The Chinese Magic Johnson's name is Sun Yue and he's a 6'9 Chinese point guard who is also fond of colorful sweaters, creating his own words that don't exist while speaking, and smiling no matter how serious the occasion. The Lakers drafted Sun in the second round of the 2007 draft, and the Eastern Magic will be playing for China's team in the Olympics. Kobe Bryant is reportedly excited to teach his new teammate all sorts of NBA tricks.
Can the Chinese Magic unseat Derek Fisher or steal away minutes from back-up Jordan Farmar? All without playing against real NBA competition? That remains to be seen. Until then, fingers are crossed for the blood test.
Lakers acquire Chinese 'Magic' [LA Daily News]