Los Angeles Lakers Magic Johnson says he is second best player ever because of rings

November 16, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; NBA players Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Irvin “Magic” Johnson on stage during the ceremony unveiling the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar statue in front of the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

How do you define greatness? It’s a topic that’s never had a true answer, though clearly former Los Angeles Lakers great Magic Johnson thinks greatness should be defined by the amount of championship rings one has.

Case in point? From Magic’s Twitter account:

NBA Championship rings are all that matter; Jordan 6, Me 5, Bird 3, LeBron 2 and Dr. J 1.

Now, I’m not exactly sure where Magic is going here (also take note he leaves out Kobe who has five rings. Ouch) considering there are a ton of players with far more rings than him who are clearly sub-par in terms of talent. Do their rings mean less? Aren’t rings the result of team play?

Magic’s random ring talk was in response to a recent comment from LeBron James where the Miami Heat star named his top three players of all time: Michael Jordan, Dr. J and Larry Bird.

Feeling slighted, Magic didn’t exactly agree with James’ selections:

Lebron is entitled to his opinion, but I still think that he and I have a similar game and that’s why I LOVE to watch him play!

Topics: Larry Bird, Lebron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan

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