Very recovered after the elimination of his dear Lakers, Magic Johnson continues to express his frustration in the media. After contenting himself with tweets, the former leader directly attacked a player from the Angelino squad on the airwaves of a local radio station!
By virtue of the mythical aspect of the franchise and the expectations that have always surrounded it, each defeat of the Lakers has earned its players strong criticism. Nevertheless, that wiped this Thursday, synonymous with elimination in the first round of the playoffs, goes particularly badly among the fans. Necessarily, Magic johnson is no exception to the rule.
Always attached to the team that allowed him to shine on the floors of the league, the legendary leader has multiplied the rants on Twitter throughout the series. But after the dramatic conclusion of the post-season LA campaign, he went straight for Dennis Schröder on the airwaves. AM 570 LA Sports.
– AM 570 LA Sports (@ AM570LASports) June 4, 2021
Schröder? I don’t think he’s a Laker, and that’s just my opinion. I don’t know if they’re going to re-sign him or not, but I don’t think he brings the winning mentality and demeanor that we need. He had a chance to prove otherwise on this show, and for me, he missed the boat.
With averages of 14.3 points, 2.8 assists, 40.0% shooting and 30.8% at 3 points, the German international has indeed not at all justified the investment made by its leaders during the last offseason. Cataclysmic Game 5 sound even turned out to be historically mediocre, and symbolized his difficulties on the postseason.
Free agent this summer, Schröder would be on the radar of two great teams from the East. He left the door open to an extension in LA, however, to which Magic responded with varying degrees of glee.
But again, if he comes back, I will support him, I will support him and all that. But for now, I don’t think he’s a Laker.
You will understand, Magic Johnson is not one of the supporters of a re-signing of Dennis Schröder to the Lakers. This, even if he tries to remain as politically correct as possible towards his successor in LA.