According to his Twitter feed, Magic Johnson has already met with Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton. Upon his re-hiring, Johnson said he would play a role in both the business and basketball parts of the organization, and having already met with D’Angelo Russell, his focus has apparently turned to the coaching side of things.
(I guess here’s where I could mention how great a coach Magic was back in the day, but that’d just be mean. Anywho.)
Based on the bits of knowledge consistently shared on that magical Twitter feed, one can’t help but wonder what kind of lessons he’d impart upon such a meeting with the Lakers’ head coach.
Have to imagine they’d sound something like this:
First lesson: Score more points than the opposition. You cannot win games if you fail to do this.
Second lesson: When playing defense, the key is to make sure the other team scores as few points as possible. The fewer the points, the better.
Third lesson: When playing offense, the key is to score as many points as possible. The more points, the better.
Fourth lesson: Regarding the second and third lessons, however you want to go about those things is really your call. I’m just here to point out what has to be done.
Fifth lesson: If you want to develop the kids, you have
to read them books on what it takes to be a Laker play them as much as you can.
So, with that bit of otherwise unattainable knowledge, Luke Walton is finally ready to lead this Lakers organization to the promised land.
In all seriousness, players and coaches having conversations with Magic can’t hurt. It’s good to see him bought in to as fervently as he’s seemed.