NBA champion in the “Boston Celtics”, now an expert Paul pierce after winning the “Los Angeles Lakers” championship title recognized the greatness of the forward of the California club LeBron James, but refused to put him above the legend of the “Chicago bulls” Michael Jordan.
“Today, LeBron entered the elite. The League title with three different clubs and the MVP award of the season with these franchises. Now LeBron is second only to Michael Jordan,” Reddir quotes Pierce as saying.
Pierce previously made the top 5 best basketball players in NBA history. He did not include James in his version of the rating.
In reunion (USA), the 6th game of the final series of the NBA playoffs between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat ended at the stadium “IPN Wide world of sports arena”, which was won by the nominal guests of the floor players “Lakers” – 106:93. The Los Angeles Lakers won the series 4-2 and became the 2019/2020 NBA champion. The Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA for the first time since the 2009/2010 season. With this victory, the California club equaled the record – holder Boston Celtics, now both have 17 titles.
Magic reacted to the fact that Pelinka, who fired him, called him after the Lakers’ title
Los Angeles Lakers General Manager Rob Pelinka called former President Magic Johnson shortly after winning the NBA title.
“Rob Pelinka made me very happy when he contacted me after winning the title. It means a lot to me, because I know he did it right in the middle of celebrating with the Lakers players and coaches, and Jeanie bass. He didn’t have to do it,” Johnson was quoted as saying on Reddit.
Johnson was the first person Pelinka called after winning the title. Magic left the Lakers shortly before the end of the 2018/2019 season, in which the Los Angeles club did not make the playoffs. According to media reports, there were disagreements between Johnson and Pelinka, and Rob was the initiator of magic’s dismissal.