July 8, 2019 | 10:02pm
| Updated July 8, 2019 | 11:02pm
Magic Johnson may be gone, but the “Showtime” Lakers are making a comeback.
The Lakers plan on starting LeBron James at point guard next season, according to Yahoo Sports. It should be a seamless transition for the 34-year-old, who despite being listed as a forward, has always served as the de facto floor general. James has often been compared to Johnson, who only an inch taller at 6-foot-9, commanded the legendary Lakers of the 1980s.
The move should also help preserve James’ body, as he approaches the rarefied 60,000-minute mark in year 17.
Los Angeles traded last year’s starting point guard Lonzo Ball, a part of the blockbuster to land superstar Anthony Davis. And though the Lakers recently brought back Rajon Rondo, the 33-year-old is more suited to come off the bench.