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Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson will be joining ESPN as a studio analyst for the network's NBA coverage, according to a report in the Sports Business Daily, a sister publication of Los Angeles Business.
Johnson will be introduced on a conference call today.
According to the report, Johnson will make his debut with the net on ABC’s “GMC NBA Countdown” before a Christmas Day tripleheader. Johnson had previously served as an analyst on TNT.
Johnson played for the Lakers from 1979-1991, and part of the 1995-96 season. He also served briefly as Lakers coach during the 1993-94 NBA season.
ESPN and ABC are owned by the Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS).