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Magic Johnson: Los Angles Lakers need Phil Jackson to be face of organization

Mar 13, 2014, 10:44 AM EST

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A month and a half ago, Magic Johnson pledged to stop complaining about the Lakers.

He’s almost kind of sort of barely maybe trying to live up to that.

Magic:

Magic might as well have started that tweet with “No offense, but…”

Starting a message with expressing your love for someone doesn’t excuse complaining about their work directly after. The Busses haven’t hired Phil Jackson, and therefore, Magic is implicitly critiquing how they’ve handled the situation.

And for what?

Jackson is almost certainly headed to the Knicks. Is Magic trying to make a last-ditch effort to get the Zen Master to the Lakers? If so, will tweeting about really make it more likely to happen?

Magic is just creating divisions (or widening existing ones) and seeking attention – exactly what he pledged to stop doing.

Kobe Bryant isn’t happy with the Lakers, either, but he never promised  to play good solider. The Lakers should have known they’d be exposing themselves to Kobe’s critiques when they gave him a contract extension during one of the worst seasons in franchise history.

I’m not sure what they can do about Magic’s burns, besides take them and hope the relationship eventually heals.

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