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Eddie Johnson Sparks A Big Debate While Talking About LeBron's Longevity: “Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Tim Duncan, Hakeem Olajuwon, And Michael Jordan Were No Longer Relevant At 37. That Lets You Know How Great LeBron James Is."

Eddie Johnson Sparks A Big Debate: “Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Tim Duncan, Hakeem Olajuwon, And Michael Jordan Were No Longer Relevant At 37. That Lets You Know How Great LeBron James Is."

LeBron James remains a big source of controversy in the NBA. The King is in everybody's mouth even when he doesn't do anything, creating big debates around the league.

LeBron's longevity has received a lot of praise, and recently, Eddie Johnson made a big comparison between the Los Angeles Lakers superstar and other legends who according to him, were no longer relevant at age 37. 

Bron is a couple of weeks away from turning 37, and he's still going strong. Johnson took to Twitter to give his props to the 4x NBA champion, saying that other big names like Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Tim Duncan, Hakeem Olajuwon and Michael Jordan weren't relevant at this age. 

It’s amazing how LeBron at almost 37 is still being ripped for struggling, when he has an AD in his prime and not living up to expectations. Magic, Bird, Duncan, Hakeem, and Jordan were no longer relevant at 37. That lets you know how great LBJ is. “Keep it moving."

This sparked a huge debate, with fans calling Johnson out for ignoring what Jordan and Duncan did for the game, stating that they two were still relevant long after their prime. 

Tim Duncan played until he was 40, collecting 5 NBA championships in 6 trips to the Finals. At age 38, he won his 5th title, defeating the Miami Heat's Big 3 that included LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Some may say Kawhi Leonard was the key for the Spurs that season, but TD did a terrific job all season long. 

As for Jordan, he also played until his 40, too, spending two seasons with the Washington Wizards, where he was in the MVP conversation until an injury ruined his form. Even after retiring for the second time, he was the most famous player in the world following a second three-peat with the Chicago Bulls. 

We've seen players play for several decades, some with more success than others, and Bron is still trying to add another championship to his already impressive resume.