Magic Johnson praised Adam Silver for the creation of the In-Seaon tournament.
he newly introduced NBA In-Season Tournament has been making waves in the sports world, earning praise from fans, players, and basketball legends alike. Among the most notable comes from NBA icon Magic Johnson, who recently took to social media to express his excitement and appreciation for the innovative tournament format.
In his social media post, Magic Johnson applauded NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and his team for their successful organization of the tournament. “I want to give a big shoutout to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and his staff for putting on an electrifying in-season tournament! You can tell the players are into the tournament because the games are exciting and engaging night after night,” Johnson expressed. His enthusiasm was palpable as he shared his plans to watch the upcoming games, especially highlighting his anticipation for the Los Angeles Lakers’ matchup against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Johnson’s praise didn’t stop there. He specifically mentioned his eagerness to watch players like Giannis Antetokounmpo, Damian Lillard, and Tyrese Haliburton, whose performances have been particularly impressive. Haliburton’s display of skill led Johnson to say that he deserves an All-Star spot this year.
The tournament, which aims to inject high-energy and playoff-like excitement into the regular NBA season, has transformed the dynamics of early-season games. Previously viewed as less consequential, these games now carry increased significance, creating a more engaging experience for the fans.
The Final Four begins Thursday
This Thursday, the action continues at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, where the Lakers will face off against the New Orleans Pelicans. Before this much-anticipated game, Tyrese Haliburton and the Indiana Pacers are set to battle it out with the Milwaukee Bucks.
The winners will advance to a final showdown on Saturday. The champions of this inaugural NBA In-Season Tournament will not only earn the prestigious title but also a significant prize, with each player on the winning team taking home $500,000.
LeBron James, another NBA legend, has already voiced his admiration for Commissioner Silver’s efforts, calling him a ‘genius’ for his role in orchestrating the tournament. With such high-profile endorsements and the palpable excitement among players and fans, the NBA In-Season Tournament is well on its way to becoming a staple of the basketball season.