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Magic: 'I Die With Every Game Lakers Lose'

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LOS ANGELES — It's been said that you expect more from the ones that you love — and there's no doubt that Magic Johnson loves the Los Angeles Lakers. 

 

He played for them, coached them and was a team vice president and part owner until he sold his shares in order to partner up with the new Dodger ownership group. 

 

And his expectations for the Lakers are equal — or even higher — than that of the most rabid Lakers fans.

 

Ever since the firing of Mike Brown and subsequent hiring of new coach Mike D'Antoni, Johnson has made no secret of the fact that he thinks the Buss family and Mitch Kupchak made a bad hire and should have brought back Phil Jackson to run the team. 

 

Monday afternoon at Dodger Stadium...

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