Originally written on 5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE  |  Last updated 11/19/14
In an interesting article by Larry Brown Sports, the “other” Los Angeles basketball team is showing more signs of being the new era “Showtime” from a statement made by the originator of the Showtime style of basketball from the 80′s. According to Earvin “Magic” Johnson, who was the clear face of the Showtime era of the Lakers in the 80′s, he said, I thought I would never, ever see Showtime again.  And I was the architect of Showtime.  The Clippers?  That’s Showtime. Of course, the whole Showtime idea will always be associated with the Lakers at the The Forum/Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California.  The team the Lakers have now have some hints of Showtime with Mike D’Antoni’s system, but their aging roster is not able to replicate anything close to the 80′s Showtime. On the other hand, has anyone even seen Magic Johnson be an analyst on ABC and/or ESPN?  Better yet, has anyone even seen his Twitter account?  He says things just to say things in an attempt to say something.  But the Clippers are, indeed, doing really well this season so there’s that.

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