Magic Johnson reacts to James Harden trade; picks the Lakers to win the championship

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Magic Johnson took to Twitter and reacted to the blockbuster trade of James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets.

Johnson noted it will be special to watch Harden, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant play together for the Nets. However, he still believes the Lakers will win the championship this season.

“James Harden getting traded to the Brooklyn Nets to join KD and Kyrie will be special to watch… but I’m still picking the Lakers to win the Championship,” Magic Johnson tweeted.

The first game between the Lakers and the Nets this season will take place on February 18.

James Harden getting traded to the Brooklyn Nets to join KD and Kyrie will be special to watch… but I’m still picking the @Lakers to win the Championship 😁

— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) January 14, 2021

FULL TRADE DETAILS, per @ShamsCharania

Nets get:
◻️ James Harden

Rockets get:
◻️ Oladipo
◻️ Exum
◻️ Kurucs
◻️ 3 BKN first-rounders
◻️ 1 MIL first
◻️ 4 BKN 1st-round swaps

Pacers get:
◻️ Caris LeVert
◻️ 2nd-rounder

Cavs get:
◻️ Jarrett Allen
◻️ Taurean Prince pic.twitter.com/esGgmHULmI

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 13, 2021 Previous articleLakers set new franchise record in blowout win over the ThunderNext articleMontrezl Harrell excited about the Lakers’ undefeated road trip

Yiannis Bouranis is a 28-year-old sports journalist, with a Master’s degree in Sports Journalism from Sheffield Hallam University. Yiannis is TalkBasket’s Chief Editor and has covered the EuroLeague Final Four (2017 – 2019), the FIBA Basketball World Cup (2019) and the NBA Paris Game (2020) as an accredited journalist.

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