Magic Johnson reveals Lakers' expectations, how to beat Warriors | First Take

  • Published on:  10/18/2018
  • Magic Johnson joins First Take to discuss his expectations for the Lakers this season, Lonzo Ball's progression and if he sees any weaknesses in the Golden State Warriors.✔ Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube:✔ Subscribe to ESPN FC on YouTube:✔ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube:✔ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: on Social Media:► Follow on Twitter:► Like on Facebook:► Follow on Instagram: ESPN on YouTube to get up-to-the-minute sports news coverage, scores, highlights and commentary for NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, College Football, NCAA Basketball, soccer and more. More on


  • Stephen Cornelious
    Stephen Cornelious 10 months ago+1226

    Magic real confident. He got something coming we all don't know about. Not a Lakers big fan but it is entertaining to see what gonna happen

  • Slick Ric
    Slick Ric 10 months ago+625

    Magic ain’t trying to pay no tampering fines

  • Ben Harding
    Ben Harding 10 months ago+458

    man why is stephen so cringey when they have guests on ?

  • dontizzle805
    dontizzle805 10 months ago+189

    Molly really cut off Magic Johnson SMH she is out of control now

  • that baller kobe
    that baller kobe 10 months ago+366

    lebron has played with a lot of great players taking good shots, this lakers team has so much passing ability and basketball iq, the ball movement will lead good shooters taking great shots.there's nobody in the rotation who can't knock one down, what really kills ur spacing is if you have someone like Ben Simmons and you know he won't shoot, even tho Lonzo ball/Rajon Rondo aren't the shooter that kyle Korver/Ray Allen is, it doesn't mean if lebron kicks out to them they can't make an extra pass or drive and kick out for a even better shot, that's something Korver or Ray Allen couldn't do to the degree that rondo or ball could, lebron may get less assists off of the drive and kick outs but he'll get more hockey assists , that's what creates ball movement and gets better shots and makes the team better

  • DAB Smooth Beats
    DAB Smooth Beats 10 months ago+136

    Magic is right. You dont beat GSW by outshooting them. You beat them with multiple playmakers who can drive the lane and play defense.

  • T.C. Crawford
    T.C. Crawford 10 months ago+63

    Magic doesn’t back down from any of these questions. Listens respectfully and gives actual answers. Refreshing to hear his transparency.

  • Lil Dagga
    Lil Dagga 10 months ago+440

    We need UCLA Zo. The Zo who use to pull up from half court with no hesitation, the Zo who use to go up and dunk everything in the paint, the Zo that was throwing all types of dimes no matter where he was at on the floor if we get that Zo with Bron being Bron and BI at least averaging 20 we can definitely make the WCF

  • David Ellis
    David Ellis 10 months ago+140

    Magic is right that this Laker team will be a tough out in a playoff series. Reaching playoffs will be the challenge.

  • Stain Blitz
    Stain Blitz 10 months ago+298

    Molly just shut up and let magic talk!!!!

    GRIMS REVENGE 10 months ago+227

    Stephen A. can you please stop and listen for once in your life. "SHOWTIME" is fast break basketball. Kobe pounding the ball for 22 seconds and then taking a fade away is not freaking showtime...... damn do anybody know basketball anymore.

  • w j
    w j 10 months ago+289

    Lebron is the nba. Warrior won the chip barely hear about them

  • Mr. L
    Mr. L 10 months ago+10

    Stephen A turns into Bill Cosby from 4:13 - 4:17. creepy.

  • P Diddy
    P Diddy 5 months ago+7

    “We are a playoff team”

  • TURBO Pepper
    TURBO Pepper 10 months ago+46

    Molly needs to know when to shupup when grown men are having a conversation

  • Chilli Bean YFN
    Chilli Bean YFN 10 months ago+15

    I'm rocking with SAS on this L.A Lakers western conf. bound.

  • Hassan Haulcy
    Hassan Haulcy 10 months ago+64

    It all starts with lonzo's shot. He can pass, play D, rebound, basically can do it all besides shoot

  • LA Clippers
    LA Clippers 10 months ago+2

    0-1 start. These Lakers can't hit threes. A dunk/layup team. Rockets next. Lower the expectations. The West is no joke. Suns and Mavs are also improving.

  • 777GOTHVM 777
    777GOTHVM 777 10 months ago+13

    When Molly start talking I close my eyes in aggravation. Espn gotta see all the Somme ya against her. Something need to change. 🤦🏾‍♂️

  • Ninch667
    Ninch667 10 months ago+5

    Kobe and Shaq were absolutely NOT showtime. In Kobe's own words, their mission was to control and slow the pace, especially against faster teams. Play physical inside - out ball with Shaq and kobe. Call it whatever you like, but you can't liken the style to 80s showtime. At all.