Sacramento Kings Almost Drafted Magic Johnson For $200K Per Year Until His Father Stopped The Deal: “You’ve Been Broke For 18 Years, You Can Be Broke For One More Year”

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By Divij Kulkarni Magic Johnson said the Sacramento Kings, who were then in Kansas City, offered him $200,000 per year if he joined them in the 1978 NBA DraftMagic Johnson was tempted by the offer, but his father stepped in to say noMagic Johnson’s father told him that he could live one more year being broke just as he had for most of his young lifeMagic Johnson is arguably the greatest Los Angeles Lakers player of all time, but his story could have been entirely different. He was drafted with the No. 1 overall pick by the Lakers in the 1979 NBA Draft, but that could have ended up differently….

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