MAGIC Johnson ripped into the Lakers after a humiliating 48-point loss to the Jazz on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) as the Lakers remained on track for their worst season ever.
Already in the bottom of the Western Conference, Johnson pointed out there is not a semblance of a fight in the Lakers as they finish up the tough season.
The loss to Utah was bad because the Lakers didn't put up a fight, hustle and it looked like they were out there going through the motions.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) March 29, 2016
The Basketball Hall of Famer had earlier this season said he was at a loss for words when the Lakers absorbed a 40-point demolition at the hands of Oklahoma City Thunder.
But now it’s the Jazz that dealt the Lakers a thorough beating, and Johnson simply couldn’t hold it back.
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I thought last season was bad because it was the worst in Lakers history. It looks like this season will be the worst in Lakers history.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) March 29, 2016
Last season, with Bryant out injured, the Lakers were clobbered by 48 points by the Clippers.
They went on to finish with 21 wins, the lowest in franchise history, and the Lakers now only have 15 victories with eight games left in their schedule.
Against the Jazz, the 37-year-old Kobe Bryant was a disappointing 1 for 11, but the players dubbed as the Lakers’ future weren’t any better, with No. 2 rookie pick D’Angelo Russell going 2 for 11, Julius Randle making 1 of five field goal attempts, and Fil-Am guard Jordan Clarkson a dismal 5 for 18.
The only good thing about this Lakers season is that we get a chance to say goodbye to Laker Great and Future Hall of Famer, Kobe Bryant!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) March 29, 2016