A Magic statue double-double take

We weren’t aware that they’ve got a Magic Johnson statue outside both Staples Center in L.A., and also one at the Breslin Center at Michigan State.

Weird how they look so much the same, eh?

Probably not.

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.

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