Magic Johnson opens up about LeBron James/Michael Jordan GOAT debate

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Magic Johnson shared his thoughts on the constant debate about who the GOAT is between LeBron James and Michael Jordan.

The NBA and Los Angeles Lakers legend believes James will ‘be right there with MJ’ if he makes the repeat with the Lakers next season.

“If he gets that next one, it’s going to be hard not to say he’s right there with MJ. I said the next one, which will be five [NBA titles] because with six [for Jordan] and four [for James], it’s hard to say he’s overtaken Michael at four championships.

Once he wins and repeats — the key word here is repeat — that’s a good argument right there,” Johnson said, via Adam Zagoria of Forbes.

For his part, James said he ‘loves’ Jordan and it is not for him to say who the GOAT is.