LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Lakers legend Magic Johnson made an appearance Wednesday night via Zoom on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert to talk about this year’s NCAA Tournament and the return of fans in a limited capacity.
“You want them there to give you the energy, right,” Johnson said. “This is what happens, especially when you’re down in the game, a crowd can will you to victory, can bring you back, and so I think it’s going to be good for all of the college players to have some people there cheering — or even booing.”READ MORE: Hundreds Of Cars Roll Through Downtown For Second Night To Celebrate Mexican Independence Day
And while Johnson conceded Gonzaga is the favorite to take it all, he said he wasn’t going to count anyone out.READ MORE: 3 Injured After Shooting On Near North Side
“There’s about 10 teams that could actually win it all, and that’s what’s going to make it so exciting, because you don’t have the traditional powerhouse teams like you’ve had in the past, so you actually don’t know what’s going to happen,” he said. “So everybody get ready, because this year is going to be real March Madness.”MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Warm Weekend Ahead
Johnson’s full interview can be seen on The Late Show on CBS following the 11 p.m. newscast.