Magic Johnson Can’t Wait to Catch The Los Angeles Lakers Live as Things Start Looking up For Them

Published 03/28/2021, 11:00 PM EDT
Feb 20, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel (right) talks to his team during a timeout in the fourth quarter of the Lakers 96-94 loss to the Miami Heat at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports | Courtesy: Reuters


On one hand, it seems like the Los Angeles Lakers have all the luck on their side. And on the other, their season seems to have met multiple bumps that they’re struggling to get past. Right before the All-Star break, the Lakers had one man down because of injuries. Following Davis’ footsteps, just after the break, LeBron James also fell to injuries.

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However, the previously mentioned luck came in when they were able to sign free agent Andre Drummond, who was the biggest target in the market for many teams. In fact, former Lakers legend, Magic Johnson can’t wait to watch his former team play live.

Magic Johnson wants to go back to normalcy

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The Los Angeles Lakers were standing third in the Western Conference before the injury plague hit them. It took down two of their superstars on whom the team was completely relying.

Anthony Davis went down because of a calf injury and has been sidelined since. He did not even play in the All-Star game.

Just when the second half of the season had started, LeBron James injured his ankle brutally while playing against the Atlanta Hawks. Thus began the losing streak of the reigning champions. They weren’t able to pick themselves up after this loss against the Hawks. But it looks like things are picking up for them.

They picked their first win in AD and LeBron’s absence against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Moreover, they could finally sign Andre Drummond, whom they believe will give them the perfect push. Not only does Magic Johnson agree that Drummond will be an asset to them, Hhe can’t wait to see the purple and gold play live in Staples Center now.

He posted on Twitter, “Laker Nation, I’m ready to go back to the Staples Center and watch the @Lakers play live. I can’t wait until Governor Newsom gives us the thumbs up!.”

A much-needed comeback for the Lakers?

The reigning champions desperately needed to get back to winning ways before they slipped further down in the West. They now stand fourth with a 29-17 record and until they got their win against the Cavaliers, it seemed like they were going to lose out on getting their second straight title.

However, it looks like there is still hope. Now that they are about to sign big man Drummond, their chances of bringing in more W’s has increased.

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They are up against the Orlando Magic next, but after that, they are up for a lot of challenges as they have to face the Bucks and the LA Clippers.

Jan 25, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers center Andre Drummond (3) drives between Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) and center Montrezl Harrell (15) in the first quarter at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

How long will their winning streak last is a question on every Laker fan’s mind. And will Johnson get his wish anytime soon and be able to watch the Lakers make their comeback live?

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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