Breaking Down the Lakers Season Through Magic Johnson’s Eyes, Tweets

It's no secret that the 2012-13 season has not been what the Los Angeles Lakers nor their fans hoped it would be. Signing Steve Nash in free agency gave the team its first true point guard since Nick Van Exel, and trading for Dwight Howard provided the Lakers with the best center in the NBA. On paper, Los Angeles appeared ready for a title run.

That never happened. Mike Brown was fired after the Princeton offense failed, Mike D'Antoni was hired over Phil Jackson to replace him, and none has been more vocal or critical about the Lakers' shortcomings than former team great and NBA Hall of Famer (not to mention honorary VP) Earvin "Magic" Johnson.

The same Magic Johnson who thought the Lakers could do no wrong on the heels of what appeared to be an absurdly successful offseason.


Welcome to LA @stevenash.Laker Nation is excited to have you!

— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) July 12, 2012  

Welcome to the @lakers Antawn Jamison

— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) July 19, 2012  

Welcome to LA, @dwighthoward, city of champions & Lakers Nation!

— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) August 10, 2012  

We should all applaud & salute Jim Buss & Mitch Kupchak for making these moves happen.

— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) August 10, 2012  

With the addition of @stevenash & @dwighthoward, the @lakers are complete & are going to be so exciting to watch!

— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) August 10, 2012 Of course, Magic wasn't the only Lakers fan counting those chickens a tad early, but it also goes without saying that the most exciting thing about this franchise has thus far been waiting to hear what comes out of Kobe Bryant's mouth next.

With great talent comes great expectations, something Johnson understood even amidst his...

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