Magic Johnson Goes on Twitter Tirade and Suggests How to Fix LA Lakers

Magic Johnson has become very opinionated over the course of the past few seasons regarding the path of the Los Angeles Lakers, and his reaction to their current slump has been no different, causing him to go off on a Twitter tirade.

As a very public figure, a member of the media (for whatever reason) and a legend in Lakerland, it's quite obvious that what he says is going to be noteworthy.

He's gone off regarding everything from Mike D'Antoni's defense (or lack thereof), Dwight Howard's conundrum on either end of the floor and Pau Gasol's relative "softness."

It's all really very interesting if you take it at face value, but there's a lot of misunderstanding between Magic and what is actually going on with the Lakers.

Let's just go through a quick rundown of his tweets over the past few hours and really examine what he's got to say.

I'm tired of blaming the coach, the responsibility is on the @lakers players.

— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) January 7, 2013 Alright, we're off on the right foot here. There's only so much a coach can do with a group of players who have had so little time to play together.

At a certain point, the players have to be held accountable. I can't wholly absolve D'Antoni of his poor coaching, but there needs to be some bootstrap-pulling on the part of the players.

.@dwighthoward has to stop complaining and start dominating on offense....@paugasol has to stop playing soft and get back to 18pts & 10rebs!

— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) January 7, 2013 Now we're getting into actual suggestions.

I'm not quite sure what telling Dwight Howard to "dominate on offense" does, but sure, that's fine. Although, it seems obvious his lack of domination has a lot to do with his recovery from back surgery.

Plus, I would say he needs to get back to dominating on defense before he tries to dominate on offens...

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