Magic Johnson’s ‘Top 16 NBA MVP Candidates’ List Is Getting Mutilated By NBA Twitter

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If Magic Johnson is cooking up a Twitter take, it is typically served piping hot. With all due respect to one of the greatest to ever play the game, Magic’s assessment of today’s league can be compared an alien arriving via UFO and given a 30-minute briefing on the NBA.

Here are some of Magic’s greatest hits misses.

March 27, 2011:

If Brandon Knight were to come out, I would take him number 1 in the draft.

November 19, 2014:

The Dallas Mavericks’ trade for Rajon Rondo puts them in position to be a contender in the Western Conference.

February 19, 2015:

The Bucks just acquired the next Jason Kidd in Michael Carter-Williams.

Mr. Johnson is what the youths call ‘back on his bullshit’ after the Hall of Famer posted his Top 16 MVP candidates within the first 15 games of the season. The list is…something.

First thing’s first. Allow Kendrick Perkins, a national treasure, to state the obvious:

In that same vein. Lol…

Full disclosure: I am a Celtics fan who is such a homer that I once convinced myself that Marty Conlon was an All-Star. But putting Jayson Tatum at #8 on the league-wide MVP list is preposterous. He may not even be the most valuable player on his own team.

Ben Simmons at #11? He’s averaging just 13 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. But I guess when you’re shooting 100% from three-point land, one has no choice but to add him to the MVP conversation.

Sprinkle in some miscellaneous tomfoolery.

Never change, Magic. You disillusioned bastard.

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