Magic Johnson sees imminent breakup of Heat Big Three
So who says Miami Heat forward LeBron James needs to start playing more like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant and less like Magic Johnson? That would be Johnson, himself.
“I want him to be more like Kobe or Michael than like me,” Johnson said with a laugh during a Wednesday NBA Finals conference call, “in order to win, because he has to score points and this defense and this team. This is the worst team that Miami could play because of the fact that San Antonio is going to stick to the game plan.”
Johnson, in fact, sees dire consequences for the Heat in a wake of this uneven playoff run and current 2-1 deficit against the San Antonio Spurs in these NBA Finals, where Johnson is working as an ABC studio analyst.
“I think what we may see is the end of this Big Three,” he said. “I think that things will change, no matter what happens. Things have to change with that team, because everybody has caught up to them now.”