Around half an hour after the Lakers were finished getting blown out by the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night, Magic Johnson decided he had seen enough, and (seemingly) turned to the woman who follows him around and sends his tweets for him and gave her an instruction: That it was time to blast this team for quitting on the job with no warning, and leaving Lakers governor Jeanie Buss out to dry.
Here was the final form of that regurgitated analysis, which Johnson hilariously did not allow people to reply to:
After being blown out by the Nuggets 133-96, we as @Lakers fans can accept being outplayed but we deserve more than a lack of effort and no sense of urgency. Owner @JeanieBuss, you deserve better.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) January 16, 2022
Johnson hasn’t often criticized the team publicly since he quit his job as Lakers president of basketball operations, but it’s clear that he’s not happy with the way the Lakers are heading, or how they did the basketball version of telling the media they were quitting without letting the team owner know first on Saturday.
And hey, he’d know better than anyone how messed up that is.
Russell Westbrook, the only player who had a chance to respond to Johnson’s tweet after the loss, said “I do not have a reaction” when queried about Johnson’s analysis.
“Everybody’s entitled, in this world, to their opinion regardless of what that is. You can either take it and run with it, or take it and put it in one ear and out the other or you can not respond to it. Magic’s entitled to his opinion, and he’s not here every day. He’s not around us every day. He’s not aware kind of what’s going on internally with us and trying to figure things out,” Westbrook said. “Like I said, everybody in this world is entitled to their opinion.”
Even — and maybe especially? — Magic Johnson, who continues to be the most unintentionally entertaining man on Twitter.
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