Magic Johnson Sends a Warning to LeBron James: Kevin Durant & Giannis Antetokounmpo Are ‘Coming for Your Throne’

Published 07/21/2021, 12:02 PM EDT
Jul 20, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) celebrates with the NBA Finals MVP Trophy following the game against the Phoenix Suns following game six of the 2021 NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports


Giannis Antetokounmpo has now officially won every major trophy in the league with his latest addition to the trophy cabinet, a Larry O’Brian trophy and a Finals MVP trophy. But his path to the championship surely hasn’t been easy.

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While Giannis and Co. were dominant in the last two regular seasons, the Bucks fizzled out in the playoffs. But this season, the Bucks took some risky moves as they traded away multiple future round first picks for Jrue Holiday.

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The risk paid off for the Bucks though. With Giannis’ masterful performance in the Finals, and Middleton and Holiday having an impact on both ends of the floor, Milwaukee finally won their first title in 50 years.

Magic Johnson warns LeBron James about challenges from Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kevin Durant

These playoffs were certainly one of a kind. With the defending champions Lakers struggling with injuries, superstar LeBron James crashed out of the playoffs in the very first round.

While the Nets had their fair share of injury woes, with James Harden and Kyrie Irving missing, Kevin Durant showed his class. Coming up with an all-time performance against the Bucks, the ‘Slim Reaper’ reminded everyone why he is one of the best.

Given the post-season runs both KD and Giannis had this season, the two superstars certainly have a claim to be the best player in the league. Lakers’ legend Earvin Magic Johnson certainly thinks so.

After the ‘Greek Freak‘s latest victory in the Finals, Magic warned LeBron of Antetokounmpo and Durant coming for the throne. While Bron started his 2020-21 season in an incredible form, injuries killed off his season and his chances for winning another MVP trophy.

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With KD and Giannis in their prime and LeBron James aging, we might be seeing the inevitable decline of ‘the King’ this season. Unless and until LeBron James puts on a monstrous season, a MVP seems out of reach.

Will the 36-year-old continue to excel in the league or will ‘Father time’ finally catch up to the 18-time All-Star? Let us know in the comments section down below.

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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