Anyone who listens to my show knows that Sports By Brooks is my favorite blog. Brooks does a great job of mixing in humor and information. He's also a former main stream media guy. So, he gets the protocol.
I'm sure many of you have taken notice that NBA Legends, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson have been critical of LeBron's choice to join the Heat.
On my radio show, I've been very critical of all those former players. They seem to be trying their best to protect their legacies.
Though, they seem to forget that as they came into the league, they all had easier situations than LeBron. All of them except Jordan, played with Hall of Fame talent right out of the gate.
Today, SportsByBrooks.com has a story that reveals to us, that Magic Johnson continues to have selective memory.
From Mike Downey of the L.A. Times, circa ‘91:
Magic Johnson would have returned to Michigan State rather than play for the Chicago Bulls.
“I’d have stayed in school,” he said here Tuesday, standing alone outside Gate 3 1/2 of Chicago Stadium, the house that could have been his. “A coin toss changed the course of my whole life.”
Chicago called heads in a 1979 coin flip with Los Angeles for the No. 1 pick in the NBA college draft. It came up tails.
Johnson signed with the Lakers after his sophomore year of college and proceeded to win five championships. The Bulls picked second, took UCLA’s David Greenwood and have won no championships.
“I wouldn’t have played here,” Johnson said on the eve of Game 2 of the NBA finals between his team and the team that could have been his. “The only reason I came out was to play with Kareem and the Lakers.
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