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Magic Johnson Says 'Kobe Is More Like Michael Jordan Than LeBron James'

Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Having just signed the best player of the past 20 years, Magic Johnson is very keen to heap praise upon LeBron James. In an interview for the Wall Street Journal Magic talked about the growth and development of LeBron over his amazing career.

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“We haven’t seen the best of LeBron yet. Kobe is more like Michael, and LeBron is closer to me. He knows how to control the game. It takes a special person to do that. See, I could control the game without even shooting the ball.”

The comparisons between Magic and LeBron have always been crystal clear. Both are around 6 foot 8/9, both have incredible court vision and passing ability and both have an extremely high basketball IQ. They see everything on the court and know what moves to execute given any situation.

The Lakers have a very young squad that is bristling with potential. Can LeBron help nourish the young guns or will it be another disappointing season for the Purple and Gold?