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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

NBA: Magic Johnson Says ‘Lakers Fans are Tired of Losing’

Posted by DJ Yeroc on 2:27 PM


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Magic Johnson is the king of stating the obvious and in his latest comments, the former Los Angeles Lakers star says their fans are now tired of losing.  From the Showtime Lakers to the prime Kobe era, the Lakers were royalty in the NBA for a LONG time.  They’ve since lost their biggest star, missed the playoffs for three consecutive years, posted the worst record in franchise history each of the past two seasons, and have gone through three coaches in the process.

“Fans have to be encouraged, but Lakers fans are tired of losing,” Johnson told Southern California News Group. “We’re trying as Lakers fans to still be patient. But it’s hard. We have to wait some more?”

The Lakers woes might explain why Johnson had dinner with Lakers co-owner Jeanie Buss before the two watched most of the team’s 127-121 loss to the Denver Nuggets together on Tuesday night at Staples Center.  Johnson, who hasn’t been listed as a Lakers vice president since last summer, said his dining with Buss has been common in recent years. While Johnson acknowledged he offered his opinions to Buss on the state of the franchise during their latest meeting, he did not provide specifics of what they discussed.

“You see spurts, but now they have to put 48 (minutes) together,” Johnson said. “The problem is we get two good quarters, 2½ and sometimes three. But then we put ourselves behind with one bad quarter. It takes so much energy to get back and it’s just not enough. You have to be (upset).”

Johnson also noted that the Lakers have made strides, and he praised new coach Luke Walton, players D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle, Lou Williams, and Nick Young.

Read more on The OC Register.

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