Magic Johnson was accused of 'trolling' the LA Lakers early on Wednesday after tweeting a list of players he determined to be 'great ones' from which he omitted Kobe Bryant.
The former LA Lakers superstar managed to avoid controversy with the inclusions of Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and LeBron James. But, after throwing Kevin Durant into the mix, many were left wondering why Kobe did not make the cut.
Bryant is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished players to ever have put on his sneakers in the NBA and, only last week, celebrated the anniversary of the second-highest individual points total in the history of the league.
So why did Magic leave him out? Considering the pair each enjoy legendary status with the Lakers, it would surely have been a safe bet for Magic to put Bryant in his list. The 54-year-old has since put out a second tweet which may have suggested he made a mistake.
After being widely panned for the omission, Magic posted a another list of 'great ones' ('great twos'?) in which Kobe was included, along with another ex-Laker - Shaquille O'Neal.
Magic tweeted: "The great ones Shaq, Kobe, Dr. J, Isiah, Duncan, Olajuwon, Barkley can put their team on their back and win!"
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