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NBA stars react to Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin fight conclusion

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There’s a new WBC and WBA middleweight champion in town and he goes by the name of Canelo Alvarez. The hard-hitting Mexican landed the punches that count and eventually handed Gennady Golovkin the first loss of his professional career. The boxing world was put on notice for this fight and even NBA stars had their own take on its ending.

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James could not hold back the hype after being pleased with the 12-round megafight.

James’ boss in Hall of Famer Magic Johnson was just as impressed and was quick to congratulate the victor.

Fellow NBA legend Scottie Pippen had a great view himself.

Now comes the divide as some NBA stars felt that the outcome wasn’t justified.

Retired player and former All-Star Jermaine O’Neal have had his own fight moments inside the NBA court — most infamous of which had left what’s probably the biggest scar on the league’s reputation in terms of providing fun and safe family entertainment live.

O’Neal has a point, but the analytics guys from CompuBox observed differently.

With all this and even without any official confirmation, the real question on a third installment which the boxing world absolutely deserves is “when.” To help out the organizers, Lakers great Mychal Thompson offered an intriguing idea.

Let’s see how everything unfolds.