Following yesterday’s Farmers Field news conference in downtown L.A., Lakers legend Magic Johnson chimed in on the champs recent struggles, and on Kupchak’s comments regarding a trade possibility before the deadline:
“I think we have to. We have to do something. The Lakers are not responding and two things showed me that — the Miami Heat Christmas game and then the Boston Celtics game [on Sunday]. When you don’t get up for your two biggest games during the season and you have flat performances, then you have to start looking at trade possibilities to improve the team and bring some energy to the team and bring some new life to the team.”
Moments later, he solidified his stance by saying…
“We’re not responding to the more athletic teams and the quicker teams. So we must change something. I think we have to now look at this team and maybe say we’re not good enough. Things might have to change.”
ESPN L.A. columnist Arash Markazi has the full scoop here.