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VIDEO: Magic Johnson Says ‘Defense Wins Championships’ On Arsenio

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Over the last two years, Magic Johnson has been highly critical of the Los Angeles Lakers while the team tries to get things back on track. Not only has Dr. Jerry Buss passed away and Dwight Howard jumped ship for the Houston Rockets, but the team has been torn to shreds due to injuries, making it incredibly difficult to win games consistently this season.

After a lot of backlash following his latest rant about the Lakers on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Magic promised to dial it back a bit in terms of criticizing his former team and did just that on Arsenio last night.

Arsenio Hall asked a few questions about the Lakers, but Magic admitted that he’s promised not to take shots at the team. Despite his promise, Magic did have some interesting things to say, claiming that the Lakers don’t like him talking the truth and that ultimately defense wins championships.

Magic gave the example of the Seattle Seahawks destroying the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl when talking about the important of defense.

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  • gm jack

    Mr. Ward, give it up. We have had plenty of Magic. The Well is dry!!!!!

  • Daryl Peek

    The only problem I have with Magic is his hypocrisy. When he was given the chance to coach the Lakers in 93-94 he quit rather than try to stick it out with a roster of sub par talent. Magic knows full well patience’s is now needed just as it was in the 90′s when he chose the be a talk show host VS. coach the Lakers.

    I love Magic and I understand his frustration but he needs to chill….

    • nlruizjr

      the time to chill is over with, it’s time to complain to the FO for a coach that knows what he is doing, it’s apparent that MD is over his head, period !!!!

      • Daryl Peek

        Over his head?!? What part of all the injuries memo did you not get? Again, Magic quit on a sub par roster that was not injured!! Where was all the IRE back then?

  • hookedonnews

    Magic just can’t help himself. His definition of truth = his opinions. And not everything that’s true needs to be said. Defense by itself doesn’t win championships. You still have to have an effective offense. Bad offense hurts your defense. We all know the Lakers defense needs to improve. We just expect support from the guy who’s most identified with the Lakers brand. When people think of the championship teams Magic was part of, I don’t think defense is the first thing that comes to mind.

  • NickOld

    I thought he said he would stop yapping criticism of the Lakers. That’s good for what half a week, dam Magic, wth.

    • nlruizjr

      someone has to put pressure on the FO, why not Magic, the point is we don’t want MD back, thus we need Magic to put that point across, do you have anyone else that can have that much pressure to make a change ???

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