Magic Johnson is the most recognizable LA Laker, he’s on tv and now owns the Dodgers, so anytime anything happens with the Lakers conventional thinking is Magic had something to do with it.
This probably stems from last year when Magic was constantly hammering Mike Brown about the way the Lakers were playing and walking the ball up the court every possession.
Now, there’s nothing to say that Magic had anything to do with it, and the fact that he put his name on having a hand in getting rid of Paul Westhead, there’s nothing to suggest that he wouldn’t put his name on this one too.
Too often people are looking for someone to blame, and since Magic is always out there in the public eye he’s an easy target to blame for someone losing their job.
If I was involved w/ the firing of Mike Brown, I would own it like I did w/ Paul Westhead.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) November 12, 2012