My beloved Los Angeles Lakers are lousy this year. Can’t be great every season, I guess.
The best years to be a Laker fan were 1987 and 1988, when Magic Johnson was running the “Showtime” offense. Jack Nicholson said those fast-breaking, high-scoring Laker teams were the best entertainment money could buy.
Magic was the best point guard of all time, and the most unique basketball player ever. A 6-foot-9 ball-handling and passing whiz who could play all five positions with ease.
This picture of Magic hung on my bedroom wall when I was a kid. Click on image to enlarge…