Magic Johnson Mesmerized by Lakers’ President’s Speech, and Calls the Show the ‘Best Ring Ceremony’ Ever

Published 12/22/2020, 11:06 PM EST
Dec 22, 2020; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) reacts after receiving 2020 NBA Championship ring before a game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


2020 was a year that no Lakers fan would ever forget in their lifetime. The shock, the comeback, the criticism, the win, and now a new team; fans saw it all. With the ring ceremony to conclude it, there was no better way to end the year. 

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The ceremony was unlike anything fans had ever witnessed. Rather than 20,000 fans roaring from the stands, there were potentially 20 million+ fans rooting for the organization from their home, and the Lakers management ensured that the ceremony remained memorable. 

The ceremony simply mesmerized Magic Johnson

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Former Lakers great and 5-time NBA Champion, Magic Johnson took to Twitter to share his happiness. He loved the fact that the celebration virtually included the family members of every ring owner. This gave out a message that it is their loved ones sitting back home that gave power to these players and staff to perform and bring laurels for their city.

The 61-YO legend noted the fact that Lakers’ President Jeanie Buss included former Lakers in her speech. Jeanie named JaVale McGee, Rajon Rondo, Dwight Howard, Danny Green, Avery Bradley, Troy Daniels, Dion Waiters, JR Smith, and DeMarcus Cousins. She mentioned how they’re an intrinsic part of the Lakers’ legacy, no matter where they are today.

Snoop Dogg with his special message for Bron and Lakers

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For Anthony Davis, his partner Marlen P. and their daughter Nala came up with a very warm congratulatory message. This was followed by words from the little students of the I Promise School, which the LeBron James Family Foundation supports. LeBron’s mother, Gloria Marie James, and his kids, Zhuri, Bryce, and Bronny also showered their love and respect on Bron for his hard work. 

In the end, it was rapper Snoop Dogg who said, “Shout out to all the coaches, the staff, the players, the employees, the fans like me. Thanks a lot for winning that championship, the 17th from LeBron’s 17th year… So LeBron, this is your 18th year, you’re gonna get us the 18th trophy? Lake show 2021. Let’s kick the season off in a real way.”

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As LeBron wore that #24 on his fingers, it was a tribute to Kobe Bryant and his continued legacy.

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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