Magic Johnson lauds LeBron James, says he’s ‘playing as well as I’ve ever seen him play’

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  • At the 29th Annual Achilles Gala — a celebration of disabled athletes through Cigna and Achilles International — Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson spoke about how impressed he’s been with LeBron James this season.
  • “Right now — this season — he’s playing as well as I’ve ever seen him play,” Johnson said of the 34-year-old superstar.
  • James is averaging 25 points and a league-leading 11.1 assists per game to start his 17th season in the league and second in Los Angeles.
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Even though Magic Johnson no longer holds a formal role with the Los Angeles Lakers, the legendary point guard still has a vested interest in his former franchise’s ongoing success.

And with LeBron James at the helm, it’s safe to say the purple and gold are in good hands.

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LeBron James is averaging 25 points and a league-leading 11.1 assists per game to start his 17th season in the league and second in Los Angeles.
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At the 29th Annual Achilles Gala — a celebration of disabled athletes through Cigna and Achilles International — Johnson spoke about how impressed he’s been with James’ play as of late.

“Right now — this season — he’s playing as well as I’ve

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