Magic Johnson says Pelicans didn’t act in good faith on Anthony Davis trade talks l NBA Sound – Los Angeles Video



published: 2019-02-10 22:00:03

Magic Johnson opens up about the Los Angeles Lakers’ unsuccessful NBA trade deadline talks with the New Orleans Pelicans for Anthony Davis, looking forward to the playoffs and working with the Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons later this summer.

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  1. Yea the game is a "job" to people in upper management and not on the court. To the guys on the court it's more than that, It's about something inside the human spirit. If Magic keeps tampering with that spirit a championship isn't going to happen. Trading Zubac? Trading Svi? Trading our whole team for A.D.?
    TRADE MAGIC.

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  2. young Lakers want to stay and keep their job,they better make playoffs if not Luke Walton out the door as well.

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  3. Paul pierce was right, again they're all pros

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  4. Lebron is their teacher and they have to be committed

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  5. After he and LeBron tried to unsuccessfully trade almost half of the team, he expects everything will be OK? Magic was a superstar whose antics fired his coach. LeBron is a megastar whose ego makes him believe that he is bigger than the NBA itself.

    They should marry EACH other. Or LeBron should marry Magic's gay son or something(?)

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  6. Im a laker fan i think we should focus on the lottery 🤣

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  7. Move on today they will trade them soon thats for sure .

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  8. Magic really sucks as a team president – I understand he has a vision for the Lakers and try to make it happen
    but since he moved upstairs the only noticeable thing about him is how he is loud about his 'moves': he is regularly
    undermining his coach and their young core on a weekly or monthly basis. How they supposed to feel about it?
    Oh yeah I forgot they are professional, they shouldn't feel anything at all, they should feel blessed to play for the
    Lakers and being managed by Magic. Sheesh, and they wonder why no one wants to go to the Lakers.

    Everybody make move in this league but why he has to so loud about all his moves, the show is not about him
    anymore but yet he can't never help throwing in his glorious past even when it is not about him.

    At least MJ is smart enough to understand that running a winning franchise is not the same as playing for
    a winning franchise, it requires a less ego-based perspective or at least silent ego.

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  9. Listen Magic you've proven the nba ain't shit and certain teams management aint shit you just tried to trade the entire team (besides lebron) for one injury prone player lol

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  10. magic sure is quite positive in this interview

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  11. Ben Simmons want to work out with the Lakers? Lol These players too buddy buddy

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  12. What a shitty owner. Who would want to work there to feel expendable…. Business ….business… Not that guy… You know… Trade…

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  13. NBA will be better when LeDrama is gone

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  14. It's not that you trying to trade them but you tried to trade them on the strength of LeBron tho…That's the problem.

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  15. Why am I gonna play hard if I know am getting traded, personally I think magic is joking

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  16. Magic is a fraud..Bron is fraud..

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  17. hold on!! the most CUT THROAT franchise saying that another franchise didn't act in good faith???

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  18. I have aged more in 2019 than magic has in 25 years

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  19. Bottom line, be a professional and show up to work…

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  20. Lmao why this snake keep swerving back and forth? His body language is suspect as fuck.

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  21. It’s a shame Magic handled that situation like his player Lbj
    So classless from him

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  22. Blatant tampering got him nowhere. And here he goes again with it, regarding Ben Simmons.

    The league is just turning a blind eye to it. Watch them ok Magic working with Simmons this summer, knowing full damn well Simmons isn't happy right now in Philly, and Magic WILL be recruiting him.

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  23. After the season this is going to be really bad. This is not the first time Magic will be charged with tampering. The Lakers will get a big fine and I believe Magic will be forced to step down. This is tampering. The Pelicans wanted to sale you a 2015 Honda Accord for $150k. You simply walk away from that deal because it was clear they did not want to do business with you.

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  24. Man, shut up magic Johnson… You have failed the Lakers!! You bonehead!!

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  25. Work with your young players first magic wth is you doing

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  26. Magic is clueless. He and Jeanie Buss has allowed Lebron James and his "camp" to hijack the Lakers. Lebron got what he wants, and that's to be in L.A., get paid and then retire.

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  27. fuck you magic, fuck LeFlop and fuck the Lakers

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  28. Listen Ben Simmons… unless you plan on wearing a Laker uniform you need to find someone else to mentor you on playing point. Although Magic is retired and a legend he is now the ENEMY IN YOUR EYES and the Sixers. Don't let the smile fool you, Magic is as competitive and conniving as they come. He will do whatever is necessary to give the Lakers the edge. And, forget the guard position you need to lock yourself in a gym all Summer and work on your jumpshot and your freethrows. Playing the guard position is the least of your worries.

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  29. Bitch now u worried about the Playoffs .. salty MF

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  30. Nobody wants to hug you a catch AIDS magic

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  31. When you trade one or two players it’s expected but when you try to trade half the team and don’t succeed you fucked up

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  32. David Stern publicly called Pels GM Demps a “lousy general manager” way back when..

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  33. Simmons to the Lakers confirmed

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  34. Man he sounds like he lying about everything! Swaying back in forth like that… if he doesn't get another superstar next year he'll be done there!

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  35. Magic, you are an all-time great and we respect you. But talking about the Pelicans not having "good faith" in these negotiations is hypocritical af. Just accept it and move on.

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  36. Your a fucking idiot magic Johnson if your excited about the sorry ass player you acquired in muscala fucking dumb ass

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  37. Y’all gone put some respek on my name I aint’ gone say it no mo

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  38. Magic is in over his head. Your smile can only get you so far. The lakers began this whole process in bad faith and the pelicans taught them a good lesson. You're not allowed to claim bad faith on anyone but yourself

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  39. I don't know who's leaking between the two teams, but if I'd take I guess, it's the lakers. Even their closed door sessions get broadcast to the media! And if the leak about the trade came from them, then there's no one to blame but themselves. Can't say the pelicans "wasn't acting in good faith". They thought about it, and decided lakers best offer isn't enough.

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  40. Magic is a heartless ignorant garbage as a president, another Phil Jackson

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