Friday, January 31st, 2014 at 11:00 am  |  18 responses

Magic Johnson Vows to Stop Criticizing the Los Angeles Lakers

Here’s a rare bit of good news for Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni and owner Jim Buss. From now on, Magic Johnson is gonna try really, really hard not to rip you in the press. (Though, of course, we have our doubts about Magic’s commitment to this newfound Twitter stance):

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  • DJ_BobbyPeru

    Most of his criticisms are legitimate, though. No need for him to censor himself.

  • LakeShow

    You are all over the place Magic…

    Split personality?

  • LakeShow

    When have the Lakers had a fully intact, healthy, willing squad last?

    His complaints are illegitimate, because Nick Young shouldn’t be a teams best scorer and also expect success.

  • JJ Jones

    This is just reeks of insecurity.

  • robb

    Magic, millions of people have a lot of respect for you. Please stop it.

  • robb

    Yes, most of his criticisms are legitimate, the problem is those criticisms are preceded by totally opposite points of view.

  • hashzz

    Magic is bi polor…..Lakers nation knows this team sucks, but he shouldn’t be publicly bashing the Lakers brand. If he truly had a problem with things, I’m quite sure he had Mitch k # or jim buss, call them. He has been acting like a brat lately. Seeing the Lakers lose its hurtful, but this just isn’t our year.

  • shockexchange

    Magic already got Paul Westhead fired and Norm Nixon traded. Now he’s gunnin’ for Mike D’Antoni too? *facepalm*

  • Doug

    Magic LOVES the Lakers and that’s why he can’t keep his mouth shut. Magic Johnson was one of the best Lakers, won multiple championships, was a Laker for life and was like a son to Dr. Buss. Magic knows that everything that is going on with this team is making Jerry Buss turn over in his grave so it’s gotta be super hard for him to witness all of this. Especially when it was all so simple…they should’ve hired Phil Jackson. Contrary to what Magic Johnson says he won’t be able to keep his mouth shut because Jim Buss is gonna keep rolling out the stupid over and over…just watch.

  • Jay Brodes

    magic should be running the team..he knows what he is talking about and has a lot of valid points to be honest!

  • Harvey

    This seems as if somebody told him to say this, almost like an apology of sorts. Does he really mean it? I don’t think he does…
    Just need Kobe back to save the Lakers.

  • SactoRiseUp!

    Nope. Hes just a wishy washy lakers fan who likes to hear himself talk. Quite Similar to the rest of the Lakers fan base.

  • LakeShow

    Oooh nice one.

    Burned Kings fan I presume.

  • Kathy Miller


    ★★★ ★�★★ ★★★⥭★ ★★★Magic LOVES the Lakers and that’s why he can’t keep his mouth shut. Magic Johnson was one of the best Lakers,

  • JJ Jones

    Honestly magic cant be this dumb right? Great player HORRENDOUS commentator. He always sees things in the moment and has NO perspective long term whatsoever. This man praised jim buss for getting steve nash and dwight but because injuries killed the lakers last season he wants to back track and call them bad moves? Not to mention the man just lost his father give him a damn break. The lakers are three years removed from a title it hasn’t been that damn long. Jim buss pulled off what was to perceived to be 3 blockbuster moves in the span of a year. Be should know better than anyone that the lakers will be back at some point then again hes so reactionary that he probably forgets this.

  • doug

    Yeah what the hell is Magic tryin’ to do…make the Lakers good or something?

  • The Seed

    Magic keep coming at the Lakers, Please, we need new management bad.

  • Ugh

    Gave both of you an upvote. Well played each!