Basketball legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson recently voiced his frustrations with his former team Los Angeles Lakers after the team’s subpar performance. Lakers’ Rusell Westbrook had something to say about that.
On Saturday, the Lakers suffered a 36-point loss at the hands of Denver Nuggets. The defeat was the second-largest loss of LeBron James’ career. It’s also the first time since his rookie season that his team has been below .500, 43 games into the season.
In response to the shocking loss, Johnson took to Twitter to share his thoughts. He said lakers fans deserved a better effort and called out the team for lacking a “sense of urgency.”
After the game, Russell Westbrook addressed Johnson’s criticism. He said the ex-Lakers player is “entitled to his opinion” as he spoke to the ESPN reporters. He added, “I do not have a reaction.” The player claimed Johnson is not there with the team everyday and is not aware what’s going on internally.
“Magic’s entitled to his opinion. And he’s not here every day. He’s not around us every day. He’s not aware of what’s going on internally with us and trying to figure things out. But I have no response to that. … Like I said, everyone in this world is entitled to their opinion and that’s that.”
The Lakers are currently at 21-22 and in 7th place in the Western Conference. Only time will tell us when if the team can recover from this recent loss of form. Meanwhile, you can check out Johnson’s tweet below.
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