Magic Johnson Credits Taylor Swift for Expanding NFL Audience
Magic Johnson believes Taylor Swift has brought a new audience to football.
The former basketball great waxed lyrical about Taylor’s influence on the National Football League as he hosted Magic Johnson’s Mount Rushmore Super Bowl Bash during the NFL’s biggest event.
“It’s wonderful because now you got fans that probably were not watching the games or interested in the games watching the games because of her,” Magic Johnson, real name Earvin, explained.
“Travis is such an amazing tight end and player. She’s such an amazing and worldwide figure, so it goes hand in hand, him as a football player, her as a superstar artist and so, coming together, they’re the new power couple…”
Funnily enough, Magic Johnson, 64, was not the first basketball legend to sing the couple’s praises this month. Shaquille O’Neal, 51, also shared his feelings about Taylor and Travis at his Shaq’s Fun House pre-Super Bowl show.
“I wouldn’t give any advice to him. I’m not the expert on that,” Shaq said. “Hopefully they last forever and they get married and have beautiful children.”