‘Thank you, Magic’: Nets fans are grateful for D’Angelo Russell trade from Lakers

Their chants, of course, referred to the Los Angeles Lakers’ president Magic Johnson, who traded Russell to the Nets, in June 2017. It was the Hall of Famer’s first move in charge of the franchise he led to five NBA titles in the ‘80s. The 2018-19 edition — led by LeBron James, who just passed Michael Jordan to become No. 4 on the all-time scoring list — is most likely going to miss the playoffs. The Lakers (30-35) are 6 ½ games behind the Clippers for the 8th spot in the West heading into Thursday’s action.

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