Magic Johnson Wants the Lakers to Tank and ‘Lose Every Game’

by December 10, 2014

Los Angeles Lakers great Magic Johnson bleeds Purple and Gold, and only wants what’s best for the franchise.

And that means losing, and lots of it.

Magic told reporters Tuesday that he hopes the (6-16) Lakers lose every single game this season, and position themselves for the best possible draft pick next summer.

Per Newsday:

The iconic Lakers star went so far Tuesday as to say this: “I hope the Lakers lose every game, because if you’re going to lose, lose. I’m serious. If you’re going to lose, you have to lose, because you can’t be in the middle of the pack. You either have to be great or you have to be bad, to get a good [draft] pick.”


“The Lakers are in a good space, too, next summer if they can sign or trade for a talented guy. I’d rather be all the way bad than be in the middle.”


“When you have franchises that mean a lot to the league like the Knicks, the Lakers and the Celtics we don’t take too kindly to losing and change, but that’s what we’re going through now.”