Magic Johnson is one of the greatest players to ever touch a basketball, but his work as a television analyst leaves a lot to be desired. He and the rest of the ESPN NBA Countdown crew can be incredibly hard to listen to at times, which is why fans hold up signs like this behind them. Like many others, Aaron Rodgers is not a fan of Magic’s commentary.
Rodgers took to Twitter Friday night after (presumably) watching the Miami Heat defeat the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. He packed a serious punch with one short tweet. Not only did he rip Magic, he also took aim at Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden.
Magic is quickly becoming the John Gruden of ESPN NBA coverage. Everybody is the greatest everything. #bedtime
— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) June 21, 2013
He has a point. Magic and Gruden are similar in that they shower players with over-the-top praise, although Gruden doesn’t annoy me nearly as much as Johnson. I’ve actually kind of grown to enjoy the former Tampa Bay Bucs’ coach’s “this guy” and “that guy” jargon. Nevertheless, it sounds like Rodgers has a bone to pick with ESPN in general. He’s certainly not the only one.