Magic Johnson is a lot of things to a lot of people: The greatest point guard in the history of the game; a failed talk show host; a wildly successful business man.
He is also the world’s foremost Isiah Thomas apologist.
The Magic man believes Isiah’s Knicks will turn their disaster of a season around, and actually make the Playoffs.
“They’re going to make the playoffs. I think that they’re going to be a tough eight or seven seed, too.”
“I can see when teams are starting to make their run,” Johnson said. “And I think that they’ll settle in after the All-Star break and make their run. No way that I don’t see them making that eight, seven seed.”
Presently, only the Heat have a worse record than New York in the Eastern Conference.
Maybe Magic knows something we don’t. He is paid (handsomely, too) to talk about basketball on television after all. That or he’s still woozy from all those kisses he and Isiah planted on one another in the late ’80s.