When Magic Johnson tweets, people pay attention. Even if it’s to laugh at the sometimes bizarre way it comes out — you know, as if a paid staffer is regurgitating what he says out loud, word for word.
This brings us to Tuesday morning, where the “magic man” on his Twitter account repped the home team from his home state: The Detroit Lions.
Johnson’s tweet, seen below, congratulates the Lions and specifically points out his support for receivers Amon-Ra St. Brown, Jameson Williams and return specialist Kalif Raymond.
“I’m so happy for everybody in my home state Michigan! The @Lions are on a 3 game win streak, won 6 out of the last 7 games, & are one of the most exciting teams to watch in the NFL! I love the WR core especially my man @amonra_stbrown & @bigsgjamo . Plus Kalif Raymond has been 🔥!”
The love from the former Michigan State basketball standout and Los Angeles Lakers legend comes on the heels of the Lions’ clutch 20-17 victory at the New York Jets on Sunday, keeping them alive in the NFC playoff hunt. They are a half-game behind Washington for the seventh and final playoff spot, but are slight favorites to grab it at 40%, compared to competitors Washington (35%) and Seattle (30%), according to FiveThirthyEight.com.
The Lions are perhaps the best story in the NFL right now, becoming a popular topic on sports talk shows, after winning six of seven games to climb to 7-7 on the season, after a dreadful 1-6 start. They might even be a top-10 team right now. So it’s no surprise the ever-positive Johnson is on board.
Johnson, from Lansing, was in Detroit in November hosting a food drive.