Old School/New School Lakers Beef: Magic Johnson Thinks Lamar Kardashian-Odom Isn’t Hungry Enough Anymore

- By Bossip Staff

Magic Johnson doesn’t appreciate this year’s Lakers squad tarnishing his legacy.

And he made it clear recently who he thought was responsible for the team’s less than stellar performance. But even though he specifically called out Lamar Odom and Ron Artest for “not being hungry enough,” he sees other player flaws as well.

The Lakers are publicly expressing optimism about coming back from an 0-3 deficit in their Western Conference semifinal series against the Dallas Mavericks.

But don’t count Magic Johnsonas one of them. The Lakers great argued as an ESPN NBA analyst Saturday that the Lakers, and owner Jerry Buss, will need to make serious changes to their veteran-heavy roster during the off-season. Johnson’s most pointed suggestion involved the Lakers’ trading for Dwight Howard, even if it means giving up Andrew Bynum, Pau Gasol or Lamar Odom.

“Dr. Buss has a lot of work to do,” said Johnson. “He’s probably going to have to blow this team up after the season if the Lakers lose this series because you have to come back with some fresh faces. You have to pick between the two big men with which one you keep and then you trade the other one.”

Johnson didn’t aim his criticism solely at the Lakers’ front line, arguing that everybody outside of Kobe Bryant should be considered trade bait in what will be an uncertain off-season.

“The Lakers have two problems,” said Johnson. “They’re too slow and they have no athletes. This is an athletic league now. When you think about all the teams that are in the playoffs right now, they all can run fast and jump high.

“Sometimes you can be together too long,” he continued. “This group has been probably together too long.

Too bad the O.G. is really just blowing hot air: he sold his minority ownership in the Lakers so we doubt any of these young boys still getting NBA checks are losing sleep over Magic’s opinion.

Still: it’s Magic Johnson, and we are talking about the Lakers. Who else’s word could matter more in this situation?

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  • AMBER

    lamars head looks like a muddy potato.

    • MzFitt

      ROFLMBAO…hahahaha@ Muddy Potatoe…LOL…

    • AMBER

      LMAO… glad i made someone laugh. some of these commenter’s really need to get a LIFE !!!

  • Panamanian Miguel

    I wish he would STFU about the LAkers,his time has come and gone,how in the hell is he a commentator and never picks against the LAkers

    • datruth

      Because he is part owner and VP of the team.

  • team nymphis

    amber

    A milk dud wit clothes on

  • rip Nat Turner

    Amber is ALLERGIC to the SUN

  • Who knows

    He’s too busy chasing fame.

  • dont wanna say my name

    wow magic, they dont three-peat and its time to ship em out?

  • sportstalk23

    Squidward Odom is way into being a Kardashian, some of that offseason gigs are happening during the season which isn’t the best recipe, then you have Gasoft who practically needs a damn shrink, Kobe and Fisher are aging rapidly. Also nobody on the Lakeshow got an answer for Dirk. I love the Zen Master and Magic but seeing Kobe lose is a good day for me lol. Also the Lakers have the worst crowd to be a championship team, its like their very busy flossing and profiling before getting into the game

    • The Commenter Formerly Known as White Devil

      Cosign.

  • EBONYPEARL

    Why everybody got to to be so Negative about Kobe…He out there doing his job, giving people what they pay to see!!!

  • kinge

    magic needs to sit down and shut up. Bynum has been in the league how many years now and can’t even average 20pts. The laker bench has not step up in over 5 years. Of course Phil never really had to worry about a bench by always having the best players in the nba on one team. You got Ron Artest need I say more. The lakers do need to get a big man because Bynum don’t cut it, but they need guard play point and shooting, move Kobe to small foward, make a run at chris paul, dwight howard is going there anyways, keep pau and you can find a shooting guard in the league. Oh by the way LA get a BENCH.

    • kimmylita

      Right, and I’m sure your opinion means more than Magic’s – one of the top 5 greatest NBA players of all time. Get real.

  • http://WWW.BOSSIP.COM 5150

    The lakers were over when lamar married slow faced khole! Lol it is a WRAP!

  • http://www.bossip.com 5150

    The lakers were doomed as soon as lamar married slow faced khloe

  • keebler mf elf

    He got himself a big ol’ white woman now so its just time to give-up

  • j-byrd

    Look, I too share the hatred of the Lakers…they all are so overated….In fact majority of the basketball teams reflect false hype and to me, reflects their manhood too…for example…Lebron and the supposedly dream team…why in the heck would you want to be grouped with dudes to share the spotlight/leadership of the team…what happen to dudes who wanted to be the best in the team and show that through their track record (Jordan vs Magic…they had great support but you can clearly see who were the leaders of the team) it’s like players want to click up like broads nowadays, no balls or leadership at all….smh

    • j-byrd

      I really wanted to say “like h0e$ nowadays”….now i feel better…Happy Mothers Day to all the Mums, Ma’s, & Mommies

  • mona

    slow faced..lol
    she does look like she has DS

  • carla

    This has got to be the stupidest thing I have ever heard Magic say. The Lakers are tired thats why there not running up and down the court. And the reason they are tired is because they have played 3 seasons in two years.Every Playoff run that ends in the NBA Finals is like playing 1/2 a season. Magic know this is true.

    • j-byrd

      No hun…the fact of the matter is….these new generation of players do not have the balls of their predecessors….too comfortable….

  • jdmann

    Kobe should have taken some time off during the season to addressed those injuries he had. Instead the Lakers org let him ego trip and play thru them so he didn’t have anything for Dallas. It was not Odom or Artest fault they lost it was Kobe and Phil.

    • j-byrd

      Aye…look up Jordan’s injuries as well as other players from 70’s-96…these dudes are weak physically….the WNBA broads got more heart than these fools

  • Michael

    I HATE the Mavericks
    I HATE Dirk N
    I HATE Mark Cuban
    I HATE mavericks and cowboy fans.

    # Thatisall

  • j-byrd

    I 2nd that motion

  • Michael

    I hope the Thunder/ Grizziies BEAT the HOLY $hit out of those losers.

    • Bloodshot Third Eye

      Nothing funnier than an entitled salty crybaby laker’s fan. Bet you do hope somebody else does the job your team was too inadequate to do.

    • elam23

      @ Bloodshot

      Be Quiet you little mavericks fan/laker hater. What i’m saying isn’t really a ‘hope’ honestly, it’s a sure thing.

  • Lisa

    You ignorant racist hoodrat this is why these guys need to secure their future with other opportunities because you never know when it will end. You racists n*ggas are on here tlking sh*t about Lamar because he married Khloe that has nothing to do with anything, he has played great this season. Ugghh Black people are the new racists in America and I am so ashamed.

  • IT'S A CARIBBEAN THANG...

    lmmfao @ lamar kardashian….funny

  • Real Issh

    I lost all my respect for Odom when he tried to tackle Nowitski . Then lost all respect for Bynum when he hit that dude .

    • elam23

      Cry me a river, build a bridge,and get over it. That was child’s play, compared to the 1990’s.

      #UCK the Mavericks

  • kir

    The only athlete they have is Shannon Brown.

  • Quirky shimeerky

    Hahahahaha. Stans.

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