WATCH: Magic Johnson Selects Moe Wagner for the Lakers

WATCH: Magic Johnson Selects Moe Wagner for the Lakers

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WATCH: Magic Johnson Selects Moe Wagner for the Lakers


Magic Johnson, the most famous MSU Spartan, personally made the call to select Michigan’s Moe Wagner.


WATCH: Magic Johnson Selects Moe Wagner for the Lakers

The Lakers have an interesting front office dynamic.

The most famous Spartan in the world, Magic Johnson, is the President of Basketball Operations.

And on the other side of the table is his braintrust in one sense, but his diametrical opposition in another, as the Lakers general manager position belongs to Rob Pelinka — the former Michigan point guard, co-captain, and only player in NCAA history to be a part of three Final Four teams.

The two sat in a room and had a decision to make. And, ultimately, the diehard green and white Magic (along with Pelinka) chose to put the rivalry aside and go blue.

It had to be painful for Magic to tell the league office he was selecting a player from Michigan. Thankfully, the Lakers had cameras on him and Pelinka, and we got a glimpse of that special moment.

First, Magic had to actually make the pick:

Then, Pelinka pointed out the obvious:

Regardless of the rivalry or who picked him, rest assured, Moe Wagner is thrilled to be the Lakers selection.

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