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Michael Jordan finally comes on camera only to diminish his GOAT case and Crown Lakers legend

Basketball has seen many legends, from Wilt Chamberlain, Magic Johnson to Michael Jordan and LeBron James. But the two names, Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson, come up all the time when there’s a discussion about the GOAT debate. Magic Johnson, along with Larry Bird, revolutionized the game of basketball in the 80s. And Jordan took it to another level by making the NBA a worldwide phenomenon in the 90s. changed the game continued until Jordan stepped in to settle this. Jordan came on camera to say that Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson had taken the game to another level completely.

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Magic Johnson dominated the basketball court in the 80s. He and Larry Bird shared eight titles between them. However, Magic Johnson took the lead with five championships under his name. Johnson became a Lakers legend by leading them to five NBA championships. The Los Angeles Lakers retired the No. 32 jersey he wore after Johnson announced his retirement. Magic Johnson’s impact likely changed the dynamics of the NBA until MJ arrived.

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Michael Jordan on the end of the GOAT debate

In the first episode of “They Call Me Magic”, Michael Jordan caught viewers’ attention by coming in front of the camera. He then surprised fans with his appearance. However, he had another surprise for viewers, which they might not have expected.

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He then diminished his own contention in the GOAT debate and crowned Johnson the game changer. Jordan said “Everyone wants to credit Michael Jordan for changing the NBA. When Magic Johnson came along, that’s when the game changed.

Jordan’s quote clarified his perspective on the GOAT debate. Fans might debate who changed the sport of basketball. But MJ’s statement really showed the respect he had for Magic Johnson and his craft. And it’s safe to say that such respect is mutual.

Magic Johnson on passing the torch to Michael Jordan

While Magic Johnson dominated the ’80s, Jordan also stood out as a worthy successor to Johnson with his performances. Jordan dominated the field by tripling twice with the Chicago Bulls in the 90s.

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DATE: 10/20/01 PHOTO BY: JOEL RICHARDSON DIG MICHAEL JORDAN AND THE WIZARDS HOST NEW JERSEY NETS (Photo by The Washington Post via Getty Images) | Courtesy of Getty Images

During the 1992 Olympics, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird knew a young man was on the rise. The youngster put on brilliant performances from the early 90s to capture the essence of basketball. They knew their time was coming to an end and chose to pass the torch to him.

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Both Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson were one of a kind. Fans might continue to debate even after Michael Jordan’s statement. But that wouldn’t change the fact that both took the game to a new level in their own unique ways.