Magic Johnson brushes aside Caitlin Clark and applauds Kamilla Cardoso: I’m really impressed

As March Madness unfolds, the women’s games continue to captivate fans with their thrilling performances.

Following intense matchups in the Final Four, anticipation builds for the national title showdown.

Among the spectators is basketball icon Magic Johnson, who, despite his admiration for Caitlin Clark’s clutch plays, has declared his allegiance to another player and team.

Magic Johnson.

In a stunning victory, South Carolina secured a commanding 78-59 win over NC State, propelled by Kamilla Cardoso’s stellar performance of 22 points and 11 rebounds.

Meanwhile, the clash between UConn and the Hawkeyes was marred by controversy as a contentious referee decision deprived the Huskies of a chance to turn the tide in the final moments.

Despite the debate surrounding the officiating, the stage is set for an electrifying championship game between the Gamecocks and the Hawkeyes, reviving memories of their intense encounter in the 2023 Final Four.

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Magic hails Cardoso

Johnson, known for his outspoken support, wasted no time in expressing his admiration for both teams.

While acknowledging Caitlin Clark’s brilliance, he also lauded Hannah Stuelke for her contributions, emphasizing the collective effort of the Hawkeyes.

Magic Johnson Calls Kamilla Cardoso's South Carolina “Best Team in the  Country” as Caitlin Clark's Final Battle Awaits - EssentiallySports

“Another great all around performance for South Carolina to advance to the NCAA National Championship game,” Magic wrote on X.

“I’m really impressed with how Kamilla Cardoso carried her team on the offensive end in the first half.

Coach of the Year Dawn Staley said Ashlyn Watkins would be a key player to get the win and she showed up by grabbing 20 rebounds off the bench, the new NCAA tournament record! Congrats to the entire team and coaching staff for a chance at a perfect season on Sunday!”

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