NBA superstar Magic Johnson has opened up about his close relationship with Michael Jackson.
Johnson and the King Of Pop had been friends since the early 1970s, befriending Michael during the Jackson 5 days, when he would accompany the brothers on tours. Reflecting on those days he said;
“Michael Jackson, he was such a perfectionist. You know, see him look in a mirror for two hours, working on his moves without his brothers.”
One time the basketball star invited Michael to an LA Lakers game, but Michael only reluctantly agreed as he thought the fans wouldn’t let him watch it in peace. Johnsons says;
“He was right. He sat down; people went crazy. They were running from upstairs, the sides. We had to stop the game to get him out.”
This happened a lot for Michael during his lifetime, often having to turn down the chance to watch something he would enjoy, as to avoid stealing the limelight.
Source: Variety & MJWN