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"The Magic Man" Magic Johnson mix (made by NPZ) [ULTIMATE MIX]

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Published on Nov 11, 2011

A film created in honor of Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Chick Hearn and posted on 11/11/11 (because Mag could get that kind of triple double with only 11 points, get it? Plus, it's 11/11/11, cmon). Anyway, Bill Simmons wrote that Magic was one of the major superstars for whom no one has made a definitive video "mix" or compilation. This is my attempt at correcting that.
--I don't prefer "mix" style videos that are set to music, so I tried to edit clips while using the original play by play. My intent was to demonstrate Magic's intelligent court awareness and passing ability; his cleverness and showmanship, his left and right handed traditional hooks (a shot that retired along with him); and his uncanny knack of hitting big shots and long bombs even on occasions when he just heaved the ball up.
--Props to my friend Davo (YT nym DavoBirmingham2) for necessary post-production work. Props to fans of any age and any affiliation who appreciate this era of basketball. Thanks to Larry B, Mike B, and Jim B.

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DH Thomas
DH Thomas1 year agoHighlighted comment
nonplayerzealot4: thanks for making this AWESOME video with no stupid-ass music. The voices of the announcers and the crowds are much better.
Jared Banks
This dude is incredible. Some of these passes look like NBA Live glitches. On offense you better keep your hands up, because you might think he can't see you, but he sees you, knows exactly where you are, and where you're going next. Magic was one of those rare players who would not score a single point and lead the team to victory.  In my opinion, he's the greatest Laker of all-time. 
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MrAceFab
his court vision was from another planet
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Sneakersquared
admit you had to watch again some of his passes when you didnt get it
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Ball Is Life
Best passer ever. No really close.
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Wandering Wade
As basketball is a team game I think Magic is the greatest ever. He made all of his teammates better.
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Kawhi MJ Leonard
Was he fouled? No Did he make a miraculous shout? Yes Has he ever done it before? You bet he has Will he ever do it again? Time and time again Chick Hearn RIP
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Porschen Hund
He's more interested in passing than score.
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William Cooper
My goodness... Today's players have so much to learn... This man was a Genius. Someone said Lebron and/or Ben Simmons has this gift... Are you sure?
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blueboyV
I still wonder how he gets these passes through. He literally has a feel for the game because theres no way he sees all his teammates before passing to them, he must just feel theyre there. He runs the break, has two options, a teammate on the left and on the right, he looks left so i assume its a no look pass to the right (hes seen his teammate on the right earlier when the break started, so he knows hes there) but instead he does a no look pass to his teammate behind him who he never saw at all, never made eye contact and he couldnt have seen him through his peripheral vision because hes behind him. Magic must of really had eyes behind his head too. Being his teammate must of been one of the greatest experiences ever. 
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