Magic: "Im embarrassed to be associated with Lakers"

Magic: "Im embarrassed to be associated with Lakers"

Postby Shadow on Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:36 pm

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Magic Johnson has had enough with the Lakers ... saying the team's performance is so pathetic, he's embarrassed to be associated with the organization.

After Kobe Bryant and the Lake Show got blown out by the Boston Celtics 95 -116 last night, Magic went to Twitter and vented about his ex-team:

"Not sure if I was embarrassed for this Lakers team or embarrassed to be a former Laker, because of how they played against our rivals the Celtics last night."

And to add salt to the wound ... Magic followed up by giving props to Celtics star Kevin Garnett -- "Congrats to Kevin Garnett for scoring over 25,000 career points!"

Somewhere, Larry Bird is smiling.


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Re: Magic: "Im embarrassed to be associated with Lakers"

Postby JoelMyersScrotalSack on Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:39 pm

One game, Magic.
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Re: Magic: "Im embarrassed to be associated with Lakers"

Postby LTLakerFan on Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:43 pm

STFU Magic it's not about you. You sold your shares. Let's see how your guys' rediculously deep pockets perform on the field. Peter O'malley may say the same about your team if after all that money you guys are fighting for the wild card at end of the season.
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Re: Magic: "Im embarrassed to be associated with Lakers"

Postby ojdidit123 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:43 pm

Couldn't be happier to see this given the fans that will surely flame Magic for talking truth I'm embarrassed to call myself a fan of this team and you should all be too, this really is just disgraceful how poorly this team has played injuries or not they've just been awful too many times this season. I know Magic is an analyst but we flamed him when he called us old in 2011 and he was right on point so I am finding it tough to doubt or question him now.
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Re: Magic: "Im embarrassed to be associated with Lakers"

Postby Vasashi17 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:44 pm

This Lakers team and the way they have been managed is embarrassing. No ifs ands or buts about it! Let 'em have it, Magic...I really wonder how Chick would have called out this team.
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Re: Magic: "Im embarrassed to be associated with Lakers"

Postby jjin28 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:44 pm

Dude. Is Magic bipolar or something? He is going back and forth so bad.

Lebron's the best. Wait Kobe's the best....oh no....Actually Lebron's the best.
Hate Lakers team. So proud of this team. Hate this team again.....

Man...If all those Dodger moves don't work out this season, I hope Lakers call him out for bad management.
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Re: Magic: "Im embarrassed to be associated with Lakers"

Postby John3:16 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:46 pm

I turned off the TV last night in disgust. Only time this year I've done that. In fact, the only time in the last 10 years I've done that (that I remember). So I know where Magic is coming from.
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Re: Magic: "Im embarrassed to be associated with Lakers"

Postby nameant on Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:47 pm

Magic, your Lakers never got blown out by the Celtics? :man10:
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Re: Magic: "Im embarrassed to be associated with Lakers"

Postby khmrP on Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:49 pm

not the 1st time I heard this from magic :man10:
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Re: Magic: "Im embarrassed to be associated with Lakers"

Postby Balance&Options24 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:54 pm

Im no fan of what's going on but shouldn't Magic talk to the front office or Jerry Buss, instead of adding to the disfuncion
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Re: Magic: "Im embarrassed to be associated with Lakers"

Postby 432J on Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:55 pm

idk what's going on with magic

one minute he's so optimistic and the next minute he says this. make up your mind
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Re: Magic: "Im embarrassed to be associated with Lakers"

Postby ojdidit123 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:58 pm

khmrP wrote:not the 1st time I heard this from magic :man10:

The last time he said it we deserved it too back after that Game 4 slaughter against Houston in 2009.. At least we one a title that year...those were the days
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Re: Magic: "Im embarrassed to be associated with Lakers"

Postby Legendary on Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:58 pm

jjin28 wrote:Dude. Is Magic bipolar or something? He is going back and forth so bad.

Lebron's the best. Wait Kobe's the best....oh no....Actually Lebron's the best.
Hate Lakers team. So proud of this team. Hate this team again.....


He goes from one extreme to the other. There is no middle ground with his comments...ever.

So, when we start winning again (this season or next), I expect him to say how wonderful the franchise, fans, and city are...and that Kobe is the greatest player this side of Pluto.
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Re: Magic: "Im embarrassed to be associated with Lakers"

Postby khmrP on Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:59 pm

ojdidit123 wrote:
khmrP wrote:not the 1st time I heard this from magic :man10:

The last time he said it we deserved it too back after that Game 4 slaughter against Houston in 2009.. At least we one a title that year...those were the days


well that certainly had nothing to do with his comments though
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Re: Magic: "Im embarrassed to be associated with Lakers"

Postby Ice-Fire on Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:04 pm

Nothing can motivate this team, so if Magic is trying he's probably gonna fail.
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Re: Magic: "Im embarrassed to be associated with Lakers"

Postby Chillbongo on Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:04 pm

Balance&Options24 wrote:Im no fan of what's going on but shouldn't Magic talk to the front office or Jerry Buss, instead of adding to the disfuncion

The reason he sold his minority ownership share of the Lakers is because he absolutely deplores Dumb Piss. I mean Jum Biss. I mean Jim Buss.
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Re: Magic: "Im embarrassed to be associated with Lakers"

Postby ojdidit123 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:07 pm

well that certainly had nothing to do with his comments though

No it didn't but it points out that while yes he has said it before and it was perfectly reasonable to be embarrassed to associate with this team. It was deserved in 2009 and it was deserved now, its not permanent embarrassment hopefully but its still pretty embarrassing to call yourself a fan of this team. I sure as hell hide it now because I'm tired of the endless s**t talking when my fanship is mentioned. We were supposed to be the standard of this league now we are bottom of the barrell. At least the Bobcats are supposed to suck so they have no expectations we on the other hand have the world expected of us and deservedly so, I would love to again see the day when we rise to the challenge but our future has never looked quite so dim. At least when Shaq left we knew we still had Kobe and his prime to come, this time around the future is very uncertain
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Re: Magic: "Im embarrassed to be associated with Lakers"

Postby Ice-Fire on Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:08 pm

Chillbongo wrote:The reason he sold his minority ownership share of the Lakers is because he absolutely deplores Dumb Piss. I mean Jum Biss. I mean Jim Buss.


wasn't it because it was sold to Chaz "The Bartender"???
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Re: Magic: "Im embarrassed to be associated with Lakers"

Postby phoenixrisingla on Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:09 pm

No one who has been following over the years shold be shocked by this.

Magic LOVES to pile it on the Lakers when things are rough, but then try to represent bleeding Purp and Gold when things are great.

Love the guy, but he needs to shut his trap.
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Re: Magic: "Im embarrassed to be associated with Lakers"

Postby Ice-Fire on Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:13 pm

phoenixrisingla wrote:Love the guy, but he needs to shut his trap.


No he doesn't, he has the right to speak his mind. he is in fact the greatest Laker ever.... so if he's disgusted with the team let him voice his displeasure.
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Re: Magic: "Im embarrassed to be associated with Lakers"

Postby Kasumi on Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:14 pm

Don't worry Magic, the feeling is mutual. Lakers fans are embarrassed by your (former) association with the Lakers, post-playing days.

Magic was a great player and he's a great businessman, but he has no loyalty to the Lakers organization. He's trashed Kobe and the Lakers even when it wasn't deserved, all in the name of being a TV analyst. He can't have it both ways - either he's associated with the Lakers or he's not. If he is, then he should support the team externally and rip them internally. If he isn't, then rip them all you want but don't pretend to be a part of the organization.
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Re: Magic: "Im embarrassed to be associated with Lakers"

Postby phoenixrisingla on Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:17 pm

Ice-Fire wrote:
phoenixrisingla wrote:Love the guy, but he needs to shut his trap.


No he doesn't, he has the right to speak his mind. he is in fact the greatest Laker ever.... so if he's disgusted with the team let him voice his displeasure.


You could make an argument for KAJ, but thats not the point.

I love Magic and what he did for the franchise, but things like this serve no purpose.

Of course he can voice his displeasure. And we are perfectly within our rights as fans to convey the opinion that he needs to shut his trap and that jumping on the "Lakers Suck" bandwagon doesnt do ANYTHING.

You want to offer critical analysis of our game? Great, we need it.

Going out and saying he "embarrassed to be associated" with the lakers is just a cheap shot and alienates him from the organization, players, and fans.
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Re: Magic: "Im embarrassed to be associated with Lakers"

Postby Ice-Fire on Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:18 pm

SO because he voices his displeasure he has no loyalty? so I guess everyone would feel better if Magic was a homer ? :man8:
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Re: Magic: "Im embarrassed to be associated with Lakers"

Postby khmrP on Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:20 pm

Ice-Fire wrote:SO because he voices his displeasure he has no loyalty? so I guess everyone would feel better if Magic was a homer ? :man8:


he's only a homer when things are going well :freak2: otherwise he's slobbing all over the "King" jock.
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Re: Magic: "Im embarrassed to be associated with Lakers"

Postby lotus on Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:21 pm

Magic piles on the Lakers because of jim buss. Everyone knows that. And dammit he should. He, like others including myself, feel jim buss will destroy the future of this franchise. If a company looks to be in the hands of an incompetent dunce, regardless of the industry, they won't attract the talent.

Only the fact that the franchise is in L.A. and has a glorious history, in large part thanks to Magic, will we be able to attract top talent. Let Mitch walk away and watch what happens.
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