After not living up to the expectations in his maiden season with the Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James is off to an incredible start in the ongoing 2019-20 National Basketball Association (NBA) season. 

James has been impressive in the Purple and Gold jersey so far this season as he and Anthony Davis ⁠— Small and Power forwards ⁠— have been striking well for the Lakers, who are sitting atop of the points table with a 12-2 record in the West Conference.

Several fans and pundits have begun to speculate that if James continues to impress in the same way and avoids any kind of major injury, he sure will be a strong contender for 202 Most Valuable Player (MVP). One of the biggest supporters of James right now, not surprisingly, is former Lakers legend, Magic Johnson.

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James gestures while playing against the Brooklyn Nets on October 10, 2019 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China LeBron James Photo: AFP / HECTOR RETAMAL

Johnson took to social media to heap praise on James. "LeBron this season is averaging 25 points & 11.1 assists making him #1 in assists. If he continues at this pace he will definitely be the league MVP this season! No one is playing better than him & what’s scary is his story is still being written!" Johnson tweeted

While Lakers did not flourish under Johnson's tenure as their president of basketball operations, they sure made a jackpot signing as they had reached an agreement with free-agent James on a four-year contract ahead of the previous season. But, they had failed to sign Point Forward Davis. 

Even though James failed last season to live up to his hype, he always had Johnson's back.  Lakers, who have won 16 championships, have not tasted success since 2010 and the former Lakers' player has been constantly insisting that James can bring back the Los Angeles-based team to title contention.

In the 2018-19 season, which was Johnson's last as Lakers' president, the team finished in the 10th place in the Western Conference. In comparison to that, they certainly look to have a more realistic chance of dominating the Western Conference and winning the NBA championship title this season.