The L.A. version is really a knock off of the East Landsing, Mich., version.
The same guy did ’em both.
As ESPN showed us during the Indiana-Michigan State broadcast today, Magic was able to go to work today and walk past a statue of himself before sitting with Dick Vitale and Mike Tirico on the telecast.
Omri Amray of Highland Park, Ill., is credited with sculpturing the 12-foot Johnson creation sitting in Michigan, dedicated in 2003.
The L.A. piece, standing 17 feet tall, was put up in 2004. It is credited to Amrany and Gary Tillery.