LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the rest of the Los Angeles Lakers players were speechless after they witnessed one of the best street magicians, David Blaine, doing his thing right in front of their eyes. Before the coronavirus outbreak, they received Blaine at the UCLA Health Training Center, where he stunned everybody with his tricks.
Back in October, the Lakers brought Blaine as part of general manager Rob Pelinka’s ‘Genius Talks’ Series. The segment appeared in Blaines’ latest special called ‘The Magic Way’, which left everybody wondering what happened there.
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Before the NBA suspended the season, the Lakers were boasting a 49-14 record, the best in the West, while beating their rivals en route to become the best team in the league. You could say Blaine did some of his magic there and that wouldn’t be crazy. According to Maximo Gonzales of Lakers Nation, Rob Pelinka brought a different approach to the team, focusing more on building chemistry off the court than putting a lot of hours practicing on the players.
That apparently worked out, as the Lakers were looking great before the league went into hiatus. They lived a lot of changes in the offseason and having the new players to know the old ones was something crucial for them. Fortunately, everything was working, but now it remains to be seen if they can reach that ultimate goal, winning the championship.