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Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson makes his prediction for the next season of the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA

Lakers legend Magic Johnson told reporters in LA his prediction for the Lakers next year in what has become an even tougher Western Conference.

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Lakers legend Magic Johnson told reporters in LA his prediction for the Lakers next year in what has become an even tougher Western Conference.
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Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson has his jersey in the rafters of the former Staples Center after a legendary career in LA. He won five of the Lakers 17 NBA titles, and recently shared his thoughts on the Lake Show’s upcoming season.

The purple and gold legend told reporters that the race to the Finals in the Western Conference will be difficult, since so many teams have strengthened their squad in free agency.

“This is a Western Conference champion ranked team. In fact, we could win the whole thing if we can stay healthy. This team has a real chance. It’s not going to be easy for Denver to repeat, even though you always have to pick the champion as the favorite, and I do. But the Lakers, Memphis with the movements they made, Phoenix and Golden State, and Sacramento and Denver, the West is going to be difficult”, said the Hall of Famer to the LA Times.

The Lakers reached the Western Finals last season, before getting swept by the Denver Nuggets. Next year they will hope to take it one step further by making the Finals and winning what would be a record 18th NBA championship.