Lakers legend and president of basketball operations Magic Johnson is feeling positive about the team’s off-season, especially since securing the four-time NBA MVP, LeBron James. With many names like Paul George, DeMarcus Cousins and Kawhi Leonard sounding like possible choices to come to LA, LeBron James ended up being the big name to come to the Lakers.
With the Lakers roster looking how they are now, it seems like they still have plenty of work to do if they plan on defeating NBA champions, the Golden State Warriors. However, Johnson is not worried about them.
“I think that we’ll look forward to that challenge. Everybody expects Golden State to win again but I would love to have the challenge to play them in the Western Conference Finals if we can get to that position. I’m a competitor, so I’m not scared of Golden State. I’m not worried about Golden State. They don’t keep me up at night. I know that we have a really solid team, a good team, and a tough-minded team. And we got guys now who are winners.” he said.
He also added on by saying that veterans like LeBron, Rajon Rondo and JaVale McGee will help develop the young players the Lakers have at the moment.