Found June 26, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
PLAYERS: Magic Johnson
Magic Johnson was considered a beloved figure and leader of the Dream Team, but according to Clyde Drexler, everything wasn’t all hugs and kisses. Jack McCallum has written a new book called “Dream Team,” and in the book, Drexler shares his opinion about Magic’s role on the team. In fact, Drexler says Magic only made the 1992 Olympic team because he was pitied. Here is an excerpt from the book as shared by Deadspin: “Magic was always…” And Drexler goes into a decent Magic impression: “‘Come on, Clyde, come on, Clyde, get with me, get with me,’ and making all that noise. And, really, he couldn’t play much by that time. He couldn’t guard his shadow.” “But you have to have to understand what was going on then. Everybody kept waiting for Magic to die. Every time he’d run up the court everybody would feel sorry for the guy, and he’d get all that benefit of the doubt. Magic came across like, ‘All this is my stuff.’ Really? Get outta here, dude. He was on the declining en
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  • Magic and Bird were on the Dream Team to honor their respective careers not to actually be competitive. Drexler, Jordan, Pippen, and Barkley were the "best" players and were the reason they dominated. Drexler is a class act and may of been misquoted by the media. I personally have experience with this. Magic was simply a media-hype generator for the NBA at the end of his career. Drexler is simply stating that was and continues to be Magics job: A spokesperson for the NBA
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