Magic Johnson tells Prince, Michael Jordan trash-talking stories

Friday May 20th, 2016

Magic Johnson sat down with Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday, and told two incredible stories about Prince and Michael Jordan.

Johnson discussed his relationship with the late rock star, who was known for his love of basketball. Magic said he played basketball with Prince once, and the artist believed his jump shot was as good as his guitar skills.

Johnson also told the story of the only time he trash talked Michael Jordan, which happened during the Olympic Dream Team practices in 1992. Johnson clearly regrets the incident, because Jordan dominated their scrimmage after the trash talk and—says Johnson—scored the greatest basket he’d ever seen.

Earlier in the show, Johnson also discussed his relationship with Kobe Bryant.

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