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07:29 AM ET 01.29 | Magic Johnson went back to a familiar place earlier this week and on no small stage. [Johnson] torched his favorite team again, telling "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno on Monday night the Lakers were in a bind because of "some critical mistakes." The biggest of those mistakes, according to Johnson? Hiring Coach Mike D'Antoni instead of Phil Jackson early last season. "He don't teach defense," Johnson said. "I can't stand to watch the Lakers play because the same play happens every single time on the Lakers -- pick and roll and the guard goes all the way in for a layup. What are we, 40-something games into the season? The teams run the same play on us. We haven't stopped it yet. Uh, duh." D'Antoni, whose team has given up at least 100 points in 12 consecutive games, declined to address Johnson's comments Tuesday morning.

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Mike D'Antoni, Icon Sports Mike D'Antoni, Icon Sports
January 29, 2014  07:37 AM ET

Welcome to my world.

January 29, 2014  08:08 AM ET

So an all-time Laker great cant even stay on the bandwagon when it gets bad....LOL

January 29, 2014  08:21 AM ET

Yeah, its tough watching the Lakers this season. I thought last season was bad but this season has taken new heights. When you look around the league and in the college ranks there does not appear to be any hope. It does not appear that any major free agents will come to LA until Kobe departs and when you have D'Antoni as the head coach you have to wonder which player want to play in that system. The Lakers worst mistake was acquiring "Nash" at his age "38". I know what Nash use to look like but he's not that player any more.

January 29, 2014  08:27 AM ET

magic is just jealous cause mike has a better winning percentage as coach of the lakers than he did
:)

January 29, 2014  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

magic is just jealous cause mike has a better winning percentage as coach of the lakers than he did:)

but does Mike D have a basketball team named after him?

January 29, 2014  08:43 AM ET

Dumbtonie was hired to bring back Showtime. They got showtime but w/ old broken players and some young guns who love to shoot. Too bad Kobe won't be able to prove anybody wrong because his return has just been pushed back 3 more weeks. He'll still be back and bring the Lakers back into the playoffs...

January 29, 2014  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

but does Mike D have a basketball team named after him?

not sure -
is there a team named the pringles ?

January 29, 2014  08:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Dumbtonie was hired to bring back Showtime. They got showtime but w/ old broken players and some young guns who love to shoot.

it'd be like asking the golden girls to be charlies angles

January 29, 2014  08:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

not sure - is there a team named the pringles ?

Nope, but there is always the...........

January 29, 2014  08:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

it'd be like asking the golden girls to be charlies angles

Eeewww! But yes exactly!

January 29, 2014  08:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Nope, but there is always the...........

*

January 29, 2014  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

it'd be like asking the golden girls to be charlies angles

GAWD, don't even want to know what an ANGLE is suppose to do for Charlie....

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January 29, 2014  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

GAWD, don't even want to know what an ANGLE is suppose to do for Charlie....

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January 29, 2014  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Welcome to my world.

Yeah, the Celtics suck.

Sorry, bro.

January 29, 2014  09:08 AM ET

Can't argue with Magic. Or jbg, or Hippo, or Guam, or Mick...

HHhhhhhh... life sucks!

January 29, 2014  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Yeah, the Celtics suck. Sorry, bro.








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January 29, 2014  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Can't argue with Magic. Or jbg, or Hippo, or Guam, or Mick... HHhhhhhh... life sucks!

It could be worse...... You could've moved over to the Mid-west...


Oh wait never mind...!!!

January 29, 2014  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Can't argue with Magic. Or jbg, or Hippo, or Guam, or Mick... HHhhhhhh... life sucks!






My front yard at 8 am this morning....







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January 29, 2014  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

7

Warped minds think alike....LMAO

 
January 29, 2014  09:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Can't argue with Magic. Or jbg, or Hippo, or Guam, or Mick... HHhhhhhh... life sucks!

Don't worry. Life sucks ... and then you die.

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