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Magic Johnson’s hilarious reaction to LaVar Ball question on ‘Kimmel’

On Wednesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, Magic Johnson broke down how he pulled off his latest trick -- bringing Lebron James to the Los Angeles Lakers. Johnson, the president of basketball operations for the Lakers, definitely had an interesting story to tell about how he presented his case to James, a 14-time NBA All Star. But Kimmel was more interested in what many casual fans were no doubt wondering about as well: LaVar Ball. When Kimmel asked Johnson if he spoke to Ball, the attention-hungry father of Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball, to make sure it was okay to sign James, all Johnson could do was laugh.I would have called you first before I called LaVar Ball, trust me,” Johnson said to Kimmel, much to the delight of the audience.If LaVar and his outlandish claims weren’t impressive enough for a phone call with Johnson, who was? Well, longtime Laker fan Denzel Washington for starters, according to Johnson. When pressed about who else put in calls, Johnson’s response was simply, “everybody.” That is until he was pressed by Kimmel a little further.“Everybody but the Pope,” Johnson clarified with a smile.Jimmy Kimmel Live airs weeknights at 11:35 on ABC.Check out how Kanye West’s #MAGA tweets caused a rift between Jonah Hill and his family:

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