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Magic Johnson not happy about Celtics winning championship

Magic Johnson holds a microphone

February 20, 2022; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; NBA great Magic Johnson before the 2022 NBA All-Star Game at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Magic Johnson is not too happy about the Boston Celtics winning the NBA championship.

The Celtics on Monday beat the Dallas Mavericks 106-88 at TD Garden in Boston, Mass. to win the franchise’s 18th NBA championship. The Celtics winning the title gives them more than any team in NBA history, breaking a tie with the Lakers.

“I hate that the Celtics officially have more championships than us now,” Johnson wrote on X.

Johnson, of course, was a central figure in the huge rivalry between the Lakers and Celtics during the 1980s. The Lakers won five championships that decade, while the Celtics won three.

Johnson went on to praise Celtics GM Brad Stevens for making some big moves to help improve Boston’s chances of winning a title. Those moves included the acquisitions of Jrue Holiday and Kristaps Porzingis.

The Celtics went 64-18 in the regular season and were every bit as dominant during the postseason, losing just three games. Add it all together, and the team went 80-21 this season — good for a .792 winning percentage.


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