What if Magic Johnson had Played his Career with the Chicago Bulls?

May 21st, 2010 by Mike B. Leave a reply »
You can't have a discussion about the 1980's Los Angeles Lakers without mentioning the name Earvin "Magic" Johnson. The former Michigan State star led the team to five NBA titles during the decade, teaming up with the great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

However, Johnson in Lakers purple and gold almost didn't happen.

In 1979, years before the draft lottery, the Lakers and the Chicago Bulls participated in a coin flip for the top overall pick. The Lakers won and selected Johnson, while the Bulls took UCLA forward David Greenwood.

Johnson went on to become the greatest point guard ever, while Greenwood turned out to be well, David who? No, seriously Greenwood did have a few solid seasons in the league, but he wasn't a Hall of Famer or even an All-Star like Johnson.   

Fortunately, the Bulls drafted Michael Jordan in 1984 and you know how the story goes.   

But imagine if Chicago won the coin flip and drafted Johnson. Supposedly, he stated that he would have remained in school rather than join the Bulls since the only reason he opted to go to L.A. was to play alongside Abdul-Jabbar.

Well, let's say ...

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