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Magic Johnson opens up about the Los Angeles Lakers’ trade talks with the New Orleans Pelicans for Anthony Davis leading up to the 2019 NBA trade deadline.
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May 20, 2019

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K.I. R
K.I. R 12 hours ago
SNITCH lmao
nbavii
nbavii Day ago
Yeah cause you would’ve still left them in that dumpster fire
Flashkid 2000
Flashkid 2000 4 days ago
At least rob got the deal done
Harry
Harry 5 days ago
Magic Johnson is a man of gold
tucker derosier
tucker derosier 7 days ago
Gets Aids* "Im not a regretful guy"
Mitchell Kmatz
Mitchell Kmatz 11 days ago
This was a poor trade. The guys they were offering are the lakers future. I'd rather have 3 or 4 good players than one great player because 1 great player cannot win a championship when Bron Leaves. Build a dynasty not a 1 and done!!!😡😡
Justin
Justin 14 days ago
fuck magic hes not a true laker
Riley Garza
Riley Garza 17 days ago
The greatest laker of all time
Andrei Catbagan
Andrei Catbagan 18 days ago
Zubac is playing great with the clips, been averaging a career highs in points and rebounds.
S E N S i
S E N S i 19 days ago
You guys are still forgetting that when all the guys were healthy we were 4th damn seed in the West!!!! Like holy shit! C’mon..... get a grip we are on the rise guys!
Pons Ferrata
Pons Ferrata 19 days ago
fuck Magic!
starburst Jones
starburst Jones 19 days ago
So Lebron had no input on the trades like everybody was blaming him for ha smh
Wyatt Russell
Wyatt Russell 19 days ago
I know, I know, I know...but we’re going to go with someone who’s never played basketball.
fordlandau
fordlandau 20 days ago
Magic acquired HIV from ridiculous promiscuity. Does he accept that responsibility?
Sharrieff Vincent
Watching this made me hate Rob Pelinka even more Magic had a game plan and had LA heading in the right direction shame on Rob
Sharrieff Vincent
Magic straight sonned SAS lmao
Sharrieff Vincent
Fuck Dell Demps im glad they fired his bitch ass !
Kha'len McCoy
Kha'len McCoy 21 day ago
This man is so real
Nathan Exde
Nathan Exde 21 day ago
Magic wanted Luke Walton who imo was horrible for the Lakers besides coaching a team that had the deepest cheimstry in the leage for a decade (imo). He wanted to trade 4 years of our drafting for a guy who said he would love to play here regardless of what we can do. So imo No mather if it was Palinka or Johnson we would still be in a shithole
Dee Almighty
Dee Almighty 21 day ago
Stephen A Smith the type of mofucka to give you hella compliments right before he rips you a new asshole for no reason: "Now I've known D-Wade for 25 years. He is a dear friend of mine, In fact, he's like a brother to me. True story, we came out the womb together. He's a hell of a basketball players but an even exemplary human being. He is the consummate professional. We're talking about a man who's a quintessential superstar in his own right and one of THE premier savants this game has ever seen. With that being said Max, I personally think he's a bitch. His breath stinks and I heard he sits down to pee. Quite frankly, a few sources close to me have told me he moans every time he wipes his ass, He has noooooo business being in the discussion for MVP whatsoever! It's asinine. It's derisory and downright injudicious" 🤬🤬
YAHVISION Rowles
YAHVISION Rowles 21 day ago
Magic made a decision and he sticks by it.
labdr
labdr 21 day ago
lmao.
D Fraijo
D Fraijo 21 day ago
Fuck magic now hes not a true laker to me anymore hes a traitor
youngbuck0911
youngbuck0911 21 day ago
All I'm hearing is this player doesnt suit Lebron, that player doesnt fit Lebrons system haha. KD could fit in anywhere. Kawhi could. PG could. Lebrons ugly offense needs it's own system.
youngbuck0911
youngbuck0911 21 day ago
"I love Lonzo Ball" "Hey Pelicans, you want Lonzo and 90% of our talent for A.D?" -Magic
youngbuck0911
youngbuck0911 21 day ago
Magic out here trying to cover his own ass.
iTalkanduLaugh
iTalkanduLaugh 22 days ago
Magic: just listen to me! Steven A Smith: Yes Sir ❗️ Lmao that’s called respect 💯💯💯
P Erickson
P Erickson 22 days ago
I miss Magic already ...Having him as part of the Lakers Organization was Priceless...
chito glen Deslate
chito glen Deslate 22 days ago
His mouth is his curse
thirdEYEsix
thirdEYEsix 22 days ago
Magic hate Zubac. I knew he was a real one. #TraderZubac
Pyroman /
Pyroman / 22 days ago
Magic just poorer gas all over new ors office and lit the match ... nobody is going trust doing a quite trade
HOT
HOT 22 days ago
This segment needed more time on Zubac, I wanted answers damn it.
David Stephens
David Stephens 22 days ago
I like how people try to hat Ron the decision. All of us would trade that whole team for Anthony Davis. Anthony Davis is way better than those fools. Even if the lakers made the playoffs Lebron wouldn’t be able to win that terrible crew. It was just the Cavs all over agai.
ime ntekpere
ime ntekpere 22 days ago
What about Cousins Magic? Could you even have signed him last summer after losing Lopez & Randle?
Rb6 For life
Rb6 For life 22 days ago
Dell didn’t tell anybody anything damn liar
Jon.o
Jon.o 22 days ago
2nd time i heard stephen a say brooks lopez
G Lyle
G Lyle 22 days ago
Zubac was averaging 7 and 7 and Muscala doesn’t even average 3 and 3
G Lyle
G Lyle 22 days ago
The Zubac trade was the worst thing he did
G Lyle
G Lyle 22 days ago
Think about the HAUL the Pels could’ve had going into this season. London, Ingram, Kuzma, Zion, Randle. They missed out by not taking our trade.
Andy Horvath
Andy Horvath 23 days ago
Dudes over here justifying his actions to Molly and Stephen A Smith. Man o man
Andy Horvath
Andy Horvath 23 days ago
Yikes....Magic don't really keep up with today's basketball
Hakeem Rowe
Hakeem Rowe 23 days ago
Gotta respect magic for keeping it a buck
Bobby Smith
Bobby Smith 23 days ago
Magic Johnson still hyping up the players for this trade
Chris B
Chris B 23 days ago
Rob fking Pelinka
Nate Shover
Nate Shover 23 days ago
some ppl just can't admit they are wrong magic let his business success go to his head however his President skills our at best overrated
Republika Dugave
Republika Dugave 23 days ago
Some major hate for Zubac they didnt say how many minuter did he play and whats his per 36 average... Edit 18 pts,12 rbs per 36 minutes... Thats nearly all star level, Magic!!!
Jiří Palásek
Jiří Palásek 23 days ago
Zubac certainly played in series, in one game had 17+15 and Clips won that one. He had health issues and certainly was not elevated numberwise by LBJ, he had better numbers after trade...
imserious2187
imserious2187 23 days ago
Magic has the Rosco off of Martin face, he could be his father if Rosco was a real kid 😂😂😂😂😂
Colby Spearing
Colby Spearing 23 days ago
Dont start mumblin now! 🤣🤣🤣
Jerome Lanzon
Jerome Lanzon 23 days ago
Golden state management afraid with lbj ang ad team up realtalk
Captain Obvious
Captain Obvious 23 days ago
Zubac is more like a long-term investment. Time is one luxury Lebron doesn't have.
Shifu Sage
Shifu Sage 24 days ago
Thank magic for showing us what accountability looks like!
Sideline Stories Entertainment
The Lakers signed an old Lebron and now they are going to have to deal with him and his grumpy old man ways.
Luís Alberto ;D
Luís Alberto ;D 24 days ago
Niggas really out there just roasting Zubac in national television 💀
Big H
Big H 24 days ago
Magic would make a great car salesman.
BIG Flame
BIG Flame 24 days ago
0:57 Anthony Davis going to the clippers next year 😭
Mike Pollak
Mike Pollak 24 days ago
Magic say he not regretful, not a regretful person , yet through this series of videos he speaks to the contrary. And how do you learn and grow then? Youd think hed know that more then most, athletes in gen know better. Idk man this whole thing is shady . None of it adds up, that whole franchise done got pretty corrupt over the last decade. Always seem like everybody there lying.
straight shootah
straight shootah 24 days ago
I lost all respect for magic as soon as he disrespected zubac like he was some chump. Don't burn any bridges, you might want to get back in the game, you out here looking like a blamer and a chump. Take responsibility for your own shit.
Perfecto Ali Salaam El
Magic. Make pinka and Tim leave. You stay. Fukkk bro
james lachs
james lachs 24 days ago
I hate to see Magic no longer a Laker! The Lakers will suffer without the face of their franchise.
Heaven Bound
Heaven Bound 24 days ago
Magic 'I wouldn't change a thing' to "that one was on me...my mistake" Johnson
Christian Andre Fermin Chong
The point about Randle si a lie you had the opportunity to match the offer of New Orleans, you just thought he was not value the try
trza49er
trza49er 24 days ago
Wait wait wait, so you don't regret passing on De'Aaron Fox for Lonzo, after watching their lopsided matchup in the NCAA tourney and then seeing Fox definitively surpass Ball in terms of NBA success? If that's the case then you've proven yourself incapable of running an NBA team, and they're better off without you. Everyone makes mistakes, but if you can't be honest with yourself, you'll never learn from them.
Kevin Kinchen
Kevin Kinchen 24 days ago
Davis should negotiate a buyout with the Pelicans. They owe him $25 million on his final year. He should give back upwards of $20 million and they will make him a free agent. And, of course, he can more than recoup that money in a major market, ideally Lakers.
Elzy Miller
Elzy Miller 24 days ago
When they ask magic about zuban
King Ghost
King Ghost 24 days ago
They used magic to get lebron, boom
Paul John Corpuz
Paul John Corpuz 24 days ago
well, Zubac was a huge upgrade from Gortat
Danny Dan
Danny Dan 25 days ago
It's not about whether or not Magic is a regretful guy. It's about what he did right and what he did wrong. I think he is delusional.
Jay Jones
Jay Jones 25 days ago
Magic- "I Got Time Today Kuz" lmaooo
JOHNNYBUCKETS 32
JOHNNYBUCKETS 32 25 days ago
When he greatest PG of all time says your special it’s cuz you can really hoop #keepBI
GusCunnilin x
GusCunnilin x 25 days ago
Magic should have been fired after that horribly handled negotiation.
Todd Wilkerson
Todd Wilkerson 25 days ago
Magic is RIGHT! He did the right thing and I appreciated his candor and honesty
Big Ounce
Big Ounce 25 days ago
"zubac got a looooong way to go to be special" never seen a dude diss somebody so smooth
Big Ounce
Big Ounce 25 days ago
03:22 Magic is a gangsta. Peep the G Check
Will Evans
Will Evans 25 days ago
6:04 Magic face when Max said “One more thing about Zubac” 😭😭😭😭😭
POLONEEF on gta
POLONEEF on gta 25 days ago
I don't understand how a trade fails. Offer him more than other team 😐
J Love
J Love 25 days ago
I thought there was a eyebrow over Los Angeles but it was just more rain. New Orleans is looking to trade A.D to the Celtics for Irving. I would keep Irving and trade anyone else to the Pelicans for A,D. Now K,D wants to stay in Golden State just to spite all the haters but KD would be wise to do otherwise and listen to his sweet kindhearted mother and leave GSW baby cuz they don't need you, but Kawhi is eyeing the Lakers and Kawhi and Lebron want to eat this Superpower House of a team in Golden State Warriors Alive!!!! with K.D on the side.
chris white
chris white 25 days ago
I’m soo glad to hear things cause all my boys be like “ he is leGM he running the team” thanks magic for stating what I was telling people all along 👍🏽👏🏽
courteo
courteo 25 days ago
I dont think Magic was doing a bad job. They had some injuries to key guys.
JPDOUGH
JPDOUGH 25 days ago
"...the guys we were going to trade for Anthony Davis was special as well" What a 'Magic' SAVE there, Magic. SMH...such a big fan of yours but to quit on our Lakers like that? Most especially on your fans? May never look at you the same way.
rajiv kumar
rajiv kumar 25 days ago
Join the clippers everyone, lakers era is over too much drama. Stay a laker fan if you are a drama queen if not then become a clipper. Clippers don’t like drama. That’s why they traded Blake. This a is a clipper town now
Mark R
Mark R 25 days ago
Max: Word... what was that about? ☠️😂
soundsfamilia
soundsfamilia 25 days ago
I disageee with Magic about Randle, you cant make the assumption that it wouldnt of worked when you didn't even try it. He would of given the Lakers good spacing coz he started to develop his outside game and his best trait is being physical inside and you have to pay attention to him.
107uptown
107uptown 25 days ago
This is easily the best guest/interview on this show.
YellaYetti The Mythical
Stephen A getting giddy when Magic around lol
Vision One 76
Vision One 76 25 days ago
Great conversation
bill bangz
bill bangz 25 days ago
ESPN been blaming Lebron all season & I said from the gate the Lakers coach & front office was the PROBLEM. Magic should've stayed & everyone else needs to GO...
Seriously Sevach
Seriously Sevach 25 days ago
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John Doe
John Doe 25 days ago
Magic you may have not changed a thing, but looking back now I would change the fact you ever got a job you were incapable of doing. Great player, bad coach, worse president of basketball operations.
Berendo Ball Bomber
This is Steven A. Smith and Max Kellerman recruitment interview on ex-Lakers President of Operations for the New York Knicks to land Antony Davis for Owner James Dolan. Jeanie blindsided by Magic interview by ESPN declared War on Lakers in the battle over free Agents.
ChuCho The Ace
ChuCho The Ace 25 days ago
This man is ruining my memory of hin
The Jokestar
The Jokestar 25 days ago
I think magic messed picking lonzo at number 2.. I dont think he really wanted to pick lonzo
Ned K
Ned K 25 days ago
Stevens tie is bigger than his own face
Matthew Negrete
Matthew Negrete 25 days ago
Shut the fuck up Molly
Alen Zmaj
Alen Zmaj 25 days ago
U should sell LeBald James...
dearshomy
dearshomy 25 days ago
The Zubac trade was boneheaded
The black kid from Norway
Ahahahahahah Magic on Zubac "Give me some numbers, what he do?" SAS: "shsjdjdmeoskendrj".
BshaqIso
BshaqIso 25 days ago
3:12 "Don..ohh..ohh...noo..ohh dont start mumbling"
SuperC55AMG
SuperC55AMG 25 days ago
Lets keep it real: Magic should get very little credit getting LeBron to LA. LeBron was 99% already coming. But there was one step just as, if not more important , then getting LeBron which was to hurry the fuk up and dispose of Luol Dengs 4 year / 70 + million dollar contract ASAP!
Z2425
Z2425 26 days ago
Don’t disrespect my nigga Zu. Magic dnt disrespect my guy
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