My grandmother always told me “If you don’t have anything nice to say about a person, keep it to yourself.”
Initially Magic Johnson, who was vocal in his disapproval of the Mike Brown hire, said in the future he would remain quiet if he didn’t have anything nice to say.
Well Jersey Girl Fam, all bets are off. Tuesday Magic tweeted that he was “in mourning”that Phil Jackson was not hired as the Lakers Head Coach; then he further expressed his displeasure on ESPN’s “NBA Countdown” later that night.
“I love Dr. Buss, but I don’t believe in Jim Buss. He’s made two critical mistakes already,” said Johnson.
Wow! Tell us how you really feel Magic! And while everyone is certainly entitled to their own opinion is it right for Magic to call out Buss so publicly? True Magic is an Laker royalty an undoubtedly one of the basketball greats of all time- but the Lakers aren’t his team. And sometimes shouldn’t “family ” keep their disagreements private?
In fact last time I checked Magic was part of the Los Angeles Dodgers owners and management. He is a respected businessman and seems to have a “magic” touch wherever he goes, which is what the Dodgers are hoping for.
I’m sure Magic wouldn’t want some ex-Dodgers questioning his authority or front-office decisions.
Laker General Manager Mitch Kupchak said that Laker Management ultimately decided that D’Antoni was a better fit for the team.
“Without going into great detail, some of our guys, I don’t think would be very successful in the triangle. ”
For now Laker players seem to be excited at D’Antoni’s hiring and for now maybe that’s all that matters.
This is not the first time that Magic has voiced his unhappiness with Jim Buss and the outcome of his latest hire’s success remains to be seen.
Asked by ESPNLosAngeles.com if he had heard Johnson’s criticisms, Jim Buss replied,
“But I believe in Magic as I always have”
That’s the politically correct answer folks, suffice it to say that right now the Lakers have lost their “magic”
Your Jersey Girlfriend,