Magic Johnson

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.

While the trade makes teammates out of Beverley and Russell Westbrook, which could create some friction on and off the court, leave it to Magic to lay out exactly how he feels about the deal.

“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 Johnson]

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to