That's why Rodgers felt so special when Johnson recently compared the QB to Bird.
"To be compared to Larry, who I know Magic has the utmost amount of respect for, is way too big of a compliment," Rodgers said Tuesday on his ESPN Milwaukee radio show. "And I really appreciate that from Magic. I have a ton of respect for him and his career and what he's done, and the philanthropic things he's done off the court, as well."
"Larry, like the nickname suggests, is a legend," Rodgers said on his show. "The comparison really is very humbling for me."
Rodgers, a native of Chico, California, said his dad was a Lakers fan during the Johnson era. But Rodgers joked about being a bigger fan of Vlade Divac.
"The only one that could possibly compare would be maybe if he had said something about Vlade Divac," Rodgers said. "But I'll take Larry Bird."