Lyou Lakers consummated their debacle after falling to the Suns and be mathematically out of the play-in. The season has ended for them in the most disappointing way and the criticism that had been pouring over the team has intensified after its elimination. And not only on the part of his fans, plunged into a deep depression after this ridicule. personalities like Magic Johnsonliving legend of the Los Angeles team, have expressed their outrage..
The former player, one of the best in the history of the franchise, of which he became president of operations between 2017 and 2019did not bite his tongue after the bump of his team. Your disappointment has no limits. Outraged with his team’s disappointing season, he was very critical in the program First Take. “Stop making excuses, he even said.”
Whether it’s because of the individualities, whether it’s because of the defense, whether it’s playing together, the problem is that they make all those excuses, they make excuses again. Stop making excuses! This didn’t work, the pieces didn’t fit
When the interviewer asked if injuries had been the cause of the disastere, Magic ruled out that mitigating factor: “That can’t be the excuse, because Anthony Davis he was out last year and we made the playoffs… The responsibility is great here, and the Lakers have not assumed it throughout the season.”
The Los Angeles legend warmed up and gave free rein to all the rage he had inside: “Whether it’s because of the individualities, whether it’s because of the defense, whether it’s playing together, the problem is that they make all these excuses, they make excuses again. Stop making excuses! This didn’t work, the pieces didn’t fit,” she said.
Blame Fran Vogel for the disaster
And he does not blame the coach of the Lakers: “Last but not least, not everything depends on Frank Vogel… If the players don’t say that I have to improve next season, because everything indicates that they will come back with the same team… The ‘Big Three’ will have to return and it is they who are going to have to say: ‘We have to figure this out’.
There are many fans who they saw the disaster arrive long time. And Magic Johnson was no exception. In January he put on the disappointed fan scarf and charged his team with all his rage after a humiliating defeat: “After being crushed by the Nuggets 133-96-133we, as fans of the Lakerswe can accept that they beat us, but we deserve more than the lack of effort and lack of sense of urgency. owner Jeanie Bussyou deserve better,” he wrote in a tweet.
When you put on the purple and gold kit you have to be on a different level, they may not take a shot against anyone, but not giving maximum effort is unacceptable as a laker
That message felt so bad in the franchise, that shortly after he softened his message somewhat: “I’m a Laker,” he said. “I love the Lakers. I want to be around here helping. I sent that tweet for a reason. When you put on the purple and gold kit you have to be on a different level, and those guys have to understand that, you know. They can not put a shot before anyone, but not giving your best effort is unacceptable like lakers.”