Fresh off of dishing out post-presidential election hot takes, such as this gem:
The American people have spoken loud and clear with their vote by electing Donald Trump as the next President of the United States.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) November 9, 2016
Earvin “Magic” Johnson has made the crucial decision to return to the ESPN NBA coverage team, where he will assuredly provide just as much as insight as he regularly does on Twitter.
Laker fans all over should be happy with the No. 2 pick because the Lakers will get another really good player.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) May 18, 2016
Magic, who will make his return to ESPN on Christmas Day, previously served as a studio analyst for ESPN from 2008 to 2013. In 2013, Magic departed the Worldwide Leader in Sports to focus on his ownership roles with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Sparks.
Rumor has it, some behind-the-scenes beef with co-host Bill Simmons had a lot to do with Johnson’s exit, as well. Of course, Simmons is long gone from ESPN now (and will almost certainly never return), so that could have been the driving force behind Magic deciding to revive his television career.
Magic Johnson will re-join NBA Countdown as a studio analyst this season: https://t.co/DLFLMqctLn
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) December 5, 2016
Regardless of the reasoning, NBA fans across the nation should be rejoicing that the most affable superstar in the history of sports will grace their TV screens once again as he offers what should definitely be some thought-provoking analysis.
The jury is still out on whether or not it will top fellow “retired-sports-superstar-turned-television-pundit” Michael Irvin’s stellar analysis, though.
MAN WHEN WE PLAYED IN THAT COLD WEATHER WE WAS COLD.
— Michael Irvin (@michaelirvin88) January 5, 2014