cleveland was better and they also suck. He should have joined with the sixers or rockets. Those were his only hope.

  • joseph bethrant
    joseph bethrant 8 days ago

    LeBron can take any half descent team to the championship game but winning it is a problem because Lakers suck.

  • Matt Bell
    Matt Bell 8 days ago

    Someone of magics magnitude should have been paid 500k to appear in the show not the way way around

  • Tom Brady lost to a backup

    Top 5 Lakers ever in terms of their legacy with the team.
    1. Magic
    2. Kobe
    3. Shaq
    4. Kareem
    5. Jerry West

  • 66 6
    66 6 8 days ago


  • Victor Gil
    Victor Gil 8 days ago

    such a nice guy.

  • TheBrandon425
    TheBrandon425 8 days ago

    Magic Johnson: one of the greatest competitors of all-time in any sport.

  • Norcal
    Norcal 9 days ago

    Man I'm a warriors fan, been that way since the 90's, but Ive always liked Rondo's game, i got this feeling that Magic is going to bring the best out in Rondo and Lebron. It'd be nice to see Kobe come out and Play with both of them, but that aint happening.

  • NJ videos
    NJ videos 9 days ago +1

    Aids sure does make you happy!

  • Jackee G
    Jackee G 9 days ago

    I enjoyed this. Magic is so positive and charismatic. I really admire that when watching interviews. I didn't want it to end. :(

  • javier arreola
    javier arreola 9 days ago

    Didn't make sense, too much money for Lebron and you put pure garbage around him. You are one of the worst running a front office Magic.

  • Rob Grady
    Rob Grady 9 days ago

    Love that Magic and Larry Bird still to this day have the best bromance in NBA history.

  • Ezzy876
    Ezzy876 9 days ago

    Magic loves giving High Fives when he laughs lol .

  • mar quezon
    mar quezon 9 days ago

    Lebron went to Lakers because he is tired. He wants to rest, so he choose a looser team so that the expectation of him getting into the playoffs will be lessen. He knew that the warriors will be the champion for atleast 2 seasons. So while waiting for them to disband. He will be hybernating in LA while enjoying the Big bucks given to him.

  • #freekodak
    #freekodak 9 days ago

    So many fake laughs 😂😂

  • jennycraig99
    jennycraig99 9 days ago

    is this walking hiv ape still alive?

  • Prop B
    Prop B 10 days ago

    This host is not the best..this cat dont how to greet his quest

    DADDY CANTU 10 days ago

    Jimmy made sure he washed his hands after this

  • I. A.
    I. A. 10 days ago


  • Askia Umoja
    Askia Umoja 10 days ago

    Golden State went 7 games with the Rockets in the conference finals. Magic doesn’t have to worry about the Warriors. They’re definitely beatable.

  • AnnaFancypants
    AnnaFancypants 10 days ago

    just say no magic, 5 star line up.

  • Daniel Tucker
    Daniel Tucker 10 days ago

    Nothing weird about Lebron being a traitor like the last president

  • Your Flooring
    Your Flooring 10 days ago


    • Your Flooring
      Your Flooring 2 days ago

      ☠ MrDavinciSaysFuckYouBITCH ☠ giddy up mmmmbop ahhhmmmbooppp a bow wow aids virus giddy up a mmmmbop a bow wow aids virus

    • ☠ MrDavinciSaysFuckYouBITCH ☠
      ☠ MrDavinciSaysFuckYouBITCH ☠ 2 days ago

      He doesn't have AIDS he has HIV which is why he's still alive today!

  • Cem Emir Yeşilyurt
    Cem Emir Yeşilyurt 10 days ago

    man... these late night tv interviews are always so fake and boring...

  • Przemysław Kujawa
    Przemysław Kujawa 10 days ago

    LBJ, Kawahi and Rondo... And allso ...Boggie will be NICE

  • The7legacy
    The7legacy 10 days ago

    4 Years $154 MILLION DOLLARS!! Lebron Better Beat Golden State & Win CHAMPIONSHIPS!!

  • hansjakobli78
    hansjakobli78 11 days ago

    Magic did not have to do anything! Just like Shaq back in 96, Lebron himself wanted to come to the Lakers. It's LA that makes these players want to go to the team.

  • Z 08
    Z 08 11 days ago

    One of the few videos on TVclip that I didn’t want to end

  • Joseph Mathew
    Joseph Mathew 11 days ago +1

    This anything for Lebron attitude is fine when trying to get him to the Lakers. But if the coach says the same thing while coaching the team, it will ruin the team dynamic. Like we have seen earlier with star studded teams in Cleveland and Miami 😑

    • arronnov
      arronnov 8 days ago

      The Cavs the last 4 years weren't star studded. The Miami team was cap strapped with Bosh, Wade and Lebron making most of the money. The had no bench except past their prime former good to allstar players.

  • Aaron Ramirez
    Aaron Ramirez 11 days ago

    My most favorite sports hero of all time.

  • Jose Ismail
    Jose Ismail 11 days ago

    is he still have aids ?

  • Reid McMonigle
    Reid McMonigle 12 days ago

    Why not green for Michigan State?

  • Max 13
    Max 13 12 days ago

    Magic is The Man!!!

  • detops mu
    detops mu 12 days ago

    Who knew these 2 would gel so well

  • takitezy7
    takitezy7 12 days ago

    Magic Johnson HIV sellout..

  • Tomas Quillopo
    Tomas Quillopo 12 days ago

    So what’s the cure for AIDS magic? No one remembers he’s still HIV positive? Smh...

  • dave
    dave 12 days ago

    You know you’ve landed on your feet when you can have such a haughty laugh at losing half a mil.

  • Gabby Thermitus
    Gabby Thermitus 12 days ago

    There's no way anybody hates Magic😭😭

  • Zakir Hossain
    Zakir Hossain 12 days ago

    This is why your name is magic ...blessed man...👍

  • Leslie Ventura
    Leslie Ventura 12 days ago


  • Mario Cajas
    Mario Cajas 13 days ago

    Man, I love Magic, what a great player and what a great personality. EVERYBODY LOVES MAGIC AND WE UNDERSTAND WHY.
    PS: Damn , he looks young,

  • Kenny Taylor
    Kenny Taylor 13 days ago

    Because of Democratic policies magic and others with the disease live long lives now .republicans would say they did it to themselves so let them die .
    Blue wave is wave is coming.

  • TriL TV
    TriL TV 13 days ago +1

    Magic don't age..... he's the type of guy that when he laughs, you'll start laughing LOL!!!

  • Termite Exterminator
    Termite Exterminator 13 days ago

    Publicity Stunt📹! Poor Lebron is being used by the system! Rich 💰 slave 🔒🔗! Research MK ultras! King 👑 James & Magic 🏀 are students of the MK ultra program in order to become puppets 🐸🐷 for the Elite White Supremacist! Think 🔅 black people! Don't be scared 😨 to use logic! We all are suffering from mental illness! We all collectively need to be healed mind, body, soul! Four 90 degree angles = 360 degrees! We need to be healed fully in order to become whole or holy!
    All praises are due to the most high!

  • Erik Rynsburger
    Erik Rynsburger 13 days ago

    Tactic considerable gallery circle okay doubt pressure more reserve.

  • Koz Controversy
    Koz Controversy 13 days ago

    Bring me to your show Jimmy America would be dazzled

  • Koz Controversy
    Koz Controversy 13 days ago

    What goes on in Hollywood stays in Hollywood great PR move for LeBron's image my man😎

  • Koz Controversy
    Koz Controversy 13 days ago

    Magic Johnson has a magic Johnson for sure

  • quest 77036
    quest 77036 13 days ago

    In my humble opinion magic Johnson is the BEST PLAYER OF ALL TIME! he played every position on the court and dominated it. He taught Kareem the sky hook. Amazing player.

  • 24BIGDYL
    24BIGDYL 13 days ago +1

    Basketball is soft nowadays

  • Clifford Rocketham
    Clifford Rocketham 13 days ago

    The best feeling is when u feel rich how did I get so lucky yes yes yes thank God

  • It's your Grandma
    It's your Grandma 14 days ago

    Magic is a really positive guy

    EDGE BOSS 14 days ago


  • Crips Gang
    Crips Gang 14 days ago

    Magic is high on some magic

  • RebelRager88
    RebelRager88 14 days ago

    If you’re ever feeling down, just look to Magic, and know, that just like him and the Lakers, you can turn a negative, into a positive.

  • TheNaughty Chickboy
    TheNaughty Chickboy 14 days ago

    At first i hesitate to watch this video but i come to realized i will miss 1/4 of my life if i did not watch this..its crazy how magic bring that nerve to mine..

  • longwoodvsrifles
    longwoodvsrifles 14 days ago

    #1 lebron fan goes on a rant 😭

  • Warren Jeter
    Warren Jeter 14 days ago

    Why do people have to bring this great man’s health condition. Y’all can’t let it go can ya? He’s healthy, he’s fine, He’s Magic!! Let him be happy!!

  • Vladimir Barriere
    Vladimir Barriere 14 days ago

    Never noticed he resembles Iguodala

  • Gill Bates
    Gill Bates 14 days ago


  • Onestop Funstop
    Onestop Funstop 14 days ago +1

    I love Magic...
    But Kimmel's the biggest Uncle Tom in History.

  • ConArdist
    ConArdist 15 days ago

    My father is a business partner with Magic, their companies work together, so flippin' cool!

  • RCVultures
    RCVultures 15 days ago

    Bottom line - how he likes to play. He wants to hear the words from the announcers , “he carried this team on his back. They were down and out and he dug deep....oh so deep...and found a way. He found a way to get them to this game!” We hear that every year. He makes sure he builds the team that sucks - just so he can hear those words. Every team Lebron leaves behind sucks. Those are teams HE built. If Lebron would get out of his own way and let the team build a system (as the warriors and rockets have), it might be different. But he now runs the Lakers. Lakers will now give up on a system and get players Lebron requests. Rinse repeat.

  • Soccercrazyigboman
    Soccercrazyigboman 15 days ago +1

    I feel more positive. thank you

  • Lucky Valera
    Lucky Valera 15 days ago