During a recent appearance on ESPN, Johnson had some high praise for James, as he said that the Lakers forward was probably the best “all-around” player of all time. However, Johnson said that when it comes to the greatest player ever, he’s still going with Jordan. “First of all, let’s not take anything away from LeBron James,” Johnson said. “Because LeBron James is a great basketball player, one of the all-time greatest that’s ever played the game. LeBron James to me, when you think about all-around basketball players, he’s probably the best of all time. An all-around basketball player. But when you want to say ‘who’s the greatest ever’ it’s still Michael Jordan.”
January 24, 2021 | 2:20 pm EST Update
D’Angelo Russell hasn’t stopped moving for over 10 years. Like a life form that needs to stay in motion to survive, Russell’s basketball career since he was a teenager has been all about movement. This transitory existence has become habitual and unfortunately familiar. It’s what Russell knows, even if it’s not how he would prefer to have spent his life.
“You get numb to it,” the Timberwolves guard said. “Things you used to care about, you don’t care about. You come across so many people as well and you become numb to them as well. I don’t know. You’re kind of numb to all feeling. … I’m not used to real feelings.”
Even though it took him a circuitous route to get here, it’s something Russell hopes he has found in Minnesota as the point guard of the future and present — someone the Wolves hope to build around along with Towns. “Now, when I come home, I’m unpacking the bags,” said Russell, who turns 25 on Feb. 23. “My kitchen is stocked. My laundry is put up. It’s not just somewhere that I could just grab and go.”
Chris Kirschner: For tonight’s game at Milwaukee: Clint Capela (right hand soreness) is questionable. Trae Young (back spasm) is questionable. Bogdan Bogdanovic (avulsion fracture, right knee) is out. Kris Dunn (right ankle surgery) is out.
The news was broken late last month by the NBA’s preeminent news breaker. “The fan rights of lifelong Lakers fan Tony Finau have been acquired by the Utah Jazz,” ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported in a video he recorded for the golfer, “I’m told for a heavily protected first-round pick and a couple of Titleist balls they dug out of the lake.”