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Magic Johnson tweet unofficially signifies return of NBA season

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The NBA is back! Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson has unofficially signified the return of the 2019-20 NBA season by offering a “deep” analysis of the Lakers’ chances to win the 2020 NBA championship.

Following Avery Bradley’s decision to sit out the rest of the season, Johnson strongly believes the road to the title for LeBron James and company will become more difficult:

You don’t say?

We surely missed you, Magic. The five-time NBA champion is notorious for these hilarious Captain Obvious tweets. Johnson nailed it right on the head with this one.

Bradley announced Tuesday his decision to opt out of the NBA restart in Orlando, Florida this July. The 6-foot-2 guard cited family concerns in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as his main reason for sitting out.

As Johnson said, this will definitely be a blow for the Lakers because Bradley is one of their top perimeter defenders. He offers a ton of energy and tenacity when defending some of the best point guards in the league.

Bradley, who signed a two-year $9.7 million deal with the Lakers last summer, started 44 games this season. In his 49 total appearances, the defensive guard turned in averages of 8.6 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 24.2 minutes per game.

Rumors suggest the Lakers are looking to sign JR Smith as Bradley’s replacement. Smith, a former teammate of LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers, is nowhere near the defender Bradley is. However, he does provide the Lakers a streaky shooter who can get hot at any point of the game.