Before the Lakers hosted the Boston Celtics on Sunday, Magic Johnson spoke about how much Kobe Bryant meant to him, the city of Los Angeles and the world.

Johnson, who spoke alongside a panel of former Lakers and Celtics players in front of a select group of season ticket holders and reporters, recalled when he first heard of Bryant after he worked out with the Lakers in 1996 as a teenager out of Lower Merion High School.

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Johnson went on to marvel at some of the things Bryant accomplished in his career.

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