Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan were set to face off in a 1-on-1 game at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in 1990. Jack Nicholson, a Hollywood star and Lakers superfan, bet on Jordan to win, which led to criticism and questioning of his loyalty to the Lakers. Johnson, however, dismissed Nicholson's prediction and believed in his own abilities. The event was eventually canceled, causing disappointment for both players. The NBA and Isiah Thomas also played a role in the cancellation. Overall, the missed opportunity left fans unsatisfied and raised questions about the decision-making process.