The 60-year-old Lakers legend, who jogged across the US, leaves the former NBA champion stumped with his unreal athleticism: ‘I couldn’t jog up the stairs’

NBA players are among the fittest athletes in the world. They spend millions on themselves to be in top form throughout their careers. Quite often many stop making the same efforts after they are done with their playing career. Not all do, however, as a 60-year-old Los Angeles Lakers legend jogging across the country left a former NBA champion stunned.

Magic Johnson is one of the greatest to have ever played this game. He was a 6-foot-9 point guard who revolutionized the game of basketball.


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Until Magic came into the league, point guards weren’t that big. He dominated his opponents on the court with his sheer size and athleticism. He also won 5 titles and 3 MVP awards throughout his career. Even after his retirement, he made sure to stay fit.

Salley was stunned to watch Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson go for a morning jog

John Salley, a former four-time champion, spoke about how NBA players stay fit and make a career out of it. He says players should invest in their bodies to keep them fit throughout their careers. He says that if players treated their bodies like Formula 1 cars, they would play at the same level.


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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 11: Earvin “Magic” Johnson attends the Ryan Gordy Foundation Celebrates 60 Years of Mowtown at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills on November 11, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/WireImage)

Salley talks about a time when he was stunned. He says, ” So I always talk, like when guys invest their money and take care of their bodies. I was driving my wife, she works in Beverly Hills… It’s about 7am. And I see Magic Johnson jogging through Beverly Hills. That must have been 5 years ago”

“I wouldn’t jog up the stairs, he’s jogging on concrete and he’s in his 60s. So when you see people who know how to keep their body moving or how it works for them, it’s definitely a body in motion… And it has to be a diet. “


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Magic has remained in decent shape despite being retired almost 3 decades ago. He cares about business and corporations, but he cares about his body.

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