Whenever anything involving the Los Angeles Lakers goes down, franchise legend Magic Johnson is there to make sense of it. Or rather, offer up the most basic understanding of what happened.
Just a month after he was traded to the Utah Jazz, Patrick Beverley has been traded to the Lakers as part of a deal that would send Beverley to Los Angeles for Talen Horton-Tucker and Stanley Johnson.
I used to hate Patrick Beverly when he played against my Lakers lol but now I love him because he's on our team and he's going to help my Lakers get to the playoffs!
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) August 25, 2022
“I used to hate Patrick Beverley when he played against my Lakers lol but now I love him because he’s on our team and he’s going to help my Lakers get to the playoffs,” Johnson tweeted.
That, uh, checks out. That’s how it works.
Johnson famously quit as Lakers President in 2019 seemingly on a whim because he wanted to just say what he wanted and be more of a fan than an executive. This tweet encapsulates all of those preferences at once.
The NBA world shared its appreciation for Magic’s simple but correct take on the situation for Lakers fans.
Magic is the realest sports fan. https://t.co/IqUT1BzYOz
— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) August 25, 2022
I have never told a lie online https://t.co/pIFGdZ6MAA
— Hector Diaz (@iamHectorDiaz) August 25, 2022
Is he? https://t.co/aWwL3ofIbJ
— Anthony Duckett (@a_duckett) August 25, 2022
Really feels like sentient A.I. wrote this…? https://t.co/LOFvWADOMT
— Odds Shark (@OddsShark) August 25, 2022